Born: 2 January 1913
- Died June 25, 2001
Reserves Coach: 1950
Senior Coach: 1952 - 1959 (Games 146)
Life Member: 1959
Hall of Fame Inductee: 2013

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As a player Hale played as a rover at Carlton, 1933 – 1941, including the 1938 premiership and only retired when he broke his leg.  After coaching for two years with South Melbourne, Hale was appointed coach of the Hawthorn Reserves in 1950.  He took over the senior coaching position from an ailing Bob McCaskill in 1952.  As the first person to coach 100 games with Hawthorn, he is credited in putting the fight and spirit into the Hawks, which saw them rise from last in 1952 to playing in their first finals appearance in 1957, thereby laying the foundations for the club’s first premiership in 1961.  
It was often said that he taught the Hawks to hate defeat. He was also responsible for introducing the good-natured Protestant v Catholics banter at the Club that endured through a succession of coaches and typified the spirit that the Club built in later years. Considered by many of the playing group that he coached as the person along with his wife as the driving force responsible for creating and forging the values for which Hawthorn, the Family Club became renowned.