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August 8, 2008

Volleyball coach battling cancer and opposing teams

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“The cancer that I have is very curable in most cases and just depends on how my body responds to surgery and treatments,” Hall said. “I feel real good the way things have gone so far. That I feel healthy, have energy, very seldom get sick at all. You would never know I had this type of cancer if I had not been told.”

He expects to be coaching at most of the girls volleyball games this year.

“We’re starting over with a bunch of freshman, sophomores and juniors since we had a lot of graduates last year,” he said “I, however, feel that the team should be very successful this upcoming year if all the younger girls perform as I think they will.”

Hall is also the head girls golf coach at Commerce High School, as well as the assistant girls basketball coach. Hall is very optimistic that he can beat osteosarcoma.

If the chemotherapy treatments keep shrinking the tumor and the surgery is successful, then coach Hall can probably look forward to a complete recovery.

Hall said that he would be at as many girls’ volleyball games as possible.

“The doctors would have to pull me off the bench to keep me from coaching,” he said.

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