FAIRFIELD, CT (June 1, 2012) - Sacred Heart women's basketball assistant coach Lauren Hall-Gregory was announced as the new head coach at New York University on Thursday. Hall-Gregory departs SHU after a four-year coaching stint where she helped lead the Pioneers to a pair of Northeast Conference championships and NCAA Tournament berths.
Hall-Gregory joined head coach Ed Swanson's staff as the top assistant prior to the 2008-09 season and also served as the program's recruiting coordinator. She helped guide the Pioneers to an overall mark of 87-40 (.685) and a 57-9 (.864) record against NEC teams during her tenure.
During her first season on the SHU bench, the Pioneers rattled off a perfect 18-0 Northeast Conference slate and captured the conference title and berth in the 2009 NCAA Tournament facing Ohio State. In 2011-12, Hall-Gregory helped guide SHU back the NCAA Tournament as the Pioneers posted a 25-8 record on their way to capturing the program's third NEC title. The Pioneers faced Georgia Tech in the post season and end the year ranked 17th in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 Poll.
Prior to her coaching stint at Sacred Heart, Hall-Gregory had coaching stops at Lehigh and at the College of St. Mary's in Omaha, Nebraska. She was a standout point guard at Hofstra University. A three time team captain, she finished her career fourth in program history in assists.
She takes over the regins of a Violets team that finished 10-15 last season. Hall-Gregory replaces Stefano Trompeo who resigned earlier in May after four seasons as the head coach at NYU.