Sharay Hall enters her second season leading the Pitt-Bradford women's basketball program.
She guided the Panthers to a successful 2017-18 campaign, finishing 15-11 overall and 11-7 in AMCC contests, finishing third in the conference and ending up in the AMCC Semifinals.
The centerpiece of Hall's 2017-18 squad was one of the top players in the country, senior Ali Rinfrette. The guard had the best season of her storied career during her senior campaign, finishing fourth in the nation in scoring at 22.5 points per game. She stayed on the floor more than just about everyone in the country as she was second in NCAA Division III with 39.5 minutes per game. She set two historic milestones during her senior year, first becoming the program's all-time leading scorer in December before becoming the first 2,000-point scorer in program history in February. She finished her career with 2,099 total points.
As a result, Rinfrette was named to the All-AMCC First Team, a CoSIDA Academic All-American and a Josten's Trophy finalist.
Hall was also instrumental in the development of junior Jennifer Isenberg, who boosted her scoring average to 14.7 points per game and rebounding average to 10.3 per game to earn a spot on the All-AMCC Second Team.
Hall comes to Pitt-Bradford after serving as an assistant women’s basketball coach at West Virginia Wesleyan College of NCAA Division II. She was tasked with assisting in building up the program, and she succeeded as she helped the team earn a postseason berth in her first year on the staff. Hall also helped develop Mari Stewart, an All-Conference Honorable Mention. Among her many roles, she served as the team’s academic advisor and helped bring the GPA up to 3.6.
Prior to her time at West Virginia Wesleyan, she earned her first assistant coaching position at Frostburg State University where she was an integral part of all coaching aspects from September 2014 until May 2016. In addition to making practice itineraries, game and workout plans and recruiting, she edited video to assist with scouting and built up the academic support program. Under her watchful eye, her squad earned a 3.1 team GPA. In assisting with player development, she saw Ronje James (First Team) and Kirsten Rayner (Second Team) earn All-CAC honors.
She spent the 2013-14 season working as a graduate assistant coach for Clarion University where she oversaw the team’s offseason conditioning, lifting and nutrition while assisting with recruiting, planning practice and scouting.
Her first coaching role came at her alma mater, Lock Haven University, where she served as a student assistant coach from August 2012 until May 2013.
Hall spent her entire collegiate playing career at Lock Haven where she received a Bachelors in Psychology in 2012 and later a Masters in Sports and Exercise Psychology in 2014. On the court, she was a PSAC Second Team All-Conference Selection during her senior year.