MISSOULA — Former Montana Grizzlies cornerbacks coach JB Hall has been hired to coach the same position at Sacramento State, the Hornets' athletic staff announced on Monday. 

"JB is an excellent young coach that comes highly recommended," Sacramento State head coach Jody Sears said in a news release. "The biggest thing that made me pull the trigger on him was how sincere and professional he was during the process. He has a passion for teaching young men and will be a great fit for our staff. He's a proven commodity and student athletes are going to benefit greatly from his expertise."

Hall had coached Montana's cornerbacks since 2015 and was not retained when Bobby Hauck was hired in December. 

The defensive backs job opened up earlier this month when then-Hornets cornerbacks coach C.J. Cox was hired at Montana for the same position. 

"I am blessed and fortunate to work with Coach Sears and the staff he has in place," Hall said in the release. "The direction of this program is trending upward and I want to be a part of it. You can see it in the players on the team and the players they are bringing in and I am excited to help keep it going in that direction."

Before coming to Montana, Hall coached linebackers as a graduate assistant at Colorado, in his hometown of Boulder, Colorado, for two seasons. 

Hall graduated from Adams State in 2013 and played wide receiver for the Adams State Grizzlies for four seasons.

Amie Just

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