|Alma Mater:||North Carolina Central, 1998|
A new chapter in the storied history of Winston-Salem State University women’s basketball began when head coach A.G. Hall took the reins of the program in the fall of 2012. With a wealth of experience of women’s basketball at its highest collegiate levels, Hall’s experience and knowledge of the game make him the ideal candidate to lead the Lady Rams’ pursuit of excellence.
Hall is definitely no stranger to the sport of women’s basketball as he has spent time at its highest levels of collegiate play. He spent the bulk of his career as an assistant coach at Providence College, a member of the prestigious Big East Conference. He spent six seasons as an assistant coach with the Friars where he helped guide the team through one of the premier conferences in the nation for women’s basketball. After departing from Providence, Hall spent a season at Clemson University, where he helped guide the Tigers through the tough Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). While at Clemson, Hall functioned as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Tigers.
Before making a move to Providence, Hall made a name for himself in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association where he spent two seasons as an assistant coach at North Carolina Central. During his time with the Lady Eagles, Hall helped the team reach new heights while also helping to guide the development of some of the best players in the school and conference history. Hall helped guide a squad that ranked fourth in the nation in defense and posted a 16-game winning streak. The team also went undefeated at home over two seasons and earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Division II National Championship Tournament. The 2001-02 season as the team reached the round of 16 in the tournament and took home a regular-season conference championship. He also helped guide the development of 2002 WNBA draftee Amba Kongola, the first women’s basketball student-athlete in NCCU, as well as the CIAA, to be drafted into the WNBA. He was also instrumental in guiding the development of players Zakia Vanhoose and Shenika Worthy, who were both honored as All-CIAA players and HBCU All-Americans. His first recruit, Tiona Beatty, earned CIAA conference honors twice and scored over 1,200 points for her career.
As an athlete, Hall was a four-year letterwinner at North Carolina Central University. While a player at North Carolina Central, he led the Eagles to a pair of divisional titles and two at-large bids to the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship Tournament. Athletic ability apparently is a family trait as his brother, the late, great J.D. Hall was a legendary quarterback at Bethune-Cookman University where he is the single-season passing completions leader (215) and the career completions (558) leader. He is also ranked second in the school’s all-time career passing yards list (7,154), single-season yards (2,680), season touchdown passes (20), and career passing touchdowns (44). His number is currently honored as one of Bethune-Cookman’s Famous Wildcat Numbers. He was recently inducted into the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame.
Hall earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. He, and his wife, Donna, are the proud parents of three sons, Jalen, Kamran, and Benjamin.
2012-present Head Coach, Winston-Salem State University
2010-12 Associate Head Coach, Bethune-Cookman University
2008-10 Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, Clemson
2002-08 Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, Providence
2000-02 Assistant Coach, North Carolina Central