The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


September 24, 2013

College track and field: Ex-Tiger star Delsite joins Bucknell staff


Delsite's Duquesne programs excelled in the classroom as well. Since 1998 his Dukes teams produced 11 national CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, 12 Atlantic 10 Scholar-Athlete of the Year selections and 81 members of the Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference teams.

Prior to being named head women's coach in 1998, Delsite served as the assistant coach during the 1996 and 1997 seasons. In addition, he served as the assistant athletic academic coordinator at Duquesne from 1996-98.

Delsite graduated from Syracuse University in 1993 with a degree in nutrition and food management, and he was a standout jumper on the Orange track and field team. He won three Big East championships in the triple jump and two more in the long jump, and he qualified for the NCAA Championships in 1992.

Delsite was a three-time team MVP and was a two-time recipient of the Neil Pratt Award given annually to a student who has exemplified outstanding leadership and lifestyle. He was also a two-time Academic All-District selection and a member of the Big East Postgraduate Scholarship Team.

In 1990, he competed in the Junior World Championship in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and finished as the triple jump runner-up at the 1990 TAC Junior National Championship in Fresno, Calif., as a member of the USA Junior National team.

Before coaching at Duquesne, Delsite served as the assistant men's and women's track and field and cross country coach at Robert Morris from 1994-96. He was interim head coach of the men's and women's track and field teams in the spring of 1995.

Delsite and his wife Jennifer have three children, Benjamin, Lydia and Sarah.

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