PAINESVILLE, OHIO -- Lake Erie College Director of Athletics Griz Zimmermann announced today (Jan. 7) that Kristin Hall has been named head coach of the Storm softball program. Hall, a former softball standout at Schreiner University, becomes the 13th head coach in the program's history.
(Watch an interview with Coach Hall below.)
"Kristin brings a great amount of experience as a player and a coach, to our program," said Zimmermann. "She is a solid teacher and has great passion for the game. We are looking forward to her leading the Storm as we begin play in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference this spring."
Hall spent the past two seasons as an assistant at St. Andrews Presbyterian College, a Division II school in Laurinburg, N.C. where she helped the Knights reach Championship Sunday of the 209 Conference Carolinas softball tournament.
"I'm really excited for this opportunity and can't wait for the start of the season," Hall said. "This is a great environment and I got a good vibe when I was here interviewing from the campus community and the team. You can tell the players are hungry and want to play."
Before beginning her tenure at St. Andrew's, Hall was an assistant coach for two seasons at her alma mater, Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas.
As a student-athlete, Hall was a four-year letter-winner for the Mountaineers, earning All-American Southwest West Division honorable mention in 2001 and National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar-Athlete in 2003. In addition, Hall was the starting goalkeeper on the women's soccer team her senior year, earning conference play of the week honors and setting several school records which still stand.
Hall earned her bachelor's degree in exercise science from Schreiner in 2004 and a master's degree in education with a concentration in sport and leisure management from Texas State University in 2006.