Katherine Mabis McKenna Center
The building of life-long habits of fitness and wellness are an important part of education at Seton Hill University. The Katherine Mabis McKenna Center provides beautifully equipped facilities to accommodate the needs of new programs, growing 1987enrollments, and the entire Seton Hill community. The centerpiece of the 44,000 square-foot Center is the competition Salvitti Gymnasium seating 1,200. read more
Seton Hill University head volleyball coach Rick Hall returns for his 31st season in 2015 at the helm of the Griffins volleyball program. Over his 30 seasons at Seton Hill, Coach Hall has a career record of 637-335. Coach Halls career at SHU has been highlighted by two Northeast Regional Coach of the Year honors, four District Championships, two Regional Championships, and four national tournament appearances in Hawaii, Kansas, and California. In 2006, Coach Hall was inducted into the first class of the Seton Hill University Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2013, Rick led the Griffins to their first ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Last season the Griffins hosted the PSAC Tournament for the first time in school history and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season where they advanced to the regional semifinals.
Coach Halls influence on volleyball in the area has extended beyond Seton Hill. He enjoyed a brief coaching stint with Hempfield high school and has been involved in the USA Juniors 16-and-under program, as well as the development of volleyball in the Catholic Youth Organization in Greensburg for grades 4 through 8.
A Latrobe High School and St. Vincent College graduate, Hall played professionally in the Association of Volleyball professionals in the late seventies and early eighties. His stints on the Cuervo Gold Pro Beach Doubles Tour, along with the Miller Lite Pro Beach Doubles Tour allowed him to play against the best professional competition up and down the east coast. Halls indoor experience came with the United States Volleyball Association and the USA Volleyball Association.
Rick and his wife Valerie have three children, Allyson 26, Ryan 22, and Candace 20.
Bob Hall, a Youngstown, PA native and brother of head coach Rick Hall, returns for his thirteenth season with the Seton Hill womens volleyball program as an assistant coach and head recruiter.
He has served the local volleyball community in many different capacities in recent years. Previously, Bob has worked in the Derry Area School District as the head womens volleyball coach at the junior high level, as well as the varsity assistant coach. He has been the head coach and coordinator of three Girls Junior Olympic Volleyball Clubs at Chestnut Ridge, Foothills and Laurel Highlands. Bob is also a certified PIAA volleyball official.
Ivelisse Aponte Cavallo
Volunteer Assistant Coach