As a youngster in Victoria, British Columbia in the early 1960’s, Chris Hall watched his dad work as a scorekeeper for the Shamrocks lacrosse team. Chris played basketball, rugby and other sports, but it was box and field lacrosse, that he went on to excel in as a player, coach and general manager.
Hall played for the Victoria Shamrocks in the Western Lacrosse Association (1973, 1974, 1976-1982). He played one season (1975) for the Boston Bolts of the original National Lacrosse League.
He went on to coach or co-coach the Shamrocks for 10 seasons between 1983 and 2001. He won the Mann Cup as a player in 1979 and as a coach in 1983 and 1999.
He played for Canada in the World Games in Baltimore (1982), in Los Angeles (1984) and in the World Championships in Toronto (1986). He was selected all-world defenseman at the World Games (1984). Chris was the head coach and GM of the Canadian National Field Team from 1988-1994 and led the squad to a silver medal in Australia (1990) and a bronze medal in England (1994).
In 1980, he co-founded and head coached the Victoria Seaspray field lacrosse club. Under his leadership, the team captured 12 Ross Cup Senior Men’s National Championships.
Hall’s NLL coaching career began in 2002 with the Calgary Roughnecks. He took the Roughnecks and the Washington Stealth to NLL championships in 2004 and 2010 respectively. He also coached Team England in two world indoor box lacrosse championships.
Chris was inducted into the Greater Victoria and National Lacrosse League Halls of Fame prior to his death in December, 2014 at the age of 64.
INDUCTED IN 2015
CANADIAN SENIOR CAREER
NATIONAL LACROSSE LEAGUE
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