Amy Ruley (born October 24, 1955 in Lowell, Indiana) is a former women's head basketball coach at North Dakota State University. Ruley has the greatest number of victories of any women's coach at NDSU, with over 600 wins, and has led the Bison to 5 NCAA Division II championships. She was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004. She is a graduate of Purdue University, where she was a member of the 1st varsity Purdue Boilermakers team, scoring the program's FIRST points
On Monday, March 3, 2008, Ruley announced that she would step down as coach after the game that evening against Centenary College (La.) and remain at NDSU as an associate athletic director with responsibilities directed towards fundraising for the athletic department.
In 1995, Ruley served as the assistant coach to the R. William Jones Cup Team. The competition was held in Taipei, Taiwan. The USA team won its first six games, but four of the six were won by single-digit margins. Their seventh game was against Russia, and they fell 100–84. The final game was against South Korea, and a victory would assure the gold medal, but the South Korean team won 80–76 to win the gold medal. The USA team won the bronze medal.
|Assistant Coach for United States|
|William Jones Cup|
|1995 Taipei, Taiwan||Team Competition|
- 2004 - Inducted into Purdue Boilermakers Athletic Hall of Fame
- 2001 - Coach Ruley received the United States Sports Academy's C. Vivian Stringer Coaching Award in recognition of her outstanding achievements as a coach.
- 2000 - Inducted into North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame
- 1997—Carol Eckman Award
Head coaching record
|North Dakota State (North Central Conference) (1979–2006)|
|1979–1980||North Dakota State||14-15||0-0||4th|
|1980–1981||North Dakota State||19-12||0-0||5th||Region|
|1981–1982||North Dakota State||22-10||0-0||2nd||4th|
|1982–1983||North Dakota State||16-10||0-0||3rd|
|1983–1984||North Dakota State||15-12||0-0||4th|
|1984–1985||North Dakota State||19-8||0-0||4th|
|1985–1986||North Dakota State||24-9||0-0||2nd||2nd|
|1986–1987||North Dakota State||26-4||0-0||1st||t-5th|
|1987–1988||North Dakota State||28-3||0-0||1st||t-3rd|
|1988–1989||North Dakota State||23-7||0-0||1st||Region|
|1989–1990||North Dakota State||25-5||0-0||2nd||Region|
|1990–1991||North Dakota State||31-2||0-0||2nd||1st|
|1991–1992||North Dakota State||29-4||0-0||1st||2nd|
|1992–1993||North Dakota State||30-2||0-0||1st||1st|
|1993–1994||North Dakota State||27-5||0-0||2nd||1st|
|1994–1995||North Dakota State||32-0||0-0||1st||1st|
|1995–1996||North Dakota State||30-2||0-0||1st||1st|
|1996–1997||North Dakota State||28-1||0-0||1st||Region|
|1997–1998||North Dakota State||22-6||0-0||2nd||Region|
|1998–1999||North Dakota State||24-5||0-0||2nd||Region|
|1999–2000||North Dakota State||28-4||0-0||1st||2nd|
|2000–2001||North Dakota State||25-8||0-0||2nd||Region|
|2001–2002||North Dakota State||18-10||0-0||t-3rd|
|2002–2003||North Dakota State||26-7||0-0||t-3rd||Region|
|2003–2004||North Dakota State||24-7||0-0||t-1st||Region|
|2004–2005||North Dakota State||26-1||0-0|
|2005–2006||North Dakota State||9-17||0-0|
|2006–2007||North Dakota State||14-11||0-0|
|North Dakota State (The Summit League) (2007–present)|
|2007–2008||North Dakota State||17-11||12-6||T2nd|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- "WBHOF Inductees". WBHOF. Retrieved 2009-08-01.
- "1995 WOMEN'S R. WILLIAM JONES CUP". USA Basketball. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
- "Carol Eckman Award". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Retrieved 1 Jul 2014.