Camden Catholic proudly welcomes Coach Robert “Cody” Hall as the head coach for the legendary Irish football program. Hall is a graduate of James Madison University, where he was a wide receiver and return specialist on the Dukes football team, as well as a member of the NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. He comes to CCHS with more than a decade of high school teaching and coaching experience, most recently at the Glen Mills Schools.
Hall is a seasoned educator who is lauded by colleagues for his strong character and leadership, especially concerning young men. He is a past Glen Mills School “Teacher of the Year” award recipient. In addition to his work as an educator, Hall helped lead the Glen Mills football team to its first PIAA playoff appearance and to three Del-Val League championships. His coaching experience includes roles as offensive coordinator, quarterbacks, wide receiver and passing coordinator, defensive backs and special teams coordinator, and assistant defensive coordinator.
This hire comes following a competitive search for the next leader of the Irish football squad, one of South Jersey’s most legendary programs, which has been in existence for more than 80 years. “It was clear from the outset that Cody’s values match the mission of Camden Catholic,” said Derrick Levine, Director of Athletics. “He is a man of faith who has excelled as an educator, a mentor and a coach. We are confident in his ability to lead the Irish football program during this crucial moment.”
“As a strong man of faith, a lifelong student of football, and an educator, there is no better fit for me than Camden Catholic High School,” said Coach Hall. “From my very first meeting at the school, I have felt welcomed by their staff and inspired by their mission. My many years of teaching and coaching experience have led me to this next step, which I take on with great pride and hope for the future of the Irish football program. Not only do I expect to lead the team on the field, but I also will focus on guiding the players to excel as students and young men.”
“We are confident in Cody’s ability to support our players’ academic goals while helping lead them as student-athletes at Camden Catholic,” said Principal Heather Crisci. President Mary Whipkey added, “Camden Catholic is poised to launch a new chapter in our proud football tradition. Cody’s strong faith will be a beacon for the young men in our Irish football program. We look forward to welcoming him into the Camden Catholic community as we move forward together as one family.”
Coach Hall hosted a player-parent meeting for the existing team and incoming students on Tuesday, June 05, 2018. He will begin summer workouts and team-building events immediately. He expects to announce his coaching staff in the coming weeks.