|Alma Mater:||Covenant College ('15)|
|Undergraduate Degree:||(B.A.) Interdisciplinary Studies|
|Postgraduate Degree:||Master of Business Administration|
Jake DeLaney will begin his first year as the full-time men's basketball assistant coach in 2017-18.
DeLaney is a 2015 graduate of Covenant, with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, and played for the Scots for three seasons before joining the coaching staff as a student-assistant in his senior year. He played in 56 career games, making 16 starts, during his playing career. In his senior year, DeLaney transitioned to a coaching role with the program and assisted in running practices, in-game decisions, and in all aspects of film and scouting.
“I am extremely excited and honored about the opportunity to return to Covenant College and serve as the assistant men’s basketball coach,” DeLaney said. “My four years as a player and student-assistant were an invaluable experience and to have the chance to come back and serve in a coaching role is a true blessing.”
Over the last two years, DeLaney has served as a men’s basketball graduate assistant and video coordinator at NCAA Division I member Gardner-Webb, under head coach Tim Craft. While earning his master’s degree in Business Administration from the Godbold School of Business at Gardner-Webb, DeLaney oversaw all aspects of video within the men’s basketball program. He also assisted with recruiting, coordinating and running camps, and student-athlete academic success.
“As I step into this program, my hope is to foster true relationships with the players and families,” DeLaney added. “Through my experiences at Covenant, I have developed a true passion and commitment for both the school and the men’s basketball program. My goal is to use this passion and commitment to assist in developing the players, and program as a whole, and to help continue the winning tradition that has been established over the last few years.”