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Tony Negrin Named New Director of Athletics
Jared Lowy

Tony Negrin, a current Delbarton teacher and coach, has been named Delbarton School Director of Athletics, effective July 1 when current Director of Athletics Dan Whalen who is retiring from the position to step into a new role as Assistant Director of Athletics – Facilities. 

Negrin is in his tenth year as a well-respected Delbarton English teacher who also serves as Co-Director of Diversity and Community Belonging, Council of Seniors Advisor, Varsity Assistant Baseball Coach and Middle School Basketball Coach.

Delbarton Headmaster Fr. Michael Tidd, O.S.B. made the announcement of Negrin’s appointment to Delbarton faculty, staff and coaches on February 21.   "To his new position as Director of Athletics, Tony Negrin brings incredible passion for the welfare of all of our students and an inspiring vision for how athletics at Delbarton advances our Benedictine Catholic mission in an especially powerful way,” said Fr. Michael.  

“I am extremely honored and humbled to serve the Delbarton community as the next Director of Athletics at Delbarton School,” said Negrin. “This past decade here at Delbarton has been nothing short of incredible for me and my family, and I am so excited to be able to work with our amazing students in a new capacity.”

Delbarton School offers seventeen varsity sports programs at a variety of levels and has an impressive record of state, conference, divisional and county championships.  During its 84-year history, the school had just four athletic directors: Bill Regan Sr. (1946-1987), John Kowalik (1987-1998), Brian Fleury (1998-2007) and Dan Whalen (2007-2023). Negrin is now the fifth to lead the Green Wave athletic program. 

This spring, the school unveils the 32,000 square foot Field House at Regan Stadium, named for Delbarton’s first athletic director, Bill Regan. Fleury Field, home of Delbarton Baseball, was named in memory the late Brian Fleury, who passed away from cancer in 2007. John Kowalik is currently Head of School at Potomac School in McLean, VA. 

“I am very fortunate to continue to work with the most talented faculty, staff, and administrators, and know that together we will continue to push forward on the pathway of excellence not just in athletics, but in all aspects that make our Benedictine community a special one,” says Negrin.  

For the past decade, Negrin has served as Varsity Baseball Assistant Coach under Hall of Fame Head Coach Bruce Shatel. “I have had the pleasure of coaching with Tony for the past 10 years,” says Shatel. “The passion and enthusiasm he brings to our school is second to none. I am confident that our athletic program will continue to thrive under his leadership.”

Tony Negrin is a proud graduate of Regis High School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from La Salle University and a Master of Arts in Secondary Education from Pace University. In 2022, he earned his doctorate from Drexel University in Education Leadership & Management with a concentration in Athletic Administration. 

Negrin credits his predecessor Dan Whalen for preparing him to lead Delbarton Athletics. “He has developed such a strong and sustainable athletic program, one that continues to be the best in the state of New Jersey. He took me into his Athletic Department as a very young coach and has guided me to grow as a leader and challenge my student athletes in all aspects of academic and athletic life. I am beyond grateful for the relationship we have built, and look forward to continuing to learn from Dan.”

“This is an exciting time for Delbarton athletics,” says Fr. Michael. “With a new athletic facility opening this spring, combined with a high-caliber coaching staff and roster of talented student-athlete leaders, Tony takes over during a particularly transformative period to advance the mission of the Green Wave sports program and the overall Benedictine Catholic mission of Delbarton School.”