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Meier Names Hall Director of Basketball Operations

Meier Names Hall Director of Basketball Operations

June 23, 2005

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – For Immediate ReleaseUniversity of Miami Women’s BasketballJune 23, 2005First-year head coach Katie Meier has announced the hiring of Lonnette Hall as the Director of Basketball Operations for the University of Miami women’s basketball team.

Hall’s responsibilities with the Hurricanes will include organizing and coordinating team travel and practices and team and player schedules, as well as the production of alumni and team newsletters. She will also work with the UM Marketing and Sports Media Relations offices to help organize various promotional activities.

Hall comes to Miami following a one-year stint as the Head Girl’s Basketball Coach at R.L. Paschal High School in Fort Worth, Texas during the 2004-05 season. In addition to day-to-day coaching duties at R.L. Paschal, Hall also managed the program budget and marketing activities in addition to overseeing the team’s booster club. Hall also organized HOOP Group, a youth basketball program in the Fort Worth area.

Prior to her stop at R.L. Paschal, Hall spent six years at TCU, serving as an assistant coach with the Lady Frogs from 1999-03 and as the Director of Basketball Operations during the 2003-04 season. As an assistant coach with the Lady Frogs, Hall helped with TCU’s recruiting, practice and game preparation efforts in addition to preparing the team’s travel arrangements.

As TCU’s Director of Basketball Operations, Hall’s responsibilities included handling the team budget, preparing travel arrangements and assisting in game operations. Hall also oversaw the program’s managers, equipment, booster club, community outreach program, compliance needs, and camp administration.

While at TCU, Hall also served as an assistant director for the 2004 Conference USA Women’s Basketball Tournament and was a member of the TCU Athletic Department’s Outreach Committee, Mission Statement Committee and Diversity Subcommittee.

Hall’s coaching career began in 1998 at Hueneme High School in Oxnard, Calif., where she served as the Head Junior Varsity Girl’s Basketball Coach until 1990. Following her stay at Hueneme, Hall went on to California State University-Northridge to serve as an assistant coach from 1992-94 before moving on to join the coaching staff at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse from 1994-96. After two seasons at UW-L, Hall spent three seasons at Arkansas State as an assistant coach from 1996-99 prior to going on to TCU.

A native of Oxnard, Hall served in the United States Navy from 1986-88. She earned an associate’s degree in art from Ventura Junior College in 1991 and three years later received a bachelors degree in kinesiology from California State University-Northridge in 1994. Hall went on to earn a masters degree in sports administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 1996.

In addition to Hall’s appointment, Meier, who was named the seventh women’s basketball coach in UM history in April, has announced that Laz Fernandez has been retained as the video coordinator for the women’s basketball program.