UMBC Athletics Director Tim Hall has been named the new president of the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association (ADA) for the 2017 – 18 academic year, beginning this month. Hall is entering his fifth year as the Retrievers’ athletics director. He previously served as ADA 1st vice president in 2016-17, and his elevation to president was confirmed by a unanimous vote at the 2017 NACDA Conference in Orlando, Florida.
This position continues Hall’s national leadership in collegiate athletics. He currently serves on the NCAA volleyball rules committee and previously served on the NACDA Division I-AAA Executive Committee. He was also chair of the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics (CWA) for fall 2014, after serving on that committee since 2011, and previously chaired the Disability Subcommittee of the CWA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee, 2012 – 14.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my tenure on the executive committee and leadership group of the I-AAA ADA and am thrilled to be chosen as its president for the upcoming year,” said Hall. “There are so many critical issues that athletic directors face in today’s climate and this group has always put the student-athlete in the center of its bulls-eye. I am anxious to get started guiding this committed group of leaders.”
The Division I-AAA ADA is a professional organization that includes Division I athletics directors from across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, specifically from institutions that do not sponsor football. It is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which includes more than 12,500 individual members from more than 1,600 institutions.
“Tim Hall’s appointment as president of the I-AAA Athletic Director’s Association is a recognition not only of his role as a leader in intercollegiate athletics, but also of the value he places on collaboration,” said UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski. “I know he will work hard over the next year to advance initiatives critical to all of the association’s institutions.”
Under Hall’s stewardship, the Retrievers have experienced unparalleled success in women’s and men’s soccer, multiple consecutive conference titles in men’s and women’s swimming and diving, and America East titles in men’s cross country (2013) and baseball (2017). He has hired new head coaches in men’s basketball and men’s lacrosse, Ryan Odom and Ryan Moran, who have led their teams through strong initial campaigns.
For additional details on Hall’s new role, UMBC Athletics during Hall’s tenure, and the NACDA, see the announcement at UMBC Athletics.
Photo of AD Tim Hall by Marlayna Demond ’11 for UMBC.