Joseph P. Delaney
Sport:
Year of Graduation:
Year Inducted:
Baseball, Football
1939
1967

Biography

Delaney was an outstanding tackle for the Crusaders in the late 1930's, making the All-East First Team and the New York Sun First All American Team. He and Bill Osmanski were the first Crusaders to play in the East West Shrine Game.  As a baseball pitcher, he had an excellent record (7-1) in 1939. His only loss was to Boston College in the tenth inning of his last game for the Crusaders.

After graduation, Delaney had a long coaching career before becoming a secondary school principal. He remained in athletics by officiating football and basketball for more than a quarter of a century in Rhode Island.