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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Hall of Champions

As a proud alumnus of UMBC, I'm pleased to welcome Tim Hall as the new athletic director. Upon hearing of Dr. Charles Brown's retirement, I was excited for him, a man who has led our athletic department in stellar fashion for two and a half decades, but I didn't know what to expect in whatever man or woman would succeed him in the role. While I don't know a whole ton about him, I'm already pleased with what I've seen. Here's a peek at his introductory press conference.



A few notes:

  • As I've let on before, my career is in student affairs. At UMBC, our athletic department falls within the Division of Student Affairs; I've known Dr. Nancy Young, the Vice President for Student Affairs who leads the video, since my days as an undergraduate when she was over Residential Life.
  • I only just heard of the new events center, but I'm excited!
  • Tim Hall will only need to change one letter from his previous institution - UMKC - to this one. He also goes from one unorthodox mascot (Kangaroo) to another (Chesapeake Bay Retriever). 
  • The default currency for the ceremonial jersey is a football jersey. At schools without, a basketball jersey is likely next in line. I love that at UMBC, it's a lacrosse jersey.
I'm excited for what the future holds for UMBC. From an alumnus, fan, and former member of the Down and Dirty Dawg Band, Welcome, AD Hall.
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