BUCKHANNON – First-year West Virginia Wesleyan women's head basketball coach Vicky Bullett recently added an assistant coach to her staff – Sharay Hall.
Hall comes to West Virginia Wesleyan after a two-year stint as the assistant coach at NCAA Division III Frostburg State University. Prior to that, she spent one year on the staff at Clarion University as a graduate assistant coach.
Prior to coaching, Hall was a standout student-athlete at Lock Haven University. She was an All-PSAC West selection and appeared in 102 games during her four years scoring 873 points and grabbing 568 rebounds. At Lock Haven, she is third in all-time steals, sixth in all-time three-point field goals, eighth in all-time rebounding and ninth in all time blocked shots."
The Philadelphia native received her Bachelor's degree in psychology from Lock Haven in 2012 and earned her Master's degree in sports science from Lock Haven in 2014.
Hall said it was an easy decision to make the move to Buckhannon and West Virginia Wesleyan.
"My decision to accept the assistant coaching position at Wesleyan was an easy decision," Hall said. "The opportunity to work aside coach Bullet and to bring consistency and commitment in order to help rebuild the program at Wesleyan was extremely intriguing. Moving back up to Division II has been a goal and I was drawn to the beautiful campus and small community."
Hall remarked her transition to Wesleyan and with coach Bullett has gone smoothly.
" My first thoughts of Buckhannon/ Wesleyan were it is a beautiful campus and that I enjoy the small town/ community," she stated. "I am excited to have the opportunity to get involved with the community and be a positive impact on the program.
"As far as coach Bullett and I go, we are meshing very well and I am elated for the opportunity to learn from her. We both are excited and ready to build this program up and enjoy sharing our different ideas and experiences with each other."
Coach Bullett is excited to have Hall on her staff.
"Coach Hall had several great recommendations from coaches that I called personally before talking with her about the position," coach Bullett explained. "When I had the opportunity to talk with her we had similar stories about our experiences as coaches. We were truly on the same page about what we had to do to get the program to higher grounds.
"In the short time that I have had working with coach Hall, she is passionate and energetic about this opportunity. We are working closely together with the young athletes on the team. We are on a mission to give them a good experience learning about the game. She is a very young coach but has a lot of knowledge about what her duties will be for this year and is eager to get started. I know our expectations and vision for the program will be a page that will continue to turn and coach Hall will surely be a major part of the individual development of the young women that we will work with throughout the season."
Coach Hall said she plans to bring expertise in skill development, recruiting, strategic planning and positive communication to the Lady Bobcat program.
"I enjoy being an on-the-court coach, demonstrating and being involved actively in workouts and practice," coach Hall said. "My experiences at both Division II and III have equipped me with the skills needed in order to be a major asset to the Wesleyan program I have had the privilege to work with guards and post and am excited to help build team chemistry and positive communication with everyone involved in our program.
"I strive to push every women's basketball player to accomplish all their goals and become whatever it is they desire as well as help them reach their full potential in our sport and as young women. My goal is simply to become a positive impact and role model in the lives of these young ladies and to help build this program in order to compete at a high level in this conference. As an assistant, I am ready and willing to work hard and am determined to make a difference in this program."
The Lady Bobcats will begin their season at home on Nov. 16 when they entertain West Virginia University-Tech.
"I am very grateful for this opportunity and excited to embark on this new journey," coach Hall concluded. "I want to thank everyone at Wesleyan for the opportunity and am happy to join the Bobcat Nation!! Go Bobcats!"