Lonnette Hall
Lonnette Hall

Position:
Director of Basketball Operations

Experience:
5th Year at TCU

Alma Mater:
Cal. State-Northridge, 1994


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.

UP CLOSE WITH LONNETTE

What were your favorite classes in college? All of my mathematics classes
What classes did you dread? Science classes
What was your favorite coaching moment at TCU? Upsetting Penn State in the first round of the 2001 NCAA Tournament
Was it difficult to make the transition from floor coach to director of operations? It was more difficult for the players than me. Administration is in my blood.
If you could choose a "Dream Team" for women's basketball, who would make your squad? Jill Sutton, Sandora Irvin, Kati Safaritova, Tricia Payne and Ebony Shaw
What's the best advice you would give an incoming freshman recruit? Be patient because things can change at any time
What would you consider to be your ideal vacation spot? Orlando
What teams did you root for growing up? L.A. Lakers, Southern California and UCLA
What types of volunteer activities do you support? Mentoring young girls
Who would you like most to trade places with for one day? Janet Jackson
What is your biggest pet peeve? Not paying attention to detail and putting things back where they don't belong
If you could pick one word to describe yourself, what would it be? Organized
What is the best way to spend a day off from work? At home in a recliner watching TV
What would be your dream job if you weren't director of operations? Senior woman administrator at UCLA
What makes TCU a special and unique place? The campus and Fort Worth


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