Meet Matt Hall

Matt was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was brought up in a very athletic household with parents who encouraged him to play as many sports as possible.  Matt followed in his older brother’s footsteps focusing on baseball and football. After Matt completed his sophomore season on the varsity football team at Horizon High School,  he decided to focus his attention on baseball.  He was only the tenth freshmen in school history to make the varsity baseball team and continued on to be a 4-year varsity letter winner.  During his senior year, he led the baseball team to win the state championship title, hit the most home runs in the state of Arizona, and received the male athlete of the year award at Horizon. Matt was also ranked the 46th best high school player in the country by Baseball America.

In 2005, Matt was selected in the 8th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Anaheim Angels.  Matt declined the offer to sign with the Angels and decided to attend  Arizona State University on a scholarship for baseball.  He started for Arizona State for two years and experienced a run to the College World Series his sophomore year. Although Matt enjoyed his time at Arizona State, he decided it would be in his best interest to transfer to Auburn University for his junior season.  In 2008 at Auburn, Matt led the South Eastern Conference in fielding percentage as a short stop where he made only 5 errors on the season and enjoyed a 19 game hitting streak.

After Matt’s junior season at Auburn, he was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 10th round of the Maor League Baseball draft.  Matt played in the Rays minor league organization for 4 years before retiring from the Triple A Durham Bulls in 2012.  During Matt’s tenure with the Rays, he had the opportunity to play in 2 major league exhibition games against the New York Mets.  In 2011, Matt won the Erik Walker Award, which recognizes one Ray’s minor league player who exemplifies teamwork, sportsmanship and community involvement…attributes exhibited by Rays minor league pitcher Erik Walker, who died tragically in October 2006 in a canoeing accident.

Matt now resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with his beautiful wife Danielle Pascente-Hall!  He has a passion for coaching and mentoring young athletes and wants to make it easier and more accessible for younger athletes to understand mechanics, mentality, and approach to the game. To book a session with Matt, CLICK HERE.