Bristol Community College Athletics: Rob Delaleu
Coach Delaleu is entering his fifth year as head coach of the BCC Men’s Basketball program. Last season Coach Delaleu led his team back to the post season as the all freshmen squad competed in the 2012 MCCAC Tournament. Also, in the 2011-12 season his young team went on to defeat two nationally ranked top 10 ranked programs, making that six total wins against Top 10 programs during his career at BCC. Coach Delaleu’s 2010-11 team finished with an 11-9 overall record and just missed the Region XXI tournament in a very close race. During the 2009-2010 season coach Delaleu led his team to a 17-6 record finishing with the 3rd best record in the Conference as well as making it to the regional tournament for the first time in the school’s history. BCC Men’s basketball made it to the regional semifinal game where they lost a heartbreaker to nationally ranked Gateway CC. In three seasons coach Delaleu has already established a winning attitude and is highly respected amongst his peers.
Coach Delaleu has made a significant impact within the men’s basketball program during his time here. A number of players have moved on to compete and continue their education at four-year college’s and has seen a nice trend in overall team GPA. In 2011-12 the men’s basketball program posted a 2.8 team GPA.
With a history of athletic success, coach Delaleu brings his experience in basketball, both as an athlete and a coach, to BCC. Rob's coaching career started at Dean College, his alma mater; where he helped recruit the foundation of a team that went on to win the 2003 NJCAA Region XXI Division II title. Since 2003, he has worked with the men's basketball teams at Bridgewater State College, Bishop Stang High School, and Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School, where he won more than 80 percent of his games.
A 1000-point scorer, Rob broke records at both colleges he attended, Dean College, where he obtained an associate's degree, and Wheaton College, where he earned a bachelor's degree. He was also named to the New England Men's Basketball All-Star Team in 2001. He attended high school at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School where he led the boys' basketball team to the best regular season in the school's history (21-1 SCC champs).
Rob resides in New Bedford, MA and has a nine-year-old son, Lyric.