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UMBC AD Hall to Chair NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics

Posted on 09 June 2014 by WNST Staff

UMBC Director of Athletics Tim Hall has been elected as the chairman of the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics for the fall of 2014, the committee announced last month at their meetings in Orlando, Fla.

Hall, who has served on the 15-member, multi-divisional committee since 2011, replaces current CWA chair Marilyn Moniz-Kaho’ohanohano of the University of Hawaii. He had previously chaired the CWA/MOIC (Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee) Disability Subcommittee from 2012-14.

The mission of the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics is to provide leadership and assistance to the association in its efforts to provide equitable opportunities, fair treatment and respect for all women in all aspects of intercollegiate athletics. Toward these ends, the committee shall seek to expand and promote opportunities for female student-athletes, administrators and coaches. The committee shall promote governance, administration and conduct of intercollegiate athletics at the institutional, conference and national levels that are inclusive, fair and accessible to women. The committee shall develop programs and resources, which can be of practical use to the association in its effort to achieve these ends.

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UMBC extends soccer coach Caringi through 2018 season

Posted on 27 January 2014 by WNST Staff

UMBC head men’s soccer coach Pete Caringi has signed a contract extension through the 2018 season, Director of Athletics Tim Hall announced today.

Caringi earned the 2013 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Senior College Men’s Northeast Regional Coach of the Year honor. In addition, the Retriever mentor and his staff earned America East Conference Coaching Staff of the Year accolades for the 2013 season.

“I am excited about staying at UMBC for another five years,” Caringi said. “I appreciate all of the support from the administration, especially our President, Dr. Hrabowski, Nancy Young and our new AD Tim Hall. In addition, we have such a devoted, hard-working coaching staff and I am grateful to them for all of our program’s success.

“I hope that we can continue to have success both on and off the field. The support from the UMBC alumni, fans, and supporters’ group has been fantastic and I appreciate their dedication to the program.”

In 2013, UMBC won its first America East regular season crown since 2003 after completing an undefeated (5-0-2) conference season, then captured its third tournament title and NCAA automatic bid in the last four years. The Retrievers received a first round bye and played UConn in the Second Round of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Soccer College Cup at Retriever Soccer Park. It was the first time in school history that UMBC competed in and hosted an NCAA Division I Tournament contest. The two teams played to a 2-2 double overtime draw; but UConn advanced in a penalty kick shootout.

During the season, UMBC placed in the top ten in all media polls. At its highest point, UMBC reached the No. 5 slot in Top Drawer SoccerCollege Soccer News and the Continental Tire NSCAA Poll and climbed to a position of No. 10 in Soccer America. The program finished at No. 8 in the final NCAA RPI rankings.

UMBC finished the 2013 campaign with the top winning percentage in the nation (16-1-5, 84.1%).

“I believe Pete Caringi is one of the finest coaches in all of collegiate soccer-at any level,” Hall said. “He has built a top-notch, enduring program – one that others are attempting to emulate. He sees himself as an educator first, which is so important to us. I am confident Pete will continue to have our program compete, at the highest level, well into the future.”

The Retrievers advanced to the second round in the NCAA Championships in both 2010 and 2012. The 2013 season marked UMBC’s fourth NCAA Tournament appearance overall, having earned its first bid in 1999.

Caringi earned the 1999 South Atlantic Region Coach of the Year honors after leading UMBC to the best record in the nation at 19-1-2 and the school’s first bid to the NCAA Division I tournament.

In 23 seasons under Caringi, UMBC has a record of 246-144-54 (.615). In 33 years as a collegiate head coach, including ten at the Community College of Baltimore County-Essex, he is 416-171-62 (.689).

Caringi has the most victories of any soccer coach in school history, and his 246 wins are the third-most of any Retriever mentor, regardless of sport. He was the Northeast Conference Coach of the Year in 1999 and 2002 and the America East Conference Coach of the Year in 2005.

Coach Caringi has moved into 31st place amongst active coach with the 246 career victories, one behind Furman’s Doug Allison. The Retrievers have never had back-to-back sub-.500 seasons under Caringi and have posted winning marks in 18 of his 23 seasons at the helm.

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UMBC coach Thomas inks two year extension

Posted on 03 December 2013 by WNST Staff

UMBC Head Men’s Basketball Coach Aki Thomas has signed a two-year contract extension through the 2015-16 academic year, Director of Athletics Tim Hall announced today.

Thomas enters his second year as head coach of the program, earning the title on the eve of the 2013 America East Tournament. He served as acting head coach since Oct. 10, 2012 after five previous seasons as a Retrievers’ assistant coach.

“I really like what I see from Aki in all areas of our men’s basketball program,” Hall said.

“It is clear he is intelligent, hard-working, focused, a good communicator and an individual with high integrity. The young men within the program are really responding to his guidance and that of his staff.”

Despite the loss of three post players due to injury a year ago, the first-year mentor and his staff led UMBC to more victories (8) than since the 2008-09 campaign. The cohesive Retrievers knocked off third-seeded Hartford in the quarterfinals of the league championships, and led Vermont for much of the first 32 minutes of play before bowing in the semis.

Even with the loss of the primary interior presence of their defense, the Retrievers allowed five fewer points per game (71.5) in 2012-13 than they did in the previous season.

The 34-year old Thomas was the 11th-youngest NCAA Division I head coach in the nation in 2012-13.

