New Coach, Same Approach.

Getting to know new girls basketball coach Marvin Hall.


Photo courtesy of Marvin Hall

Sav'ell Smalls

In all sports, confidence is a major key to success. So when the reigning 3A girls basketball runners-up were looking for a new coach, they knew the man for the job was right at home.
“I’m definitely ready for this task,” said new Garfield girls’ basketball coach Marvin Hall. “All the things I’ve done before, being an assistant at Nathan Hale, taking a team to #4 in the country on the AAU circuit, all of it. I’ve been through it all and I’m ready for some more.”
Even with his impressive resume and oozing confidence, Hall still understands there’ll be some challenges along the way.
“Just being a new coach and dealing with parents is always a challenge,” Hall said. “But you just have to keep it fair and hold every player to the same amount of accountability no matter what.”
Even with the challenges fromparents, Hall says the coaching change has been smooth, and expects it to continue that way.
“The transition for the program wasn’t too hard,” Hall said. “I was already the assistant coach with the girls so they already knew me and how I work due to the relationships I already had with them.”
As Coach Hall hasn’t had too much of a bumpy road with the transition, his returning players echo this as well.
“The transition has been easy for us,” said Junior Dalayah Daniels. “We already know Coach Hall and the way he coaches. He’s going to push us to be our best and hold us accountable and hopefully get us back to the dome.”
While a state championship is the ultimate goal for Hall and his program, he isn’t particularly worried about that right now.
“I don’t even think about the dome or the gold ball,” Hall said. “I’m just worried about getting better day by day, beating one team at a time, starting with Cleveland on November 30th.”
With the nation’s 13th ranked player, Dalayah Daniels, and a talented squad around her, head coach Marvin Hall is in for an exciting opening season.