Ned DelGuercio is in his third season as assistant coach and recruiter for the Yale Lightweight Crew.
Last spring, he worked primarily with the freshmen group which joined the varsity ranks for the post-season. All crews outperformed their seeds at the EARC Sprints, and DelGuercio's third varsity crew won the silver medal along with Coach Card's first varsity.
In 2013, he guided the Y150 Freshmen to a 6-1 regular season record and the gold medal at the EARC Sprints Championship.
DelGuercio is a six-time USA national team member and two-time World Champion. In 2007 after securing gold in the M8+ at the Pan Am Games, DelGuercio was named to the M4+ for the World Championships in Munich, Germany. The USA 4+ took gold by 0.4 seconds. The following summer DelGuercio coxed the USA LM8+ at the World Championships in Linz, Austria. The United States captured gold by 1.4 seconds. He went on to serve as coxswain for the USA M8+ for the 2009, 2010, and 2011 World Championships and World Cup teams, and raced in the Grand Challenge of the Henley Royal Regatta in 2010 and 2011.
While training in Princeton N.J., he was the novice women’s coach at Mercer Junior Rowing Club and later became assistant varsity womens' coach. There he helped develop athletes who would continue successful rowing careers at universities including Notre Dame, UCLA, Princeton, Harvard, Syracuse and Clemson.
DelGuercio was a three-year member of the Rutgers heavyweight varsity eight. In 2003 his crew reached the Grand Final of the EARC Sprints and the final round of the Henley Royal Regatta. After defeating seeded Dartmouth and Leander crews along the way, they placed second to Washington. The Rutgers Heavies had competitive seasons through 2004 and 2005 as well, and DelGuercio was made captain of the 2005 team.
Ned began rowing at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia. He was a four-year member of the team, and three-year letter winner. He collected three Stotesbury Cup gold medals, two SRA National Championship gold medals, and his Lightweight 8+ went undefeated in 2001 finishing with a gold medal at the USRowing National Regatta in Cincinnati. That summer DelGuercio coxed the USA JM8+ at the World Rowing Junior Championships in Duisburg, Germany.
DelGuercio will continue to assist head coach Andy Card with all aspects of the program during the 2014-15 season.