Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Karen Hall: 2017 Women of Distinction Award in Athletics

Eight inspiring women from the Pittsburgh area, two outstanding Girl Scouts, and Girl Scout community-champion corporation GEICO will be honored at our Pittsburgh Awards of Distinction Luncheon on Wednesday, May 31 at the Omni William Penn Hotel. Proceeds of this premier event support Girl Scouts’ mission to develop courage, confidence and character in girls and to inspire the next generation of young women to become the leaders of tomorrow. Register now

Congratulations to Karen Hall, recipient of the 2017 Women of Distinction Award in Athletics!

Karen Hall, a native of Pittsburgh, spent more than 20 years coaching women’s and men’s college basketball at several NCAA Division I institutions, and more than 10 years working championship operations for the NCAA conference and NCAA championships. She also spent eight years as a teacher working in Catholic schools within the Diocese of Pittsburgh. 

Today, she works as an ESPN women’s college basketball color analyst. She produces and hosts “The Hall Pass” at Point Park University, and is co-host of the Neil Haley Show. She also serves as associate executive director/communications director for Ozanam Program, Inc., and is a public speaker on topics ranging from networking to embracing change. She also works men’s and women’s basketball conferences and NCAA championships, and owns High Performance Hoops. In addition, she is a physical education consultant with local area schools.

Karen is one of 11 appointed commissioners serving a four-year term on the City of Pittsburgh Equal Opportunity Review Commission (EORC). Her professional memberships include the National Association of Women Athletic Administrators, Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, National Association of Professional Women, and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas while playing college basketball, a master's degree in organizational leadership from Geneva College, and is presently pursuing a doctorate degree in leadership, administration, and education at Point Park University.