Entering his 22nd year with the Youngstown State Athletics Department in 2018-19 is Assistant Director of Athletic Communications Jamie Hall.
Hall serves as the primary media contact for the YSU men's basketball, softball and cross country programs and is also a secondary contact for football.
As the men's basketball media relations director, Hall led publicity efforts during the program's first Division I postseason appearance in the 2012-13 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) and the first consecutive winning seasons in 30 years.
During his first 11 years at YSU, Hall served as the SID for the volleyball and women's basketball programs from 1997-2008, covering two NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament teams. He also served as the media relations contact for the 2006 Horizon League Tournament Champion softball team that earned a berth in the NCAA Regional Tournament.
Hall also served as the media coordinator for the 2004 Horizon League Volleyball Championship and the 2006 Horizon League Softball Championship.
He assists in the maintenance of the YSU athletics website - YSUsports.com - and is a member of the YSU Athletics Hall of Fame Committee.
During his time at Youngstown State, Hall has led publicity efforts for more than 50 all-conference selections, five conference players of the year, five coach-of-the-year winners, 18 academic all-district selections and five academic All-America picks.
Hall also spearheaded the publicity of the 2010 V Foundation Comeback Award Recipient - men's basketball player Dallas Blocker.
Hall has also worked as the media contact for the women's soccer, men's and women's track and field, swimming and diving and men's and women's tennis programs while at Youngstown State.
Prior to joining the YSU staff in 1997, Hall spent two years as a graduate assistant at Illinois State, where he served as the media relations contact for the Illinois State baseball and women's soccer teams.
An award-winning editor at Illinois State, Hall's 1995-96 Illinois State men's basketball game program was voted second in the nation by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) while the 1996 Illinois State football game program finished third in the nation for Division I-AA/FCS. His 1996 Illinois State Baseball Media Guide earned Best in the District honors.
A member of CoSIDA, Hall earned his bachelor's degree in 1994 with a double major in sports management and business administration from Baldwin-Wallace (Ohio), where he played baseball for two seasons. He went on to earn a master's degree in sports administration from Illinois State in 1996.
Hall resides in Hubbard, Ohio, and has a daughter, Alison, and a grandson, Bennett Shobe. Alison is engaged to Kaleb Shobe.