Baseball
John Delaney

John Delaney

Title: Head Coach
Phone Number: (203) 582-6546
Email Address: john.delaney2@quinnipiac.edu
Previous College: Quinnipiac '08
Position: Head Coach

John Delaney enters his second season as the Quinnipiac baseball head coach after an outstanding first year at the helm of the program.

Delaney tied the Bobcats program record for wins in a season with 29 as he led Quinnipiac to a 29-27 record with a 15-9 record in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play. The Bobcats also finished third in the MAAC, their highest regular season finish in the conference and highest since winning the Northeast Conference regular season championship in 2007, when Delaney was a player on the team.

The Bobcats saw an 11-win improvement from the year before Delaney took over the program and also improved their conference win total by three wins from the previous season. Quinnipiac was also reached as high as a No. 5 ranking among New England college baseball in the NEIBA poll, their first ranking since the 2007 season when they reached a No. 1 ranking.

Five different Quinnipiac players were named to the All-MAAC First Team, two were named to the NEIBA All-New England team and Vincent Guglietti was named to the ABCA/Rawlings First Team during Delaney's first season. Delaney was also nominated for the MAAC Coach of the Year award.

In 2014-15, Delaney was named as the 10th coach in Quinnipiac baseball history, and the fourth at the Division I level. In his first season as an assistant in 2013, Delaney helped guide the Bobcats to an eight-game improvement from the previous year. Delaney was elevated to associate head coach for the 2014 season, which will be Quinnipiac's first season competing in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).

Delaney finished his playing career in 2008, collecting four-straight All Northeast Conference honors, including a First Team selection in each of his last three years with the Bobcats. He was later drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft, playing three seasons before retiring. Delaney was rated as one of the top third-base prospects in the organization, and was honored with the "Hardest Worker Award" at the Brewers' 2009 Spring Training.

Delaney returned to his alma mater after stops at Sacred Heart University in 2010 and with the University of Hartford in 2011. Delaney completed his Quinnipiac career with 206 hits, good for fourth place all-time at Quinnipiac, while also totaling 34 doubles, tying him with former teammate Wilson Matos '06 for third place all-time. As a senior in 2008, Delaney led the Bobcats in most offensive categories including home runs (9), runs batted in (40), hits (66), runs scored (49), at-bats (196), batting average (.337), doubles (15), slugging percentage (.571) and triples (2). In addition, his .357 (20-56) batting average with runners in scoring position and 13, two-out RBI's also led the team. Delaney posted a team-best 20 multiple-hit games, including seven games with three or more. His 12 multiple-RBI games also led the Bobcats while his 15 doubles ranked sixth all-time with his 66 hits ranking as the fifth most in Quinnipiac history in a single season.

Since its start as a intercollegiate sport in 1954, Quinnipiac's baseball program has had nine head coaches all-time. Harry Godi was the first coach in program history, compiling a 70-30-2 record from 1954 through 1960. Burt Kahn coached the team for the 1961 and 1962 seasons before Jim Kroll took the reins from 1964 through 1966, compiling a 32-28-1 record. Kahn and Rudy Raffone held co-head coach duties for the 1967 season before Alan Basney ran the club for the 1968 season. After a two-year stint by Harry Brown that produced a 29-20 record for 1969 and 1970, Gooley assumed the role from 1977 through1987, posting a 203-122-5 record in his first stint as Quinnipiac's skipper. Earl Matthewson then led the team for nine years – from 1977 through 1996, compiling a 164-134-1 record. In 1997, Joe Mattei was named the program's head coach, and in 1998 became Quinnipiac's first Division I coach. Mattei held the position until the 2002 season when Gooley returned to his alma mater, and has been the Bobcats' head coach since. Gooley has amassed 528 wins for his 28-year career, with 427 coming at Quinnipiac including 222 at the Division I level. 

Career Record Wins Losses Conference Wins Conference Losses
2015 29 27 15 9
         
Total 29 27 15 9

 

All-Time All-MAAC Selections Under Delaney

2015 Vincent Guglietti (First Base)
  Scott Donaghue (Second Base)
  Matthew Batten (Shortstop)
  Mike Palladino (Outfield)
  Thomas Jankins (Pitcher)