The 2003-04 season will be Lonnette Hall's fifth year on the Lady Frog basketball staff and her eighth season as a part of Jeff Mittie's braintrust. She served three campaigns with Mittie at Arkansas State prior to moving to Fort Worth.
After serving as a floor coach for TCU the past four years, Hall is now the director of basketball operations, a position previously held by Sean McShane. Hall's duties will include, among other administrative responsibilities, handling team travel, community outreach and compliance issues. She will also play a significant role in the 2004 Conference USA Tournament, hosted by TCU March 4-7.
"I'm really excited about the change," said Hall. "I want to be an administrator some day and this position gives me a leg up in that world. It's a great move for our program and will help us continue to grow what we've built here the past four years."
Prior to her stint at Arkansas State, Hall served two years (1994-95 and 1995-96) as an assistant coach at Wisconsin-La Crosse and was an assistant two seasons (1992-93 and 1993-94) at her alma mater, California State-Northridge. She began her coaching career at Hueneme (Calif.) High School, where she served as junior varsity coach from 1988-90.
Hall also spent two years in the Navy, where she was stationed in Holy Loch, Scotland and Norfolk, Va.
A native of Oxnard, Calif., Hall earned three collegiate letters in basketball, picking up one each at three different institutions. She spent one season at Ventura (Calif.) College, where she was named second-team all-state. Hall earned the same accolade at Oxnard (Calif.) College and then finished her playing career at Regis University in Denver, Colo.
A four-year basketball letterwinner at Hueneme High School, Hall also garnered two letters in softball and one in track as a prep. On the hardwood, she was a two-time all-city selection the guard position.
Hall owns an associate arts degree from Ventura, received her bachelor's degree from California State-Northridge in 1994 and earned her master's degree from Wisconsin-La Crosse in 1996.
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