FLUSHING, N.Y. – Amy Delmore has returned to Queens College as head coach of the Knights' softball team once again, Assistant Vice President/Athletics Director, Dr. China Jude, announced on Wednesday.
Delmore, who first began as Queens Head Softball Coach in the summer of 2012, spent three seasons at the helm before departing to join the New York City Fire Department Training Academy. During her three seasons (2013-2015), Delmore posted a record of 81-61-1 for a .570 winning percentage.
"I am super excited to be a part of the Queens College Athletics family again," stated Delmore. "I was lucky enough to work at QC from 2012-2015 with an amazing group of athletes. I look forward to coaching past players of mine and new ones, and I am confident that we are going to have an awesome season."
Under Delmore's watch, the Knights progressively got better each season, while earning spots in both the East Coast Conference (ECC) and NCAA tournaments in both 2014 and 2015.
During her second season in 2014, Queens won 32 games, its most since 1999, and finished third in the ECC to earn conference and NCAA playoff berths. One season later, the Knights won their first-ever ECC Championship, taking both the regular season and tournament titles, receiving their second straight bid to the NCAA East Regional and finishing the year 35-16 overall and 24-4 in conference play.
Delmore, the 2015 ECC Coach of the Year, mentored 10 all-conference players, including four first-teamers, as well as four all-region honorees and two All-Americans over her three seasons with the Knights. In 2014, Kayla Morrissey was tabbed as the ECC Rookie of the Year, while her and Monique Roberge both earned All-America status. In 2015, ToniMarie Valeriano, who is now a senior, was chosen as ECC Rookie of the Year, while Delmore was selected as the league's coach of the year.
Before arriving at Queens College, Delmore spent three seasons as the head softball coach at Manhasset High School on Long Island. Prior to that post, she enjoyed a highly successful three-year stint as the assistant softball coach at her alma mater, Adelphi University.
A standout second baseman at Adelphi, Delmore had a sensational collegiate career with the Panthers. In 2005, she was the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference (NYCAC) Player of the Year (now ECC) and was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association's Division II All-America Second Team.
Delmore graduated from Adelphi with a bachelor's degree in physical education in 2006, before receiving her master's in health education in 2009. She also now serves as a New York City firefighter in Engine 291 in Queens.