Marissa Halligan joined USA Hockey staff in October 2008. As manager of women's hockey, she serves as the staff liaison to the girls and women’s section of USA Hockey to help manage and develop the game at district and national levels. Halligan assists the twelve districts and affiliates with player development, membership growth and retention. In addition, some of her annual responsibilities include district/affiliate select camp tryouts, district player development events, coordinating and managing select player development camps, assisting with the USA Hockey Girls'/Women’s National Championships and providing support with national-team events.
She has assisted with the overall operations of the Women’s National Team Program and U18 program since 2010 and has attended multiple IIHF World Championships in that capacity. She served as the video coordinator for the Women's National Team during the 2013- 2014 season.
Halligan graduated from Hamilton College in 2005, where she played four years of collegiate hockey. She earned a master’s degree in Sports leadership from Northeastern University in 2010. For three years prior to joining USA Hockey, Halligan was the head coach of the girl's hockey team at St. Mark’s School (Southborough, MA) and Asst. Director of the Annual Fund.