Ona Halladay has taken over the role of Director of Athletics in the fall of 2019 after serving as Associate Director of Athletics and Assistant Director of Athletics in her tenure at D'Youville.
Halladay joined the D’Youville staff in August 2013 and in her seventh season as the D’Youville Softball Coach with previous roles such as Senior Women's Administrator and Compliance Director.
With her role as Senior Women's Administrator (SWA), Ona was the highest ranking female in the athletic department.
Throughout her time at D'Youville, Ona has assisted with the budget and finances for the department, enforces NCAA rules, and works with all coaches and department members with finances. Her wealth of experience in all areas have made her well equipped for her new role.
A 2010 graduate of SUNY Brockport with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Halladay was a two-time All-SUNYAC softball selection as a member of the Golden Eagles. The native of Palmyra, New York began her collegiate career playing at St. John’s University for two seasons where she was a two year letter winner.
After completing her undergraduate degree, in 2010 Halladay became involved in the coaching staff at St. Bonaventure where she was the Assistant Coach under long-time SBU coach Mike Threehouse. Under Halladay’s direction, players were named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team and the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Team, and the team was ranked 17th in the country for home runs during the 2011 season. With instruction from Halladay on her hitting techniques, St. Bonaventure player Ashley Snider was able to break the SBU career home run record.
Ona graduated from Canisius College in 2018 with her Masters in Sports Administration.