Michael Delgado returned to Stonehill Athletics in August 2018 as the men’s and women’s cross country and track & field assistant coach and was promoted to Head Coach of the men's and women's track & field programs in June 2019. He will primarily focus on throws, hurdles, and horizontal jumps.
Delgado returns to Stonehill after a 10-year stint as an assistant track & field coach at Boston University, joining the institution in 2008. He coached Jason Biesma to breaking the Terrier's heptathlon record with a total of 5,041 points at the Patriot League Indoor Championships. Delgado was also recognized by BU in 2012 as the inaugural winner of the Terrier Staff Award, which is given out to a Terrier staff member who goes above and beyond his or her duties. During that year, he also coached Allison Barwise to a pair of All-America selections in the high jump, as well as seeing her qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials.
Delgado was part of Robyne Johnson's staff at BU that was tabbed Women's Coaching Staff of the Year at the America East Indoor Championship twice while with the Terriers, once in 2008 and the second time in 2012. He also assisted in three NEICAAA champions, four ECAC Champions, six NCAA outdoor regional qualifiers, two NCAA Indoor Championships qualifiers, and two NCAA Outdoor Championship qualifiers. He also saw the women's track & field team to three Patriot League Championships during his tenure, two women's cross country titles, and one men's.
Before becoming a Terrier, Delgado spent two years with the Skyhawks, including training the program's first All-American in a non-distance event with a sixth-place finish in the 60-meter dash from Torrey Price at the 2007 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championship.
A 2005 graduate of the University of Connecticut with a bachelor of science degree in resource economics, Delgado was a captain of the Huskies' men's track & field team as a senior and captured New England Championships in the 55-meter hurdles and the heptathlon, setting a meet record in the latter. He also competed in the NCAA Regionals and was an All-Big East performer in the 110-meter high hurdles in each of his four years.
A native of Bridgewater, Delgado currently resides in Hull and is a member of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).