Steve Hall begins his eighth season atop the WPI Wrestling program in 2017-2018.
Over the first five years at the helm the program registered its 500th win, had sixteen All Regional wrestlers, and five Scholar All-Americans. The Engineers have had two national qualifiers over that time span with Zach Hartzell at 174lbs in 2013 and Brian Amato at 125lbs in 2015. Amato also became WPI’s twelfth All-American, placing eighth at the 2015 national championships.
Hall was standout wrestler in the mid-1980’s for Hall of Fame coach Phil Grebinar. He totaled a career record of 54-4-2 (.902 winning percentage) and is tied for fourth in dual-meet wins. The 296 team points he amassed places him second all-time while he is one of only two WPI Wrestlers to have two undefeated dual meet seasons in the history of the program. Hall also belongs to a rare group of WPI wrestlers who garnered four All-New England honors and he was a key part of WPI’s first two New England championship teams in 1985 and 1987. He was inducted into the WPI Athletics Hall of Fame in September of 2008.
After graduation, Hall served as an assistant coach under Grebinar for four years. During that time, he coached All-Americans Brian Glatz and John Roy, a total of five New England champions, and 33 New England place winners. He has been involved at some level with the sport of wrestling for over 35 years and arrived at WPI after an impressive career at Unatego High School in upstate New York. He was a Section Four champion and third at the all-divisions New York State Championships. He wrestled for National Wrestling Hall of Fame coach Dan Wickham and helped the Spartans win the Section Four title and earn a final ranking of seventh amongst all divisions within New York. Between his two stints on the hill at WPI, Hall continued coaching at the youth and high school level throughout Massachusetts.
While at WPI, Hall also enjoyed success out of the classroom as he was named an Academic All-American following the 1986-87 season. He graduated from WPI with a degree in mechanical engineering design and had a successful professional career focusing on electronics manufacturing automation. During his career he became known globally as an expert in surface mount technology process development and had numerous technical articles published around the world in multiple languages. He is also the owner of two US patents, was President of the Surface Mount Technology Association, and finished his technology career as the President of EKRA America, Inc. Hall is currently the owner of Federation Sports and Consulting, a corporate management consulting and sports management firm.
Steve and his wife, Michelle (WPI '85), reside in Sudbury with their two sons, Connor and Matthew.