Amy Ruley

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Amy Ruley
Sport(s) Women's basketball
Biographical details
Born (1955-10-24) October 24, 1955 (age 62)
Lowell, Indiana
Alma mater Purdue University
Playing career
1975–1978 Purdue
Position(s) Point guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1979–2008 NDSU
Head coaching record
Overall 671–198
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

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 led the Bison to 5 NCAA Division II championships. She was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004.[1] She is a graduate of Purdue University, where she was a member of the first varsity Purdue Boilermakers team, scoring the program's first points.[2]

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.[citation needed]

Purdue statistics[edit]

Source[3]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% FT% RPG APG SPG PPG
1975-76 Purdue 16 117 0.0% 39.2% 1.9 0.6 0.0 7.3
1976-77 Purdue 23 212 40.5% 73.9% 2.2 2.9 1.7 9.2
1977-78 Purdue 19 131 54.0% 31.4% 2.5 1.7 1.4 6.9
Career Purdue 58 460 0.0% 51.4% 1.9 1.9 1.1 7.9

USA Basketball[edit]

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.[4]

Awards[edit]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
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
Total: 671-198

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "WBHOF Inductees". WBHOF. Retrieved 2009-08-01.
  2. ^ Hamnik, Al (2012-06-23). "Lowell native Amy Ruley a 'benefactor' of Title IX progress". Northwest Indiana Times. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  3. ^ "Purdue Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-09-05.
  4. ^ "1995 WOMEN'S R. WILLIAM JONES CUP". USA Basketball. Archived from the original on 28 April 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Carol Eckman Award". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Archived from the original on 2014-07-15. Retrieved 1 Jul 2014.
  6. ^ http://www.nwitimes.com/sports/basketball/college/lowell-native-amy-ruley-a-benefactor-of-title-ix-progress/article_d7ae7c3b-263c-5ffa-86d0-5ce45750ae2b.html
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-04. Retrieved 2006-04-03.
  8. ^ "Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame". purduesports.com. Archived from the original on 2013-04-23. Retrieved 2017-07-10.

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