October 24, 1955|
|Alma mater||Purdue University|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|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. 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.
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.
|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|
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.
- 1997 – Carol Eckman Award
- 2000 – Inducted into North Dakota Sports 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.
- 2004 – Inducted into Purdue Boilermakers Athletic Hall of Fame
- 2004 – Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
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|
Postseason invitational champion
- "WBHOF Inductees". WBHOF. Retrieved 2009-08-01.
- Hamnik, Al (2012-06-23). "Lowell native Amy Ruley a 'benefactor' of Title IX progress". Northwest Indiana Times. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
- "Purdue Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-09-05.
- "1995 WOMEN'S R. WILLIAM JONES CUP". USA Basketball. Archived from the original on 28 April 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
- "Carol Eckman Award". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Archived from the original on 2014-07-15. Retrieved 1 Jul 2014.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-04. Retrieved 2006-04-03.
- "Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame". purduesports.com. Archived from the original on 2013-04-23. Retrieved 2017-07-10.