Coach Halla is in his second year assisting at Vestavia Hills High School.  Prior to moving to VHHS, Coach Halla spent 6 as the head coach at Vincent High School in the Birmingham area.  While at Vincent High School, Coach Halla led the Yellowjackets to 5 area Championships and advanced to the AHSAA second round 4 times.

Halla is from Birmingham area, where he prepped at Vestavia Hills High School.  While at Vestavia, he was part of 2 State Championship teams and garnered All American Honors and Alabama Gatorade Player of the Year honors.

After high school, Coach Halla played 4 years at Auburn University while earning a Bachelor's degree in Sports Marketing. While at Auburn, he was part of 3 NCAA Regionals and 1 College World Series. Halla also earned All-SEC and All-American Honors during his career at Auburn. After completing his time at Auburn, Halla went on to play 6 ½  years of Professional Baseball, topping out at AAA for the Atlanta Braves.

Coach Halla has been married to his wife, Julie, for the past 23 years; the two have 2 children, one daughter, Tate (17 years old), and one son Jackson (19 years old), who is currently a pitcher at Berry College.