Former Cumberland All-American Chelsey Hall begins her third year on the Cumberland coaching staff, moving into a full-time role in 2017-18. Hall served as a graduate assistant for the Phoenix and remains as an assistant coach. She helps with practices and handling travel arrangements for the team.
The Murfreesboro, Tenn., native played two seasons at UT Martin before transferring to Cumberland, earning NAIA Third Team All-America honors in both campaigns. The former Blackman High School standout averaged 15.3 points, 3.0 assists and 1.9 steals as a junior and posted 12.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.7 steals as a senior.
Hall garnered First Team All-Mid-South Conference and Academic All-Mid-South accolades in both years and was an NAIA Scholar-Athlete as a senior.
The Phoenix finished 16-13 and 18-12 in her two seasons as the point guard, reaching the NAIA Championships both years, including a 56-51 upset of fourth-ranked Bethel University in 2016.
Hall earned All-District and All-District Tournament honors as a junior and senior for coach Chad Hibdon at Blackman High and was named a Top 50 Senior in Tennessee by Rick Bolus’ High School Potential Basketball Recruiting Service. The Blaze reached the TSSAA State Tournament her freshman and junior campaigns and finished her senior season 24-6 overall.
She spent two seasons at UT Martin, reaching the NCAA Tournament in both seasons. She played in 26 games as a freshman but just 13 as a sophomore, backing up All-America guards Heather Butler and Jasmine Newsome.
Hall earned her bachelor’s in Sports Management at Cumberland and is currently working on her master’s in Business Administration at CU.