Sculpture honoring Coach Joe B. Hall placed in front of Wildcat Coal Lodge

Joe B. Hall - photo by Tammie Brown |
Joe B. Hall – photo by Tammie Brown |

There will be a Wildcat Coal Lodge Statue Dedication honoring former men’s basketball head coach Joe B. Hall, Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 8:00 a.m. in front of the newly constructed Wildcat Coal Lodge.  The sculpture is meant to honor and commemorate Coach Hall and all his contributions in helping to bring about the idea of the Wildcat Lodge.  The sculpture is cast in bronze and weighs roughly 400 pounds. It began as a clay sculpture, which was executed based upon photos of the coach taken from 1972-1985. The sculpture was produced over a period of eight months and was then cast in bronze using the lost wax method.  The sculpture was created by J. Brett Grill, a figurative sculptor currently residing in Columbia, Mo.