Oswego State Athletics Director Tim Hale Retires
Oswego State Athletics Director Timothy G. Hale retired Aug. 23.
Hale steps down after nine years at the helm of the Laker athletics department and more than 40 years of working in athletics as a coach or an administrator.
The Oswego State Athletics Department has accomplished unprecedented success during Hale's nine-year career, including the department's only team NCAA National Championship, earned by the men's ice hockey team in 2007; three SUNYAC women's swimming championships (2005-07); SUNYAC championships in women's basketball (2006), men's ice hockey (2010), and men's basketball (2012); and recognition of numerous all-conference, conference event championsand All-America athletes.
Hale worked with school officials to reinstate women's ice hockey as an NCAA-sanctioned squad. During Hale's tenure as athletic director, the state-of-the-art Campus Center Arena was built and he coordinated the ongoing renovation of Romney Fieldhouse into an indoor practice facility for numerous athletic teams.
Before joining Oswego State, Hale was the athletic director at Greece Arcadia High School near Rochester from 2000 to 2003 where he helped design a new track and field facility.
Prior to working at Greece Arcadia, Hale served as an associate athletic director at the University of Rochester from 1998 to 2000 and the head men's cross country and track and field coach there from 1973 to 2000. His cross country squads registered nine undefeated seasons, nine NCAA Division III Atlantic Regional titles, 15 New York State crowns, including a stretch of 10 consecutive titles, 11 top 10 national finishes, and won the NCAA Division III Championship in 1991. The seven-time league and three-time regional Coach of the Year directed 58 All-Americans and four individual NCAA National Champions.
Hale served as past president of the NCAA Division III Cross Country Coaches Association, past president of the New York State Track and Field Association, and past chair of the NCAA Division III Rules Committee. He has been inducted in the C-Club (SUNY Cortland) and University of Rochester hall of fames, and received the New York State Collegiate Track Conference Service Award.
Upon graduation from SUNY Cortland in 1968, Hale assumed coaching and teaching positions at Le Moyne College and SUNY Plattsburgh, before spending 26 years at the University of Rochester.
Hale competed on SUNY Cortland's state champion track and field teams before earning a bachelor of science degree in education from SUNY Cortland and a master of science degree from Canisius College.
Cora Brumley has been named interim athletic director and a search for Hale's replacement is planned for this academic year.
⎯ Adele Burk
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