Dana Hale named Co-Lin tennis coach, instructor, division chair

Published 10:08 pm Monday, June 3, 2019

The Copiah-Lincoln Community College Athletic Department recently announced Dana Hale as the new head coach of the men and women’s tennis programs. Hale will also be the Heath, Physical Education and Recreation division chair as well as an instructor.

“We are excited to have Dana lead our HPR division and coach our tennis teams,” said Co-Lin Athletic Director Bryan Nobile. “Dana brings experience in different aspects of athletics and education. I know she is looking forward to building on the recent success our tennis teams have had.”

Hale, a Tremont native, is a graduate of Itawamba Community College where she played basketball, softball and tennis. After ICC, Hale earned her bachelor’s degree in coaching and sports administration at the University of Southern Mississippi before completing her master’s degree in physical education at Mississippi State University.

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Hale has worked in numerous roles in sports medicine and athletic training with stints at St. Dominic Hospital and North Mississippi Medical Center and administration roles at the Mississippi Department of Education. Hale has also been involved with Amateur Athletic Union basketball league as both a coach and player for more than five years.

“I am very excited for this opportunity at Co-Lin,” Hale said. “I’m looking forward to building on the success of our women’s program after winning the MACJC State Championship this year and continuing the winning tradition of the men’s program. With the upgrades to the facilities on the horizon with the Back The Pack capital campaign and my excitement to hit the road recruiting, it is an exciting time for the program.”