Assistant Coach Hali Burns Bio

Assistant Coach Hali Burns joins the women's basketball team as it enters the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) for the 2017-18 season.  Before taking the assistant coaching position, Burns was a head coach in the Ontario Basketball Association with the Brampton Warriors from 2010 to 2013 and the 2015-16 season, where she earned Rookie Coach of the Year honours for Ontario Basketball in 2010.  She finished 2nd in Ontario with the Brampton Warriors in the 2012-13 season.

Burns has also served as the head coach of the Sultan Prospects squad from 2013 to 2015 and in 2016 became the head coach of the North Toronto Huskies JUEL Team.

In addition to her coaching, Coach Burns also has an extensive playing background.  In 2004-2005 Hali obtained a scholarship to NCAA Division 2 school Ashland University where her team finished first in the GLIAC South. 

Burns was a 2009 graduate of Sheridan College, where she earned her diploma in Applied Health and Community Studies - Court and Tribunal Agent.  While at Sheridan she was a member of the women's varsity basketball team that captured 3 Ontario Championships in the OCAA as well as a National Silver Medal in the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA). 

Coach Burns is excited to be part of this journey.  Having been a player with a team that was just newly entering the OCAA, she knows the type of players that UTM should be recruiting to quickly build the UTM Eagles program into a perennial contender.