“I would like to thank Tim Hall for his commitment not only to myself and our staff, but to our entire basketball family as we continue to grow and rebuild the program,” said Thomas. “I am privileged to be coaching a special group of young men whose goal is to give the UMBC community something for which it can be proud.”

Thomas and his staff have bolstered hopes for the future by bringing in a strong, locally-based recruiting class for the 2013-14 campaign.

“This extension will give Aki and me a better opportunity to forge a stronger working relationship,” Hall said. “Additionally, it will allow us to build the necessary infrastructure that is so important to have in order to successfully compete within the mid-major level.”

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UMBC taps UMKC’s Hall as next Athletic Director

Posted on 18 June 2013 by WNST Staff


New Retriever Leader Experienced Athletic Director from University of Missouri-Kansas City

BALTIMORE- UMBC is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Hall as Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation effective July 8, 2013.

Hall joins the UMBC community after serving as Director of Athletics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) since February, 2007. A member of the Chancellor’s executive cabinet, Hall’s stewardship of the program propelled UMKC to new heights at the NCAA Division I level in athletic competitiveness, academic success, fund-raising and community service efforts.

Hall succeeds Dr. Charles Brown, who will retire June 30 as the longest-tenured NCAA Division I director in Maryland history. The new Retriever leader will build on substantial momentum, including championships in seven different sports over ten seasons in the America East Conference and titles in men’s and women’s basketball, men’s lacrosse and men’s soccer. UMBC just matched its best-ever finish by placing third in the race for the America East Conference’s Stuart P. Haskell, Jr. Commissioner’s Cup. The Retrievers’ 19-sport program also finished third in 2007-08 and 2010-11. 

The Retrievers have also excelled in the classroom. Since UMBC entered the America East, 36 student-athletes earned Academic All-District or All-America status and the program’s graduation rate (GSR) is at 88 percent, six percent above the national average.

“I am excited to serve UMBC as its new Director of Athletics,” said Hall.  “UMBC is an exemplary institution of higher learning – one that is on the cutting edge of innovation and entrepreneurism.  I pledge to work with great enthusiasm to advance the reputation, efficiency and impact of Retriever Athletics.  In addition, my family and I are looking forward to integrating ourselves into the UMBC community and beyond.”

Hall will have direct responsibility for the UMBC’s NCAA Division I Intercollegiate Athletics program, all campus recreational programs (intramurals, club sports, recreational activities) and the Physical Education program.  His primary responsibility will be to encourage and support the total development of all students and student-athletes at UMBC through the competitive, recreational, and educational sports programs and activities sponsored by the university.

“Our campus takes pride in connecting athletics with the life and academic culture of the university,” said UMBC President Dr. Freeman Hrabowski.  “Tim Hall has led UMKC’s teams to success on the field, in the classroom, and in the community by bringing out the best in his colleagues and students.  I have no doubt that he will provide our athletics department with the kind of the visionary and creative leadership that we so value at UMBC.”

“The search process was a thorough and inclusive one and I know that I speak for the entire campus community when I say we couldn’t be more enthused to welcome an athletic director with a competitive spirit, integrity and a proven track record of success,” said Dr. Nancy Young, Vice President of Student Affairs.

Since Hall accepted the UMKC post in 2007, the Kangaroos have seen competitive improvement every year. UMKC has won conference championships in men’s soccer, men’s golf, men’s tennis and softball.

In the spring of 2013, he led UMKC athletics into a new era, announcing that it was joining the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) on July 1, 2013.

In 2011-12, UMKC Athletics finished fifth place in the Summit League Commissioner’s Cup standings, the highest finish for the Kangaroos since 1999-2000. UMKC also took third in the Dr. Helen Smiley Women’s All-Sports standings, the highest finish since winning in 1998-99. In the classroom, the department posted a grade point average of better than 3.26. Additionally, UMKC finished with a 958.7 APR average and the volleyball team received the NCAA public recognition award.

In 2008, UMKC received a 5-million pledge from the Stanley H. Durwood Foundation, the largest gift in Athletics’ and the fifth-largest gift in University history. The resulting Stanley H. Durwood Soccer Stadium and Recreational Field opened in August 2009 and is among the premier soccer facilities in the Midwest region. On an annual basis, the Kangaroo Athletics Scholarship Fund, which was rebranded prior to the 2007-08 school year, posted three consecutive years of 50 percent growth, while donor participation increased over 200 percent during that same time period.

Hall is also in a three-year term on the NACDA Division I-AAA Executive Committee and serves on the NCAA volleyball rules committee, as well as the NCAA committee on Women’s Athletics.

Hall came to Kansas City after serving as the Associate Athletics Director for Development at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, from 2003-07. While at KSU, he was a member of the athletics senior administrative staff, working in all phases of departmental management including game and personnel contracts, scheduling, budget, policy and strategic planning.

Previously, Hall worked at Eastern Kentucky University from 2000-03. He began work as the collegiate Director for Development in 2000 before being promoted to the Director of Major Gifts and Special Projects in 2001. In this capacity, he raised over $4.6 million for the university, including $1.3 million for athletics.

Hall also served as the Assistant Director of Development at Saint Xavier University in Chicago from September 1999 through October 2000. Before moving to Chicago, Hall worked at Youngstown State University as an Assistant Director of Athletic Development from 1997-99.

Hall earned his bachelor’s degree in sports administration from the University of Toledo in 1994. He then received his master’s degree in sports administration from Kent State University in 1998.

Hall and his wife, Beth, have four children, Aidan, Aislin, Donovan and Landon.

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