Carroll LaHaye
Carroll LaHaye
Title: Head Women's Basketball Coach
Phone: 804.752.7365
Email: clahaye@rmc.edu
Previous College: Maine-Machias ('77)
Carroll LaHaye enters her 37th season in 2018-19 as head coach of the nationally-renowned women’s basketball program at Randolph-Macon in 2018-19. She began the season 28th for most winningest coach by wins across all divisions of NCAA Women’s Basketball. In Division III, LaHaye now ranks 14th for most wins by a head coach. Only eight coaches are ahead of LaHaye across all divisions of NCAA Women’s Basketball for most seasons with a single team.
 
In 2018, LaHaye became the 59th NCAA coach across all divisions of Women’s Basketball to reach the 600 win milestone as she won her 600th game against Lynchburg 71-59 on January 20, 2018. She coached a pair of All-ODAC performers and a three-time All-American and Academic All-American in 2017-18. She was honored as the WBCA Division V Coach of the Year and was honored by the Virginia Sports Information Directors as Co-Coach of the Year for the College Division. 

2016-17 saw the Yellow Jackets appear in the ODAC Tournament semi-final game and finish the season at 16-12.  LaHaye mentored ODAC Rookie of the Year, Kelly Williams, in 2016-17. 

In 2015, LaHaye led the Yellow Jackets to a 20-5 mark with a 13-3 record in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. 

The Yellow Jackets won the ODAC championship in 2013-14. R-MC advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the eighth time since 2003. Randolph-Macon was 23-6 overall, 13-3 in conference play and 14-0 at home in Crenshaw Gymnasium. 

On January 13, 2012, LaHaye became just the 15th Division III Women's Basketball Coach to record 500 victories as the Yellow Jackets topped Roanoke College, 82-70

In addition to her 587 wins, LaHaye has spearheaded a program that has hung eight Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championship banners in Crenshaw Gymnasium during her tenure.

LaHaye directed her teams to 10 consecutive winning seasons from 2002-03 to 2011-12 and 22 overall during her time in Ashland. The Yellow Jackets have posted 13 seasons in which they have won 20 or more games and have played for the ODAC title on 11 occasions. Since joining the ODAC in 1989-90, R-MC has won a staggering 74% of its games, earning 372 victories over their conference foes during that time.

A three-time ODAC Coach of the Year, LaHaye's squads have garnered national attention, advancing to the NCAA Sweet 16 on four occasions, trips to the Elite 8 twice and a place in the 2005 National Championship Game.

LaHaye has mentored two National Players of the Year in Megan Silva (2006) and Molly Ariail (2010). Silva and Amanda Hiltunen were named finalists for the prestigious Jostens Award during their respective senior seasons in Ashland, with Silva becoming the first Randolph-Macon athlete to win the award in 2006.

In 2010-11 R-MC captured its seventh regular season and ODAC Tournament Championships en route to finishing the year with an overall record of 23-7 and 17-3 in conference play. The women made a push to the second round of the NCAA Tournament by defeating Bridgewater State, 80-69. 

In 2008-09, LaHaye and her staff mentored R-MC to its third ODAC championship in four years and its fifth championship in a seven-year span.

In 2007-08, LaHaye led the program to its sixth straight 20+ win season and a national ranking as high as No. 12 during the year.

In 2006-07, the Yellow Jackets became just the second team in the history of the ODAC to capture three consecutive league championships. LaHaye and her squad then went on to the NCAA Tournament where they advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third straight year and for the fourth time in LaHaye's tenure.

LaHaye reached a personal milestone on February 10, 2007 when the Jackets topped Randolph-Macon Woman's College 63-33. With the victory, LaHaye became just the 21st coach in the history of Division III Women's Basketball to reach 400 career wins.

In 2005-06, R-MC captured its second consecutive ODAC title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the third time in four years. The Yellow Jackets ended their season at 28-3 after advancing to the Elite Eight of the national tournament.

The 2004-05 Yellow Jacket squad was arguably the best ever in the history of the program. Accomplishments included: winning the ODAC Tournament for the second time in three years; finishing with the most wins in the program's history at 30-2; becoming the first-ever women's team in the ODAC to go 20-0; advancing to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in the history of both R-MC and ODAC women's basketball; finishing second in the NCAA's; achieving the longest winning streak in the history of the program at 23 games; and finishing ranked #2 in the nation and #1 in the South Region.

For her efforts, LaHaye was named the ODAC Coach of the Year and the Virginia Sports Information Directors state Coach of the Year, and she earned her 200th conference victory early in the season. She was also recognized for her dedication as a faculty member at Randolph-Macon by receiving the Samuel Nelson Gray Distinguished Professor Award at the college's 2005 honors convocation in the spring.

In 2003-04, Randolph-Macon finished 20-8 overall and 16-4 in the ODAC, made it to the championship game of the conference tournament, and was ranked in the Top 10 in the NCAA Division III South Region during the season as well as in the Top 15 in the nation by DIII News in the preseason.

