Hall, a 1993 graduate of Bethune-Cookman (Fla.) College, served the past
two years as wide receiver coach on Randy Edsall's staff at Connecticut.
Prior to joining the Huskies, Hall served as quarterbacks coach and
recruiting coordinator at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.
Johnson said Hall will work with the Vanderbilt offense, though no specific
role has been determined. He joins six others as newly appointed
assistants to Johnson, who became the Commodores' 25th head coach three
"We are fortunate to have J.D. on our staff," Johnson said. "I think J.D.
is an outstanding young coach, truly one of the up-and-coming young guys in
Previously, Johnson has named former Furman defensive coordinator Bruce
Fowler, former North Carolina offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell, former
Richmond offensive coordinator Jimmy Kiser, former SMU defensive assistant
Warren Belin and former Furman offensive assistant Ted Cain to his staff.
Hall was a three-year starter at quarterback at Bethune-Cookman, playing
for then-head coach and NFL Hall of Famer Larry Little. He concluded his
collegiate career as the school's all-time leader in completions and
attempts, ranking second all-time in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in
each category. His 7,154-yard passing total is third all-time in the MEAC.
Hall's jersey number, 12, is singled out as one of Bethune-Cookman's
"Famous Wildcat Numbers." He earned a bachelor's degree in criminal
Hall began his coaching career at North Carolina Central University,
serving as offensive coordinator for six years before joining the North
Carolina A&T staff in 1999. He also handled instruction of quarterbacks
and wide receivers at North Carolina Central. North Carolina A&T captured
the 1999 MEAC Championship with Hall serving as quarterbacks coach.
Last July, Hall married the former Erin Dobson.