During his tenure, the Trojans won nine league championships, six district titles and made three regional finals appearances. He finished his career 17th all-time in softball coaching wins at Ohio with a career record of 523-287.
Last fall, Delaney received a call telling him he would be inducted into the OHSFCA Hall of Fame. He was honored at a ceremony last winter.
“It means a lot when others think so of you,” Delaney said. “Again, it’s the number of years. If I would have been your normal 20-year-old coach, I’m not even close.
Delaney has seen the game evolve over his four decades on the diamond.
“If you had a kid who worked pitching and could pitch and had about three athletes around them, you had a hell of a team,” Delaney said. “30 years later you can have one hell of a pitcher and you still might not have a lot of team with athletes because there are so many kids playing summer travel ball.”
Without the help of his players, parents and assistant coaches over the years, none of this would have been possible, Delaney said.
“I’m just the one standing at the end with a number,” Delaney said. “It’s the old saying, ‘You’re only as good as the people you surround yourself with.’ This has been very true with the players, but also the parents and especially my assistants over the years.
Clark County Preparatory Softball Coaches All-Time Winnings
Randy “Tojo” Delaney, Southeast 523
Nancy Dutton, Northwest 513
Ed Foulk, Kenton Ridge 462
Greg Newland, South Springfield 400
Missy Johnson, North West 367
Doug Skinner, Catholic Center 328