FIFTY SHADES OF MAROON AND GRAY: KIRKLAND HALL
Nov. 7, 2013
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. -
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — The University of Maryland Eastern Shore athletic department is pleased to spotlight Kirkland Hall in its continuing series, Fifty Shades of Maroon and Gray. Hall is the third UMES Hall of Fame member to be highlighted as the department counts down to the 2014 Hall of Fame induction on February 14th.
Hall has been a fixture in the Hawks’ athletic department since he attended UMES in the early 70s. Graduating in 1973, Hall excelled as a two-sport athlete in basketball and baseball. Hall was named an All-MEAC performer in baseball in both his junior and senior years.
After his time as a student-athlete, Hall returned to the university as a coach, administrator and instructor. The Princess Anne native served as the men’s basketball coach from 1977 to 1985, compiling the third-most wins in program history with 76 victories. In the 1980-1981 season, Hall led the Hawks to a 17-15 record, one of only two winning seasons for UMES since 1980. He accomplished this feat without having a single player on full scholarship.
Hall has also coached baseball and softball for UMES, finishing among the winningest coaches in program history for both sports. Hall amassed 94 wins as head softball coach, the most of any UMES softball coach. Hall led the Lady Hawks to three straight seasons with more than 20 wins from 1994 to 1996. In baseball, Hall has the second-most wins with 73 victories.
In addition to his contributions as a coach, Hall has served the athletic department and university in a variety of roles. In the 1980s, Hall led the department as Interim Athletic Director for five years. He has also served as Director of Facilities, Assistant Football Coach, Head Tennis Coach, and Head Swimming Coach. Hall currently serves as an instructor in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.
Hall recently received a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from UMES. He obtained a master’s degree in Physical Education Administration from Ohio State University in 1974.
For his various accomplishments and contributions, Hall was inducted into the UMES Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004. Hall was the first UMES athlete to be inducted into the MEAC Hall of Fame in 1995.
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