LaHaye's 2002-03 squad was 20-10 overall, won the ODAC tournament, and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament following a first-round win at home. LaHaye earned her 300th career victory during the campaign, and she was named the Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper's Virginia state Coach of the Year.

After guiding her 1997-98 team to a record of 21-6, a first-place finish in the ODAC, and the NCAA Tournament, LaHaye was honored as the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA)/IKON District V Coach of the Year.

In 1998-99 the Yellow Jackets finished 23-5 overall, won the ODAC regular season championship with a 19-1 record, and made an appearance in the conference title game for the second time in four seasons. LaHaye was named the ODAC Coach of the Year for the third time in six years, and was also the VaSID Small College Coach of the Year for Divisions II-III.

During 1995-96, LaHaye's team produced one of the most successful seasons in the history of the program, with a 28-2 record. The Yellow Jackets won two games in their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament, advancing to the Sweet Sixteen. That season LaHaye was named the ODAC Coach of the Year, the WBCA/Converse District V Coach of the Year, and the VaSID college Division II-III Coach of the Year.

A native of Maine, LaHaye earned a bachelor's degree cum laude in business management-recreation from the University of Maine-Machias in 1977. In addition to being an excellent student, she was a standout performer in basketball and volleyball.

Prior to coming to Randolph-Macon, LaHaye worked as a program director at the North Richmond YMCA and as program coordinator for the Hanover County Parks and Recreation Department. Since joining the Randolph-Macon athletic staff, besides her position as basketball coach, she also served as women's athletic coordinator and head coach of soccer and lacrosse. In 1982, her lacrosse team finished fifth in the AIAW national tournament.

Currently, LaHaye is a director of physical education, and associate professor of physical education at Randolph-Macon. She is a member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association.

In addition to her other recent coaching honors, in 1998-99 LaHaye was selected by the American Women's Sports Federation as one of eight Division III All-American coaches. Her sound philosophy is recognized by others in the field who strive to have outstanding student-athletes in their programs who can compete in the classroom as well as on the court and receive recognition for both.

Besides being recognized herself, LaHaye has also had many of her players receive post-season honors from the NCAA, American Women's Sports Federation, the Virginia Sports Information Directors, and the ODAC. Several Yellow Jackets have been named All-Americans, both academic and athletic.

As a coach, LaHaye feels that her players can achieve success and meet individual goals in other phases of college life while participating in an intercollegiate sport. She demands top performance academically, and this is reflected in the excellent students that she has been able to attract to Randolph-Macon. Many of her players have achieved Dean's List status as a result of their commitment to academics

Coaching Honors

1995-96
ODAC Coach of the Year
WBCA/Converse Distict V Coach of the Year
VaSID Small College Coach of the Year for Divisions II-III

1997-98
IKON/Women's Basketball Coaches Association District V Coach of the Year

1998-99
ODAC Coach of the Year
VaSID Small College Coach of the Year for Divisions II-III

2002-03
Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper state Coach of the Year

2004-05
ODAC Coach of the Year
VaSID College Division State Coach of the Year

2005-06
VaSID College Division State Coach of the Year

2006-07
VaSID College Division State Coach of the Year

2010
Inducted into the Mid-coast Hall of Fame

2012
Inducted into the UMM Hall of Fame

 

Year Overall ODAC Post-season
*1982-83 10-12

 

 

*1983-84 15-12

 

 

*1984-85 9-14

 

 

*1985-86 13-13

 

 

*1986-87 10-15

 

 

*1987-88 8-16

 

 

*1988-89 12-14

 

 

1989-90 8-18 8-10

 

1990-91 11-14 10-8

 

1991-92 10-16 6-8

 

1992-93 14-11 12-6

 

1993-94 19-7 14-4

 

1994-95 19-6 17-3

 

1995-96 28-2 19-1 NCAA Sweet 16
1996-97 15-10 13-7

 

1997-98 21-6 18-2 NCAA Second Round
1998-99 23-5 19-1 NCAA First Round
1999-00 14-11 13-7

 

2000-01 12-13 10-10

 

2001-02 13-14 11-9

 

2002-03 20-10 13-7

NCAA Second Round

2003-04 20-8 16-4

NCAA Second Round

2004-05 30-2 20-0

NCAA Final Four

2005-06 28-3 19-1 NCAA Elite Eight

2006-07 

26-5

18-2

NCAA Sweet 16

2007-08

22-5

16-4

 

2008-09

23-6

17-3

NCAA First Round

2009-10

18-7

16-4

 

2010-11

23-7

17-3

NCAA First Round

2011-12 14-12 12-8  
2012-13 6-21 4-12  
2013-14 23-6 13-3 NCAA First Round
2014-15 20-5 13-3  
2015-16 14-13 8-8  
2016-17 16-12 8-8  
Career 587-351 (.626) 380-146 (.722)