Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MAY 20, 2013
Tom Haley

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Tom Haley

Tom Haley enters his eighth year as an assistant coach for the Oklahoma women's gymnastics team in 2013. The 2010 National Assistant Coach of the Year with fellow OU assistant Lou Ball, Haley also shared the 2011 and 2013 awards for South Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year with Ball, giving him four career Region Coach of the Year honors.

The primary floor coach and co-coach on bars, 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.

 The Haley File
 Hometown  San Antonio, Texas

 wife, Kelli
 son, Levi 

 Coaching History
 2006-present, Oklahoma Assistant Coach
 2004-06, Kentucky Assistant Coach
 2002-03, Gwinnett Gymnastics Center Club Coach
 2000-01, Alabama Volunteer Assistant Coach
 1996-2002, 'Bama Bounders Club Coach
 Career Coaching Highlights
2010 National Assistant Coach of the Year
Four-time Region Assistant Coach of the Year (2006, '10, '11 and '13)
Coached 11 All-Americans on bars and eight All-Americans on floor
Coached six OU gymnasts to Big 12 floor titles and seven to Big 12 bars title
Guided Hollie Vise to a second-place finish on floor at the 2010 NCAA Event Finals
Helped lead OU to back-to-back top three finishes at the NCAA Super Six (second in 2010, third in 2011)
Helped lead OU to a program-best second-place finish in its first and third NCAA Super Six team finals appearances (2010, 2013)
Helped lead OU to four-straight NCAA Regional Championships (2010, '11, '12, '13)
Helped lead OU to five Big 12 Championships in seven seasons (2008, '10, '11, '13)
Coached two Region 8 Level 10 all-around champions
Gymnast qualified for 2003 Championships of the USA
Coached Level 10 national champions on uneven bars
Coached Level 10 Junior Olympic Team member

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 one son, Levi.





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