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Tom Haley enters his 13th year as an assistant coach for the Oklahoma women's gymnastics team in 2019 after 12 seasons of excellence with the Sooners since his arrival in 2007.
The 2010 National Assistant Coach of the Year with fellow OU assistant Lou Ball, Haley also shared the 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017 awards for South Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year with Ball, giving him seven career Region Coach of the Year honors.
The primary coach on floor and co-coach on bars, Haley led his gymnasts to yet another incredible season in 2018. With 14 event titles on bars and 12 on floor, the squad combined for 18 individual event titles on bars and floor. Stefani Catour (bars), Brenna Dowell (floor), AJ Jackson (floor), Nicole Lehrmann (bars), Maggie Nichols (bars, floor) and Anastasia Webb (floor) all earned All-America honors under Haley as Nichols went on to become the Co-Floor National Champion.
OU set a program-record 49.725 on bars at the Big 12 Championships. The Sooners counted five scores of 9.9 or better, including four scores of 9.95 or better, highlighted by a 9.975 from Lehrmann to earn the Big 12 Championship. Nichols turned in a 10.0 on the bars at the NCAA Championships, just the seventh gymnast in NCAA history to do so.
Haley’s gymnasts enjoyed another standout season in 2017. The squad tallied 15 event titles on floor and 13 on floor. Maggie Nichols (bars, floor), AJ Jackson (floor), Stefani Catour (bars) and Nicole Lehrmann (bars) all earned All-America honors under Haley’s guidance as Nichols and Lehrmann became Co-Bars National Champions.
OU exploded for a then program-record 49.700 on bars at TWU. The event was highlighted by a pair of perfect 10.0s from Lehrmann and senior McKenzie Wofford, who became the first Sooners to post perfect marks on the same event in the same meet.
Additionally, Brenna Dowell (bars), Nichols (bars), Wofford (bars) and Jackson (floor) all snagged individual Big 12 titles, while Nichols earned the floor title at the NCAA Seattle Regional.
Haley’s 2016 Sooners earned 13 team event titles on floor. Four Sooners secured All-America status on the event, including Chayse Capps (first team), Jackson (first team), Keeley Kmieciak (first team) and Haley Scaman (second team). On bars, the Sooners soared to 16 team titles in 2016, twice setting the then-program record on the event with a score of 49.675 against Arizona and at the Big 12 Championship. In the conference meet, Kmieciak tallied the first perfect 10 of her career on bars and just the second in the history of the conference meet on the event. Capps was also a first-team honoree on bars along with McKenzie Wofford and Nicole Lehrmann, and Jackson received second-team recognition. Haley coached two Big 12 Champions (Kmieciak on bars, Scaman on floor) and two NCAA Iowa City Regional Champions (Wofford on bars, Jackson on floor).
In 2015, Haley aided the Sooners to 12 team event titles on floor in 2015 in addition to 17 individual titles. Haley’s work with Scaman led the junior to a team-best nine individual titles throughout the season and her third perfect 10.0 score on the event. Dowell also thrived under Haley’s guidance, finishing as NCAA runner-up on floor with a 9.95 in event finals. Both Dowell and Scaman were first-team All-Americans in the event, while Dowell was the Big 12 floor champion and Scaman was NCAA Norman Regional floor champion.
Haley’s gymnasts were a force on uneven bars as well, capturing 13 team event titles and 14 individual titles throughout the season. Three gymnasts earned first-team All-America accolades under Haley and Ball and Dowell, Kmieciak and Wofford all finished in the top 10 nationally on the event. Wofford spent several weeks during the regular season ranked No. 1 nationally on bars and capped her season with a fourth-place NCAA finish in event finals.
Haley helped lead Oklahoma to the best season in program history in 2014, coaching the Sooners to a first NCAA title, an NCAA Regional championship and a Big 12 title. Haley coached five Sooner gymnasts to All-America honors in 2014. Lara Albright, Maile'ana Kanewa and Haley Scaman were all first-team All-Americans on floor exercise, while Taylor Spear garnered first-team honors on bars. True freshman Kara Lovan also captured second-team accolades on floor. Kanewa and Scaman each posted 9.95 performances at NCAA Event Finals to tie as national runners-up on the event.
