Bobby was the attacker in soccer. He was the point guard in basketball. He was the shortstop in baseball. Bob Delaney was the ultimate scrapper in the mold of a K.C. Jones or Pete Rose. A talented dynamo, whose refuse to lose attitude, bouyed his teams to remarkable success. His brilliant talents were always channeled in one direction... victory. Given the nickname Gumby (to quote teammate Mike Gibbons) "because of his diving sprinting, reaching, crashing style and his durability." Bobby used his relentless desire to achieve team goals. Bobby was captain of Soccer and Baseball his senior year and earned all league honors in both sports. He was a two year D.C.L. All-Star in Basketball, leading the team to two consecutive Class D State Championships while building a 48 game winning streak.
Bob matriculated to North Adams State. To no one's surprise, he excelled as a two sport soccer and baseball performer. He captained both his soccer and baseball teams his senior year. Bobby was named Mass Conference All-League in soccer his Junior and Senior seasons. His awards in college were many: Presidents Trophy Soccer NASC 1971, North Adams State MVP Soccer 1973, MVP Baseball NASC 1975. Until AB Hall of Famer Jan Kapstead came along, Bobby held the Mohawks All Time Scoring Record, once scoring five goals in one game. Bobby is also the all-time Home Run, Base on Balls and Fielding Assists Leader at North Adams State College to this day. Despite his many personal achievements, Bobby's most memorable sport's moment was in the Boston Garden Tech Tourney Final in 1970 against Ipswich, "down by twelve with 1:42 left, we came back to tie...then in overtime, no contest." Bob and his wife Brenda have three sons, Sean, Brian and Kevin and live in Chelmsford where Bobby is actively involved in coaching Chelmsford Youth Programs.