Henry D’Alberto ’97 is in his seventh year as head coach of the men’s golf program at Lehigh. Last season he guided Lehigh to third place at the Patriot League Championship, as three of the Mountain Hawks’ six entrants earned second-team All-Patriot League honors. D’Alberto helped Andrew Arnold to a sixth-place individual finish, while seniors Tim Rosenhouse and Doug Marcincin went out with All-League honors, Marcincin earning All-League accolades for the third consecutive year.
D’Alberto led the Mountain Hawks to top-half finishes in five of the nine tournaments the Mountain Hawks played in during the 2010-11 season. Lehigh tied for fourth at the Bucknell Invitational and placed fifth in its first two spring events. Marcincin earned All-Patriot League honors for the second straight year.
In 2009-10, D’Alberto led the Mountain Hawks to a top-two finish at the Patriot League Championship, in addition to the Lehigh Valley Collegiate Invite. Senior Steve Suarez was named the Patriot League’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Suarez, along with junior Dwight D’Iorio and Marcincin all were named to the All-Patriot League Teams.
In the 2008-09 season, the Mountain Hawks leader led the Brown and White to a pair of first place finishes (Lafayette Invitational, Lehigh Valley Cup) and he mentored a pair of All-Patriot League performers in Shane Gilroy ’09 and current team member Duncan Zeiders.
During the 2007-08 year, D’Alberto saw the Mountain Hawks win their second consecutive Lehigh Valley Collegiate Invitational and post a top-three finish at the Patriot League Championship for the second straight season
In his inaugural season as head coach D’Alberto and Lehigh won the Lafayette Invite and the Lehigh Valley Invite, while Steve Suarez ’10 garnered Patriot League Rookie of the Year honors after posting a fourth place finish at the Patriot League Championship. In addition, Suarez and Matt Denison were named to the All-Patriot League Teams.
During his playing career at Lehigh, D’Alberto earned multiple individual accolades and captained the team during his junior and senior seasons. He was a First-Team All-League selection all four years and was a two-time First-Team All-District II honoree. In 1996, D’Alberto became the program’s first-ever Patriot League champion en route to leading the then-Engineers to its first-ever Patriot League championship. A winner of many college tournaments, D’Alberto’s made a lasting impact on the Patriot League by being named to the Patriot League All-Decade Team.
D’Alberto had a successful amateur golf career, playing in four national championships. He took part in the U.S. Amateurs for three straight years (1995-97) and was one of three players from Pennsylvania to play in the USGA State Team Championships. In 1997, he won three awards in the Lehigh Valley, including Lehigh Valley Amateur Champion, Lehigh Valley Tournament of Champions Champion and the Lehigh Valley Player of the Year.
Following college, D’Alberto moved south to golf haven Palm Beach Gardens, Florida to fulfill his dream of being a professional golfer. While in Florida, he played on the Golden Bear Tour. He moved back north in 2003 to play on the New England Golf Pro Tour. Also in 2003, D’Alberto advanced to the second stage of the 2003 PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament where he recorded at 65, which was his lowest round of golf in his professional career. He played in the 2004 US Open Section Qualifier and had his best tournament finish at the 2005 Cleveland Golf Tour Event where tied for sixth with a score of 208 (72-68-68). Throughout his professional career, D’Alberto has made numerous cuts on various tours.
D’Alberto earned his bachelors in Finance from Lehigh in 1997. In addition to his coaching duties at Lehigh, he currently works with his father in a small investment business and acts as a financial advisor.