Male Athlete of the Month: Tyler Hall

Photo by Balinda Zimmerman
Tyler Hall

By Balinda Zimmerman

Tyler Hall was born to Doug and Linda Hall in Ypsilanti, 1998. He has lived in the same house since he was born, growing up with three older sisters, Lynnann, Bonnie, Whitney, and a younger brother, William.
Tyler came to Milan High School and public school for the first time as a senior. He comes from a large family of five children who were homeschooled with a strong Christian background and faith. His mom was a high school cheerleader at Ypsilanti and his dad was a competitive basketball player from Shawnee, Kansas.
Because Tyler was home schooled all his life he says it took a lot of adjusting to attend public school. He had never before had to wake early to get dressed and catch a bus or grab breakfast and hurry to school. He had become accustomed to a much slower pace that did not require having to dress for school, and be stuck in a classroom most of the day. He does miss being able to take breaks as much as he wanted as long as the work was done.
Tyler presently has a 3.889 GPA, is a member of the senior-wing studying computer programming, recreational swim, engineering, and economics. He dual enrolled at WCC the past two years where he has taken several automotive and welding classes. His favorite class to date is recreational swim with Coach Gillis.
He came to MHS for better opportunities to play sports and to be able to enjoy the experience of public school. He said, “Because I was homeschooled I had a lot of free time which allowed me to grow up outside playing sports everyday.”
As he grew up outside he was playing a myriad of summer league and club sports including basketball, football, baseball and even dirt biking. The family has their own dirt bike track and he used to race competitively but now he participates in track and baseball for MHS. He was nominated by team members in the dugout, maybe his coming to Milan as a senior has been a great addition to the team after losing a number of seniors last year.
Tyler said, “As far as sports go I’d like to say I’m not really great at any one in particular I just have a passion for competition.” Tyler has been contacted by Rochester College with an interest in his abilities to play baseball. His summer coach had reiterated that he did have potential but he isn’t convinced that Rochester is the right fit for him.
Tyler has not yet decided on a college but he may return to Washtenaw Community College and finish out one of the programs for welding.

Balinda Zimmerman is a certified mediator, owner/operator at Milan Memories by Minna, and freelance writer for the Milan Eagle News. Balinda can be reached at balindaz [at] comcast [dot] net

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