"Bret has proven to be one of the best coaches in the country," head coach Marci Jobson said. "He has coached me personally at every level, including the Women's National Team, and everywhere he goes he produces results."
Hall comes to Baylor with coaching and playing experience at every level, having coached professional youth soccer for 23 years and played professionally for 16.
Hall was an assistant coach for the U.S. Women's National Team in 2007, helping lead the USA to a third-place finish.
Hall is the only head coach in history to win three consecutive USL Outdoor championships, leading the Chicago Stingers to the 1998 D3 Pro League championship and the team's successo,r Chicago Sockers, to two straight Premier Development League titles in 1999 and 2000. He was a 2004 inductee into the United Soccer League Hall of Fame.
Hall was also the initial coach of the Chicago Fire Reserves when the team replaced the Sockers in 2001. Through five seasons, he had a regular season mark of 67-21-2, a postseason record of 14-2 and a US Open Cup record of 3-2-1 that included fantastic performances in 1998 and 2000. Hall's teams were renowned for their defense, never finishing worse than second in goals allowed and giving up just five goals in 15 playoff games over the first four years, including a perfect shutout run in 2000.