Suzy Delaney will replace Luke Heusel as the women's basketball head coach for the 2012 season. Delaney served as the assistant coach for the team over the last 5 years under Heusel as well as under former women's basketball and current women's volleyball head coach Kelly Herrmann.
Delaney had the honor of playing high school basketball under the direction of OVAC Champion coach, Steve Laposki (retired) at Union Local High in Belmont, Ohio. Her basketball career continued at NCAA Division II, Wheeling Jesuit University, for two seasons, where she was voted the team’s best defensive player both seasons. Although elected as a co-captain for her junior season, Delaney felt called to become a member of the FUS family and transferred to Franciscan University in the summer of 1996. At Franciscan, Delaney was twice named Female Athlete of the Year
Coach Delaney graduated from Franciscan in 1999 with degrees in biology and theology. She currently is a part-time graduate student in the Masters of Counseling program at the University and currently serves as the AMCC's representative to the ECAC Championships Committee.
Delaney, a mom of four and wife to FUS Director of Alumni, Tim Delaney, resides in Steubenville with her family.