By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Chowan Hawks have named Mark Hall as the team new head football coach. Hall is the tenth head football coach in program history.
Hall was the team’s interim head coach for the final four games of the season. He replaces Tim Place, who took a leave in October.
“We are excited to name Mark Hall our next head coach,” Vice President for Athletics Patrick Mashuda said. “The program will be in great hands moving forward. His experiences as a top assistant at both Urbana and here at Chowan will lend itself worthy in the continued development of the Chowan football program.”
He was Place’s offensive coordinator for 12 seasons. Then, he replaced him with four games left in the season.
Besides being the team’s offensive coordinator, Hall was also the team’s quarterbacks coach and wide receivers coach.
As the interim head coach, the team went 2-2.
The team had a 3-7 record. But as mentioned before, the program was 1-5 before Hall took over.
In his first game as the interim head coach, the Hawks were defeated 41-34 by the Virginia Union Panthers on October 19. The team then won the following week in a win over the Elizabeth City State Vikings, 49-41.
The Hawks were defeated 28-21 by the Virginia State Trojans to begin play in November. The season concluded with a 44-20 win over the Lincoln (Pennsylvania) Lions on Nov. 9.
“I am unbelievably grateful to our University President, Dr. Kirk Peterson, Athletics Director Patrick Mashuda, and the entire Chowan Community for the opportunity to serve as the Head Football Coach,” Hall said. “We have a great group of young men within our program and I look forward to leading them on and off the field for many years to come.”