Overall, Haley's gymnasts earned 12 event titles on floor and 11 on uneven bars throughout the season. Under Haley's leadership, Scaman became the first Sooner in program history to post multiple 10.0s in a single season, a career and on an individual event. Scaman earned two 10.0s on floor exercise alone during the season.
Haley guided four OU gymnasts to All-America honors in 2013. Haley and Ball aided Erica Brewer and Rebecca Clark to first-team awards and top-10 NCAA finishes, while Taylor Spears earned second-team accolades. Brie Olson also captured second-team All-America honors on floor under Haley's tutelage. Overall, the Sooners earned 18 individual titles on bars and 13 on floor in 2013.
Haley's coaching was instrumental in Oklahoma's record-setting 2013 campaign, which saw the Sooners finish as runners-up at the NCAA Championships after claiming Big 12 and NCAA Norman Regional titles. While coaching at OU, Haley has guided 11 Sooner All-Americans on bars and eight on floor. An additional six Oklahoma gymnasts have earned Big 12 titles on floor and seven on bars under Haley's direction. Haley's work with the 2012 squad resulted in three All-America honors for the Sooners, who finished seventh at the NCAA Championships. The team also snagged Big 12 and NCAA Champaign Regional titles.
Haley helped the Sooners to back-to-back Super Six appearances and their second consecutive top-three finish in 2011. OU completed its third undefeated regular season in four years in 2011, maintaining the country's longest regular season win streak.
Ball and Haley also coached three OU gymnasts to All-America honors on bars, including two first-teamers. OU won a total of 11 team bar titles and 12 individual bar titles.
In 2010, OU finished in a program-best second place after making its first-ever NCAA Super Six team finals appearance. The Sooners also went undefeated in the regular season, beat No. 1 Alabama and eight other top-25 opponents, claimed their third-straight Big 12 Championship and won the 2010 NCAA University Park Regional title.
After the Sooners' stellar 2010 season, Haley was named National Assistant Coach of the Year along with fellow OU assistant coach Lou Ball. The two also shared 2010 Regional Assistant Coach of the Year honors.
Haley helped the Sooners shine on floor in 2010, as OU scored a 49.000 or higher on the apparatus in every competition. Under Haley's tutelage, senior Hollie Vise finished in second place on floor at the NCAA Individual Event Finals and earned All-American honors on the apparatus in her first season of competition on the event
Vise and fellow senior Jackie Flanery shared the Big 12 title on floor, while Flanery entered NCAA Championships ranked No. 1 in the country on the apparatus.
In 2009, Haley guided the Sooners to seven floor titles, including the conference championship and NCAA Northeast Regional championship.
Haley and Ball's bar squad also captured six team titles in 2009 while Megan Ferguson and Ashley Jackson shared the Big 12 bar title.
In 2008, Haley's floor team posted 13 team event titles, while the bars lineup took home 10 event titles. The Sooners ranked first in the conference and sixth in the country on floor in 2008, posting a season regional qualifying score (RQS) of 49.315. Haley guided Kiara Redmond to All-America honors on floor while Redmond and Brittney Koncak-Schumann earned floor titles at the Big 12 Championship. Redmond went on to post a 9.925 and take top honors on floor at the 2008 NCAA South Central Regional.
Prior to his hiring at OU, Haley coached for three seasons at the University of Kentucky where he was named the 2006 NACGC/W Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year. Before entering collegiate coaching at Kentucky, Haley, a native of San Antonio, Texas, worked as one of the top club coaches in the Southeast.
From 2002-2003, he was the team coach for Level 4 Elite at the Gwinnett Gymnastics Center near Atlanta, Ga. At GGC, he coached two Region 8 Level 10 all-around champions, as well as a 2003 junior international elite qualifying gymnast.
Haley served as the head coach and program director of the `Bama Bounders club program at the University of Alabama from 1996-02.
With the `Bama Bounders, Haley coached a Level 10 uneven bars national champion, a Level 10 Junior Olympic National Team member and had 10 of his gymnasts receive full athletic scholarships to NCAA Division I programs.
He also served as a volunteer assistant coach for the Alabama women's gymnastics team in 2000 and 2001.
Haley married his wife, Kelli More, in May 2009. They have a son, Levi, and two daughters, Nina and Kaia.