North Charleston's Blake Hall named boys basketball coach at Goose Creek

North Charleston's coach Blake Hall has been named the coach at Goose Creek.

Blake Hall, who led the North Charleston boys’ basketball team to a 23-6 record and its first state title since 1997, has been named coach at Goose Creek High School.

The 2011-12 season was the 29-year-old Hall’s first season as a head coach. He was a former all-state selection at Pinewood Prep and played for the legendary Pat Eidson. He played basketball in Europe and served as an assistant at The Citadel before taking the Cougars’ job.

“I didn’t know who he was until I read an article in the newspaper,” Goose Creek athletic director Chuck Reedy said. “I liked what he said and the way he handled himself. I started following him and the team during its drive to the state championship. When we made our list, he was at the top of it.

“I talked to principal Jimmy Husky about Blake and decided he was at the top of our list -- and at No. 2 and No. 3.”

Hall replaces Bruce Walls, who served as an interim coach for the 2011-12 season guiding the Gators to a 17-7 record.

Walls replaced Brad Dobbels, who posted a 292-92 record in 14 seasons as the Goose Creek boys coach. He left Goose Creek to serve as an assistant at Charleston Southern University.