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Lisa Haley became the first coach in Ryerson Rams women's hockey history on April 1, 2011.
2018-19 was a historic year for Ryerson's women's hockey program. 43 points and a 15-8-1 record saw the Rams claim their highest conference finish in team history, leading the OUA in shots (771) and ranking second in goals (71), assists (105), and goals per game (2.96). Haley and the Rams would earn their first playoff series victory and advanced to the second round for the first time in program history.
In 2017-18 Haley guided the Rams to one of their most successful years yet, finishing the OUA regular season with record of 15-7-2. The team advanced to the playoffs and recorded its first ever playoff victory with a 4-2 win at Nipissing on February 21, 2018. The Rams also set a new team mark for most goals scored in a season with 63.
Haley and Rams assistant Margaret Jennings coached a team of U16 Aboriginal girls from across Canada in the summer of 2018 with the hopes of providing hockey-related opportunities to Indigenous girls from remote Canadian communities. The team was a part of documentary television series called ‘Hit the Ice.'
Haley led the Rams to their first ever playoff appearance in the team's fourth season after finishing with a 13-10-1 record in 2014-15.
Before coming to Ryerson, Haley was the head coach at Saint Mary's University where she amassed one of the best winning records in Canadian women's hockey.
In 14 seasons as head coach of the Saint Mary's women's hockey team, Haley led the Huskies to eight appearances in the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) finals, capturing the league title in 1998, 2003, 2004 and 2010. She also coached Saint Mary's at four Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) national championship tournaments. A two-time AUS coach of the year and CIS coach of the year in 2003, Haley guided the Huskies to an impressive record of 118 wins, 52 losses and 11 ties over the last nine seasons.
As an assistant coach with the Canadian Senior Women's National Team in 2013-14, Haley won a gold medal at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games as well as a silver medal at the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship in Ottawa.
Haley was also as an assistant coach with the team that won a silver medal at the 2011 IIHF World Championship in Zurich, Switzerland.
Haley won gold at the 2010 IIHF World Women's Under-18 Championship and also won gold at the 2007 Four Nations Cup and silver at the 2008 IIHF world championship with the senior women's team. As head coach of Canada's National Women's Under-22 Team in 2005-06, she won a gold medal at the Air Canada Cup.
In both 2011 and 2014, Haley served as a mentor coach at the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) women's high performance camp for the top Under 18 players in the world.