Alcorn State, MS--The Alcorn State University Family is deeply saddened by the loss of first year Strength and Conditioning Coach, Thomas "Zeus" Hall. Hall, 40, was the victim of a fatal car accident early this morning.
Hall was in his first season as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Braves and was responsible for the physical development of Alcorn student-athletes, training all Athletic Programs.
“Zeus was a joy to work with and was very helpful throughout the entire department of Athletics. The staff and student-athletes are in shock over this tragic news. Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with his family in their time of bereavement,” stated Interim Athletic Director Dr. Malvin Williams, Sr.
During his fourteen year tenure at Southern University, Zeus served as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach under the Great noted Head Coach Billy C. Long, whose physical fitness Philosophy helped aid the St. Louis Rams become the 2000 Super Bowl Champions. Hall served under Coach Danny Morris as "The Enforcer" for the Strength and Conditioning program that helped bring Southern University back to the top of SWAC in 2003 with a Championship, and a return trip to Birmingham in 2004.
Hall was a native of Baton Rouge, LA where he was 1992 graduate of Capitol High School, and he earned his Associates in Law Enforcement in 2000, as well as his Bachelors in Criminal Justice in 2001 from Southern University. He was also a Professional member of the NSCA as well as a devoted member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.