Chris Hall, a longtime coach in the National Lacrosse League and a member of the NLL Hall of Fame, died on Sunday after a long illness. He had been battling cancer since 2011.
Hall spent 12 years coaching in the NLL. His career started with the Calgary Roughnecks in 2002, where he won his first title in 2004. Hall later moved to San Jose in 2008. The Stealth moved to Washington in 2009, where he won another championship in 2010. That team also reached the finals in 2011 and 2013. The Stealth played in suburban Seattle before moving to Vancouver in 2013.
Hall, who also had a distinguished playing career, retired from his coaching duties earlier this year for health reasons but stayed in Vancouver’s front office. He is third in career coaching wins in the NLL behind Darris Kilgour and Les Bartley. Hall was considered one of the most popular personalities in the sport of indoor lacrosse.