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Hall Named Redbird Football Defensive Assistant Coach

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[April 23, 2014]  NORMAL Illinois State football head coach Brock Spack announced Friday that Khenon Hall has been named the team's defensive assistant coach, working primarily with the team's defensive backs. Hall previously had been hired on full time as the team's director of football operations, but he will move into the new role immediately.

"Khenon loves Illinois State University and is very passionate about the game of football," Spack said. "He has been a big part of this program as a player before our staff arrived and then as a student coach with us. I have always been impressed with his work ethic and loyalty to the program, which made him a good fit for this role. His experience at New Mexico and his playing career as a defensive back will make him a good asset for our defensive staff."

Hall returned to Illinois State after serving as a graduate assistant at New Mexico, working with defensive backs during the 2011-12 season. Prior to that, Hall spent the 2009 and 2010 seasons as a student assistant at Illinois State and worked with the Redbirds' secondary and defensive line.

He started six games for Illinois State in 2008 before suffering a career-ending neck injury. He then went on to earn his degree from Illinois State in university studies in 2010.

Prior to his playing career at ISU, Hall was rated as a two-star junior-college recruit by Rivals.com. While at Trinity Valley Community College, he ranked second on the team in 2007 with 70 tackles, including a team-high 66 solo stops, in eight games of action. In addition, he added four tackles for loss and a quarterback sack and was named to the 2006 All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference Honorable Mention team.

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Hall is married to the former Jasmine Harris of Normal. They have three children: daughter Jazlyn Hall, son Khenon Hall Jr. and another child expected soon.

[Text from news release received from Illinois State University]

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