UMKC has made several moves in its athletic program in the last few months, and the person who orchestrated them is on the move himself.
By BLAIR KERKHOFF
The Kansas City Star
Athletic director Tim Hall is leaving to take a similar position at Maryland-Baltimore County.
“It’s a university on the move, very similar to UMKC,” Hall said.
In the last few months, UMKC announced it was leaving the Summit League to join the Western Athletic Conference beginning in 2013-2014 and hired a new men’s basketball coach in Louisville assistant Kareem Richardson.
Also under Hall’s watch, UMKC constructed the Durwood Soccer Stadium after receiving a $5 million gift from Stanley Durwood.
“We’ve done well in most sports, except men’s basketball, and I think it’s in a position to take big steps,” Hall said. “We didn’t get it were we wanted but it’s in place to go to the next level.”
Hall came to UMKC in 2007 after serving as the associate athletic director for development at Kent State. He said Maryland-Baltimore County, a member of the America East Conference, is closer to his extended family and that played a part in his decision.
“Tim Hall has made great contributions to our athletic program,” UMKC Chancellor Leo Morton said in a statement. “He put us on an upward trajectory.”
Carla Wilson, UMKC’s senior associate athletic director, will serve as the Kangaroos interim A.D.