In the most recent installment in his coaches interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with former UMES basketball coach Kirkland Hall. Hall has contributed to the school in a number of ways and ranks third in school history with 79 wins. Coach Hall also managed the baseball (school's all-time wins leader) and softball (third in school history in wins) teams during his career at UMES.
In the most recent installment of his series of interviews on players who are among the best pros to come out of their particular schools, CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with UMES great Talvin Skinner. Skinner was the leader of a UMES squad in 1974 that led the nation in scoring with an average of 96.7 points per game without the benefit of a three-point shot, and they also became the first HBCU to take part in the NIT.