Dotty Hall was one of the most successful coaches in the history of St. Lawrence women's athletics with a combined total of 306 victories in field hockey and lacrosse, but her impact on the development of the women's athletic program could be the most significant part of her distinguished career as a teacher, coach and mentor.
During her term as senior women's administrator, she played a major role in the development of women's athletics and was a dirving force in helping to create an equitable athletics program. She also served as a mentor to other women's acohes in the department and until her retirement in May 2000 was a popular and highly respected teacher. She earned the Maslow Teaching Award in 1995 and was a Danforth Teaching Fellow from 1980-86.
She was the first to win an NYSWCAA team title with her undefeated lacrosse team in 1990 and was the first Saint women's coach to earn National Coach of the Year honors when she was named national lacrosse coach of the year in 1989. She also earned regional coach of the year honors in field hockey and is the first Saint women's coach to take teams to the national semifinals in two different sports in the same year with the 1989 field hockey and 1990 lacrosse teams.
Dotty joined the St. Lawrence faculty and coaching staff in 1966 and took teams to national play under both the AIAW and NCAA umbrellas. She has coached a number of Hall of Fame athletes as well as the first women's team to be inducted, the 1981 Regional Champion lacrosse team.