Natalie Hall enters her first season as the assistant cross country coach and assistant distance coach for the Hokies after previously spending the past two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach.
Hall (formerly Sherbak) has been in the Virginia Tech cross country/track and field program since 2004 where she ran under current head cross country and distance coach Ben Thomas throughout her collegiate career.
During her career, she was a four-time ACC champion, winning the 10,000 meters in back-to-back years in 2008 and 2009, the 5,000 meters in 2009 and she was a member of the of the 2007 distance medley relay team. In her final season, Hall earned All-America honors in the mile during the indoor season after placing 10th at the NCAA Championships. Today, she still holds school records in the mile (4:40.31), 5,000 meters (16:23.51) and DMR (11:30.01).
From 2006-2008, she was a part of three of the top Hokie teams in the program's history. The 2006 season was the first time the women?s team had qualified for the NCAA Championships. In 2007 and 2008, her teams won back-to-back indoor and outdoor conference championships.
Since graduating from Tech, Hall had been working full-time with Athletes In Action, a campus ministry, where she served as a life coach, mentoring student-athletes.
A native of Virginia Beach, Va., she holds a B.A. in marketing and an M.A. in health education and promotion from Virginia Tech. Hall and her husband, Hunter, a former All-American pole vaulter at Virginia Tech, live in Blacksburg.