Men’s Soccer’s Delano Promoted to Associate Head Coach

Jonathan Delano will be in his second season with the Crimson in 2014-15 (Gil Talbot).

In just his second season with the program, Harvard men’s soccer assistant Jon Delano has been promoted to Associate Head Coach, the team announced Monday. Delano will serve alongside Pieter Lehrer, who is in his second year as the Virginia B. and James O. Welch, Jr. ’52 Head Coach for Harvard Men’s Soccer.

“I knew when I hired Jon that he was going to be one of the best assistants in the country,” said Lehrer of Delano. “His ability to recruit, analyze video and relate to the players is phenomenal. This is a well-deserved promotion for Jon.”

Delano was a key component of Harvard’s turnaround season in 2013, helping the Crimson to its best Ivy League record in four years and a second-place finish in the league. After the Crimson failed to win an Ivy contest in 2011 and 2012, Harvard collected five league victories in 2013, squaring off with eventual league champion Penn for the Ivy title in the final game of the season. Delano helped four Crimson players earn All-Ivy League status and saw Harvard put together a 7-8-2 record in his first season in Cambridge.