In 2017-18 Ned DelGuercio is in his sixth year as assistant coach and recruiter for the Yale Lightweight Crew.
2017 saw the Yale Lightweight Crew ranked among the best in the nation. The first, second and third varsity eights all had outstanding records during the regular season, finishing 7-1 versus league opponents. At the EARC Sprints Championship the 2V won silver and the 3V won GOLD. The first varsity eight finished sixth at the Sprints, but then went on to reach the podium just weeks later at the IRA National Championship. The Y150’s top crew earned the bronze and secured the rank of third in the country.
The 2016 Bulldogs were the EARC and Ivy League Champions. After an undefeated regular season for the varsity eight, the team went on to a commanding performance at the EARC Sprints Championship. The varsity and junior varsity eights both won the GOLD medal and the third varsity won bronze. The combined performance of these crews made it possible for Yale to capture the Jope Cup for overall team supremacy. The varsity eight then went on to win the silver medal at the IRA Championship and reach the semi-final of the Temple Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta.
Other recent highlights:
- Gold – 2015 IRA National Championship LM4+
- Silver – 2014 EARC Sprints Championship 3V LM8+
- Gold – 2013 EARC Sprints Championship 1F LM8+
In his first season at Yale in 2013, DelGuercio guided the Y150 Freshmen to a 6-1 regular season record and the GOLD medal at the EARC Sprints Championship.
DelGuercio was a USA Senior National Team coxswain and two-time World Champion. In 2007 after securing the GOLD medal in the M8+ at the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, he was named to the M4+ for the World Championships in Munich, Germany. The USA 4+ took the GOLD by 0.4 seconds. In 2008 he coxed the USA LM8+ at the World Championships in Linz, Austria. The United States captured the GOLD medal by 1.4 seconds. DelGuercio went on to compete as coxswain for the USA Senior M8+ for the 2009, 2010, and 2011 World Championships and World Cup teams, and competed in the Grand Challenge of the Henley Royal Regatta in 2010 and 2011. From 2005-2012, DelGuercio was a full time resident athlete at the USRowing training centers, and competed in the Olympic selection camps in ’08 and ’12.
While training with the United States team in Princeton N.J., DelGuercio was the novice women’s coach at Mercer Junior Rowing Club and later became assistant varsity womens’ coach.
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 placing second overall in the Ladies’ Challenge Plate. After another winning record in 2004, he was named captain of the 2005 squad.
DelGuercio 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. That summer he was selected to the USA JM8+ for 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 2017-18 season.