Tall joined the WVU staff in 2003 from Western Michigan where he served as defensive line coach of the Broncos for two seasons. From 1998-2001, Tall was defensive coordinator and linebacker coach at Harvard; two of those years the Crimson had the Ivy League's top rushing defense. Tall worked five seasons (1993-1997) as the defensive coordinator and linebacker coach at Northeastern. His 1997 team ranked second in Division I-AA rushing defense at 60.5 yards per game. He started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, Ohio Wesleyan, and then became the full time linebacker coach for the 1983 and 1984 seasons. He was the linebacker, special team and tight end coach at Cornell from 1985-86 before returning to Ohio Wesleyan.