Chronicle Staff Report
Antreylius Gartrell “AG” Hall has been tapped to lead the Winston-Salem State University Lady Rams basketball program.
He joins the Rams family after spending two years as associate head coach at Bethune-Cookman. He also served for two seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Clemson University and at Providence (R.I.) College, where he spent six seasons as an assistant coach with the school’s women’s basketball program. Hall served as an assistant women’s basketball coach at North Carolina Central University for two seasons, 2000-2002.
“I would like to thank Chancellor Donald Reaves and Athletic Director Bill Hayes for having faith in me to lead Winston Salem State University Women’s Basketball,” said Hall. “There is a winning culture within the athletic department and we will work diligently in our day to day preparation with the goal of earning championships.”
While at Providence, Hall coached Mi- Khida Hankins to the Big East All-Freshman Team honors as the rookie averaged 10.4 points per game with a 4.0 rebounds per game figure. He helped Providence to nearly triple its win total from his first three seasons in the final three years of his tenure.
“I was very impressed with his coaching background and experience,” says WSSU Director of Athletics William “Bill” Hayes. “He is a great fit for our women’s program. Two team members on the committee endorsed him and felt good about his leadership skills, and I am excited and looking forward to helping him build a winner.”
A native of Jacksonville, Fla. and the brother of the late, great J.D. Hall (a legendary quarterback at Bethune-Cookman in the late 80s and early 90s), Hall was a four-year letterwinner (1994-98) at North Carolina Central University, where he helped guide his squad to two divisional titles and two at-large bids to the NCAA. He and his wife, Donna, have three sons, Jalen, Kamran and Benjamin.