Dr. Hallie Gregory
Dr. Hallie Gregory, Maryland Eastern Shore – Gregory spent 11 years as the Director of Athletics at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (1989-2000). While at UMES, Dr. Gregory assisted the Hawks in adding bowling, soccer and tennis, while also overseeing championships in women’s outdoor track and field (1992), men’s cross country (1995), and men’s indoor track and field (1996-97).
Most notably, Dr. Gregory was critical in the creation of a women’s bowling program at the institution. Just two years into the program’s existence he hired MEAC Hall of Fame and two-time National Coach of the Year Sharon Brummell. That hire was instrumental as the Hawks went on to win a national title in 2008 and 2011 under her leadership.
After his tenure at UMES, Dr. Gregory continued his success at another MEAC institution, Delaware State University, from 2000-2003. He was instrumental in developing long-term strategies for each of the Hornets’ 17 sports, placing special emphasis on affirming the university’s commitment to provide equal opportunities for all student-athletes. In the fall of 2002, he ushered in soccer as the ninth sport offered for women. In the 2001-02 season, Delaware State won its first MEAC women’s indoor track and field championship since 1986, as well as winning MEAC regular season divisional titles in baseball and softball. The Hornets won the MEAC regular season divisional baseball title, while the women’s basketball team advanced to the championship game of the conference tournament in his first year.