Delaware Valley University Elevates Mike Isgro ’10 to Head Football Coach

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Isgro on the field with football players.
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Delaware Valley University provost and vice president for Academic Affairs Dr. Gloria Oikelome and director of Athletics Dave Duda proudly announced on Friday afternoon the elevation of Mike Isgro ’10 to head football coach, after a national search.

“It was my pleasure to meet all the finalists during this search. Mike’s dedication to the institution and our students is admirable, and this commitment stood out among the candidates,” said Dr. Oikelome. “I am confident that we selected the right person for this job, and I look forward to the continued persistence and success of our student athletes under his leadership, not only winning on the field but most importantly, thriving and achieving their academic goals.”

Isgro has been on the coaching staff at his alma mater since 2015, serving as assistant coach, special teams coordinator, recruiting coordinator and running backs coach. Prior to returning to DelVal, Isgro was an assistant coach at Cedar Creek high school for five seasons from 2010-2014.

“We talked to a lot of really great candidates for this position, and we are elated to elevate Mike to head football coach,” said Duda. “He is DelVal personified: an alumnus, Hall of Fame student athlete and now leader of our football program. I look forward to Mike building upon our storied history and creating his own legacy.”

During his time as an Aggie, Isgro has won eight Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Championships including six in-a-row (2017-’23) as a member of the coaching staff and another two as the team’s starting quarterback in 2008 and ’09.

Isgro, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, was the starting quarterback for four years while at DelVal and was a two-year team captain. In 2008 he was named the conference’s offensive player of the year and earned all-region accolades. He graduated as the program’s all-time leader in career completion percentage with a mark of 55.9%. He finished second all-time in completions (610), passing yards (7,336), passing touchdowns (61) and total offense (8,621 yards). A dual threat quarterback, Isgro totaled 7,336 passing yards with 61 touchdowns through the air and added 1,285 rushing yards and another 12 rushing touchdowns.

“I would like to send my gratitude to Dave Duda, Dr. Gloria Oikelome, Kathy Payne (vice president for Enrollment Management) and the entire search committee for giving me this opportunity,” said Isgro. “It’s an honor to be named the next head coach of this storied program and I’m excited to get started. We have a great team here and great people, and I can’t wait to get to work and continue to make the University and our alumni proud.”

Isgro succeeds Duke Greco ’03, the program’s all-time winningest head coach, who recently advanced his career by earning the head football coach position at Division II West Chester University. Isgro’s promotion is similar to the last two head coach appointments at DelVal as Greco was an assistant coach under Jim Clements who became the head coach at Division II Kutztown; Clements was promoted to head coach after serving as assistant under G.A. Mangus who went on to become the offensive coordinator at Division I Middle Tennessee State.

Isgro will begin his duties as head football coach immediately.