Winston-Salem State University Introduces AG Hall As Next Women’s Basketball Coach
WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State University Department of Athletics formally introduced AG Hall as its next women’s basketball coach today in a press conference at the Richardson Hspitality Suite in the Bowman Gray Field House.
Antreylius Gartrell Hall was tapped to lead the Winston-Salem State University Lady Rams basketball program.
Coach “AG” Hall joins the WSSU Ram family after spending two years as Associate Head Coach at Bethune-Cookman.
Hall joined the B-CU Lady Wildcats after two seasons at Clemson University, where he served as an Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator. Prior to his work with the Lady Tigers in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Hall spent six seasons as an assistant with the Providence College women's program.
“I would like to thank Chancellor Donald Reaves and Athletic Director Bill Hayes for having faith in me to lead Winston Salem State University Women’s Basketball”, says Hall. “There is a winning culture within the athletic department and we will work diligently in our day to day preparation with the goal of earning championships”, Hall adds.
“I was very impressed with his coaching background and experience”, says WSSU Director of Athletics, William “Bill” Hayes.
“He is a great fit for our women’s program. Two team members on the committee endorsed him and felt good about his leadership skills, and I am excited and looking forward to helping him build a winner”, added Hayes.
While at Providence, Hall coached Mi- Khida Hankins to the Big East All-Freshman Team honors as the rookie averaged 10.4 points per game with a 4.0 rebounds per game figure. He helped Providence to nearly triple its win total from his first three seasons in the final three years of his tenure.
Prior to joining the staff at Providence, Hall served as Assistant Women's Basketball Coach at North Carolina Central University for two seasons (2000-2002). During his first season at NCCU, Hall orchestrated an Eagle defense that finished No. 4 in NCAA Division II Women's Basketball. His contributions helped the Eagles post a 16-game winning streak, maintain an undefeated home record for two seasons and earn a first-ever at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. Hall served as the recruiting coordinator for the Eagles and was responsible for arranging off-campus recruiting visits and official visits for prospects.
During the 2001-02 season, Hall helped guide the Eagles to a regular-season conference championship and an appearance in the NCAA Division II round of 16. He also aided in the development of 2002 WNBA Draft Pick, Amba Kongola, who became the first women's basketball student-athlete in school (and Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) history to be drafted into the WNBA when the Phoenix Mercury selected her with the 56th pick. Hall also developed Zakia Vanhoose and Shenika Worthy who were both honored as All-CIAA Conference and HBCU All-Americans. Hall's first recruit, Tiona Beatty, earned CIAA Conference honors twice and scored over 1,200 points for her career.
Hall is a native of Jacksonville, Fla., and is the brother of the late, great J.D. Hall, who was a legendary quarterback for the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats in the late 80's and early 90's. His name graces the history books at B-CU as the leader in single-season passing completions (215) and career completions (558), while currently second on the all-time lists in career passing yards (7,154), single-season yards (2,680), season touchdown passes (20), and career passing touchdowns (44). His jersey, #12, is singled out as one of Bethune-Cookman's Famous Wildcat Numbers.
An athlete himself in college, Hall was a four-year letterwinner (1994-98) at North Carolina Central University, where he helped guide his squad to two divisional titles and two at-large bids to the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament.
In 1998, Hall earned a B.A. in Business Administration from North Carolina Central University. He is married to Donna and has three sons, Jalen, Kamran, Benjamin.
“My family and I are thrilled about joining the Ram family. We embrace the alumni, fans, and community as we do our part to represent Ram Nation”, says Hall.