High School Coach
In Ann DeLuca's sixteen years as coach of Notre Dame High School In Fairfield, her teams won over 240 games. DeLuca's players included AAU-American Mary Anne O'Connor of Southern Connecticut State University; All-Star Collegians Debbie Colson and Maria Magoulas, and High School All-Stater Cynthia Lewis. DeLuca posted two undefeated seasons and, in 1970 and 1971, won the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference (FCIAC) Championships. From 1976 to 1979, DeLuca coached at Sacred Heart University and from 1979 to 1980 at the University of New Haven. In 1979, DeLuca was named Connecticut Small College Coach of the Year.