Brian Hall

Brian Hall

First date in charge: 11/01/1987

Last date in charge: 07/01/1995

Number of games in charge: 257

Number of seasons in charge: 4

Brian Hall 11/01/1987 - 12/10/1990 & 24/01/1994 – 07/01/1995

1st Spell - Played 198, Won 100, Drew 43, Lost 55, Win Rate 50.51%

2nd Spell - Played 59, Won 14, Drew 14, Lost 31, Win Rate 23.73%

Combined – Played 257, Won 114, Drew 57, Lost 86, Win Rate 44.36%

Brian Hall arrived at Huish with an interesting footballing CV. He had played in the Southern League for Dunstable and gained coaching badges under Alan Batsford at Walton & Hersham, Wimbledon and later Wealdstone. It was at Wealdstone where as manager he had built a side that had won the Southern League, then the Gola League (Conference) and FA Trophy double as well as several local Middlesex cups. He was a trainer in the Metropolitan Police, a role he continued with until he went full time with Yeovil in October 1987.

At the end of Hall’s first season in charge Yeovil amassed 91 points, but were pipped for the title by Wycombe Wanderers who racked up 101. Scarborough had won the Conference, and so became the first club to gain automatic promotion to the Football League, establishing a clear pathway for the holy grail of Yeovil footballing achievements. It was to be third time lucky in the Isthmian the following season, as the title was secured in 1987/88 and promotion back to the Conference, along with a third round FA Cup tie with Queens Park Rangers and winning the AC Delco Cup (Isthmian League Cup).

Yeovil finished 9th in the Conference in their first season back, but problems were looming with the impending move to the new ground. In fact after the move, Hall only managed 12 games in charge before he was sacked. He returned in January 1994 for around a 12 month period, but with further financial problems around the club and a lack of discipline on the field he was again sacked in January 1995. He died in April 1999.