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Hal Nunnally

A native of Petersburg, VA, Hal Nunnally attended Petersburg High School, before moving to Randolph-Macon College for three years where he served as the basketball scorekeeper under legendary head coach Paul Webb. While illness prevented Nunnally from playing sports, it did not prevent him from immersing himself in the sports and the success that would follow. Following a stint as an assistant basketball coach at Prince George High School, Nunnally took over as the athletic director and head basketball coach at Tidewater Academy in Wakefield, VA (1964-72). After eight successful years at Tidewater Academy, he went back to Ashland where he would assist Webb and coach the Randolph-Macon JV squad from 1972-1975, posting a 38-6 record. In 1975 he would be named Head Men’s Basketball Coach at R-MC, a position he would hold for 24 seasons until his retirement in 1999. As head coach, he would go on to become the winningest coach in R-MC history with a record of 431-232, a 65% winning percentage. Nunnally’s Yellow Jackets teams posted 20-winning seasons, 10 seasons of 20 or more wins, made 10 NCAA Tournament Appearances including an appearance in the 1977 National Championship, and won five conference tournament championships. Nunnally’s accolades include being named NABC District Coach of the Year five -times, Mason-Dixon Conference Coach of the Year two-times, ODAC Coach of the Year three-times, and Virginia Sports Information Directors Coach of the Year in 1977. When Nunnally retired in 1999, he was one of four coaches in Virginia history to eclipse 400 wins. In 2002, he was named an honorary member of the Catholic University Sports Club basketball team in Santiago, Chile for his service to Chilean basketball, and in 2004 was inducted into the R-MC Athletics Hall of Fame.

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