Harry Solimano played basketball at UD but made his mark when he was on the sideline coaching for the Flyers. He played during the 1903-1904 season and came back to coach from 1911-1914 and again for the 1919-1920 season.
His overall coaching career record was 34-14, giving him a .739 winning percentage, which is second best in UD Men’s Basketball history. In 1919 he also coached the football team, earning a record of 2-2.
Harry was inducted into the UD Hall of Fame in 1962. He passed away 10 years later at the age of 83. You can visit Harry’s gravesite located in section 28 Lot 117.
Listen to the attached audio file for a short clip on the life of Harry Solimano. 14 Harry Solimano