|Title:||Assistant Softball Coach|
|Year:||Third Year at E&H|
|Alma Mater:||Emory & Henry, 1998|
Jason Delp is entering his third year as an Assistant Softball Coach at Emory & Henry College. Delp serves as the team's primary hitting coach and assists in all phases of the E&H softball program.
In 2019, Delp helped lead the team to 25 victories, a regular season runner-up finish in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, and a berth in the Demorest Regional of the NCAA Division III Championship. In ODAC play, Delp’s offense led the conference in slugging percentage with a .510 mark. The team ranked second in runs (122), doubles (35), and home runs (19) as well as third in the league in batting average (.324), on-base percentage (.389), hits (181), triples (six), and stolen bases (47).
In Delp’s first season as hitting coach, the Wasps won 31 games, finished as the runner-up in the ODAC tournament, earned its first-ever top 25 national ranking and saw six players selected to All-ODAC Teams. Offensively, the Wasps led league play in doubles, triples, and extra-base hits. The team was top three in runs, hits, runs batted in, home runs, batting average, and slugging percentage.
Prior to coming to Emory & Henry, Delp spent 18 years coaching softball at the high school level, including the final 16 seasons as the Head Softball Coach at Abingdon High School. While leading the Falcons, Delp created a strong tradition of winning, resulting in a pair of appearances in the VHSL State Championship game. He has seen a number of his players move on to the next level and play softball collegiately, including several at Emory & Henry.
In addition to his role with Emory & Henry, Delp teaches at Abingdon High School and coaches the golf team which won the VHSL Championship in 2015, 2017, and 2018.
A 1998 graduate of Emory & Henry, Delp played baseball and golf for the Wasps during his years as an undergraduate. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in education and geography from the College. A Washington County, Virginia native, Delp resides with his wife (Beth) and children (Lily, Sadie and Riley) in Meadowview.