Long-time University of Mary Washington coach and athletic administrator Dana Hall was promoted to the full-time administrative role of Senior Associate Director of Athletics July 1st, 2013. Hall, who coached the field hockey and women’s lacrosse teams simultaneously for 21 years, and women’s lacrosse for 23 seasons, transitioned into the new role of full time administrator at the start of the 2013 fall term.
“I am very pleased that Dana has accepted our offer to become Senior Associate Director of Athletics”, said UMW Director of Athletics KenTyler. “During her long and illustrious coaching career, she has had a positive impact on countless student-athletes. I look forward to working with her in this new role for the benefit of the entire department and I know she will do a great job.”
Hall was an assistant athletic director in addition to her coaching duties from 1998 – 2013 where she was in charge of student-athlete educational and community engagement programs, SAAC, and other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director. She continues to serve as the department’s Senior Woman’s Administrator, and will take on duties as the Director of Daily Operations for the athletic department.
Hall has designed and implemented numerous new programs for the athletic department in 2014; including a student athlete “Eagles Leadership Academy”, an assistant coach “monthly Professional Development seminars”, and a “monthly Head Coach round table discussions on hot topics in coaching”.
Since taking over the field hockey and lacrosse programs at UMW in the fall of 1990, Hall’s teams received bids to 18 NCAA Championship Tournaments (10 in lacrosse and 8 in Field Hockey)and advanced to three Final Four Championships (1993 Field Hockey, 2001 Women’s Lacrosse & 2002 Women’s Lacrosse). Hall has collected over the years numerous coaching honors; the most prestigious being named the 2001 NCAA Division III National Women’s Lacrosse Coach of the Year by 360Lacrosse.com, and the National Coach of the Year in field hockey in 1993 by the NFHCA. With a career lacrosse coaching record of 260-149 and a career field hockey coaching record of 276-126-3, Hall won 536 games as a collegiate coach, with a career winning percentage of .663 over a 23 year coaching career at Mary Washington. In addition, Hall coached field hockey and women’s lacrosse at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA.
Professionally, Hall has served on countless NCAA Regional and National selection and All American selection committees for both field hockey and women’s lacrosse. She has also served the University of Mary Washington over her tenure as a member of the university budget committee, the Presidential Academic Task Force committee, and numerous selection committees for new positions.
A multi-sport athlete at Frostburg State University, Hall earned all-state honors in field hockey and lacrosse, as well as playing basketball and track & field for the Bobcats. An associate professor of health and physical education, Hall is a mother of two daughters and a grandmother of four. She resides in Spotsylvania, Va.