Dons football great and athletic director is relocating to California


by Gary Adornato

Loyola Blakefield Director of Athletics Brant Hall has revealed that he is stepping down from his post at the Towson private school this week and moving to California. Hall’s wife, Terra, has received what he termed “an incredible career opportunity” at Pepperdine University and the family has decided to relocate to Southern California so she can accept the position.

In an email sent to his MIAA colleagues on Wednesday afternoon, Hall wrote, “I have enjoyed my time getting to know the members of this community and have great respect for the work you do for your institutions and the MIAA. I look forward to seeing the successes of your schools for years to come.”

Hall, a 1998 graduate of Blakefield, replaced Mike Keeney as the school’s AD in 2018, after serving as Keeney’s assistant for the previous six years. He also spent five seasons as head coach of the Dons’ varsity football team.

From 2005 thurs 2012 he also served as the school’s Assistant Director of Admissions and he served nine seasons as the Offensive Coordinator of the football team.

As a student-athlete at Blakefield, Hall was a three-year starter at quarterback on the varsity and was named the Baltimore Sun’s Football Player of the Year in 1997. He was part of three championship teams at Loyola. He would go on to become the winningest quarterback in the history of Lehigh University, capturing four consecutive Patriot League titles and twice being named 1st-Team All-Patriot League.

Loyola athletic trainer Jeremy Parr has been appointed the interim athletic director at Blakefield.