The University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc has hired Neil Hall as the new men’s head basketball coach. Hall is a 2000 graduate of Lincoln High School, an alumnus of UW-Manitowoc (2000–2002), and the current Youth Sports Director at the Manitowoc-Two Rivers YMCA. Hall’s connection to the people in the area and with basketball will be an asset to the Blue Devils.
“I am a junky for fundamentals. I want to play fundamentally sound basketball,” Hall says. He will bring his philosophy and experience from four Fox River Classic Conference (FRCC) championships and two Wisconsin Collegiate Conference (WCC) state tournament appearances as a former player.
As the 2002 UW-Manitowoc Scholar Athlete awardee, Hall is familiar with balancing the demands of the rigor of college and playing collegiate athletics. Hall plans on recruiting players from the area who love the game and want to play basketball, but more importantly are goal driven and have a desire to pursue a college education.
“I am excited that Coach Hall is joining UW-Manitowoc to lead the Blue Devils next year,” says Charles Clark, campus executive officer and dean. “He brings strong credentials and strong qualities to a strong basketball program.”
Hall is motivated to continue the Blue Devils tradition of success. The team finished the 2013-14 season as Wisconsin Collegiate Conference Eastern Division Champions with a 19-4 record.