Coach John DeJulia, '80
John DeJulia was born and raised in Rockland County, New York, and attended West Nyack Elementary and Felix Festa before attending Albertus Magnus, Class of 1980. John was introduced to golf at the age of 9 by his father, an avid golfer. John’s Dad, Joseph, would take him down to Rockland Country Club in Sparkill, where he learned to play golf at the age of 9. He was further inspired to play golf when he met Arnold Palmer at the Golf Academy in Stratton, VT, at the age of 10.
John became a student at Albertus in the Fall of 1976 and was a four-year member of the Golf Team. Over those four years, John earned All-County recognition all four years of his Albertus Golf career. His favorite memory of his time as a student at Albertus was playing on the golf team with Frank Medici, AM grad Class of 1981. John became a celebrated golfer at AM and, over the years, continued to give back to Albertus as a coach and mentor to his players.
Following his time at Albertus, John graduated from Southern College in Orlando, Florida, where he majored in Dental Technology. At Southern College, John was a founding member of the golf program. After graduation, John worked with his father doing Dental Technology and owned a Dental Lab. But John missed golf and wanted to pursue a career as a golf coach. He took coaching courses at Dominican College and Montclair State University to pursue his dream of coaching. When a position opened up at Albertus 25 years ago, the AD, Mr. Tom Collins, hired John to be the Albertus boy’s golf coach.
John has coached over 200 Albertus golfers, many of whom played Division I, II, and III golf at the college level. His golf team has won the County Championship and the Pearl River Tournament.
John met the love of his life, