Jonathan Delano joined the Harvard coaching staff in May 2013 and was promoted to Associate Head Coach in February of 2014.
In his first season with the Crimson, Delano helped Harvard snap a two-year Ivy winless streak, leading the team to a second-place finish in the league and a 5-2-0 record in conference play. Four players earned All-Ivy League honors under his tutelage and the team more than doubled its win total from the 2012 season.
Delano's second season saw another increase in the win column, as Harvard went 11-4-2 overall. The Crimson's 4-1-2 Ivy record secured a second-straight top-three finish, and five total players earned All-Ivy recognition.
Delano comes to Cambridge after a successful career at Dominican University in San Rafael, Calif. A 2003 graduate of the institution, Delano began his coaching career as an assistant at his alma mater, along with coaching local high school and club-level teams. He was elevated to head coach of the Dominican women’s team in 2006 and garnered two California Pacific Coast Conference Coach of the Year awards.
Due to his success with the women’s program, Delano was elevated to director of soccer in 2009, putting him in charge of both the men’s and women’s teams in their first year competing at the NCAA Division II level. Delano also had stints as the director of athletic development at Dominican, and the head men’s and women’s golf coach.
Delano was a two-sport athlete at Dominican, competing in soccer and basketball. He was born in nearby Santa Rosa, Calif.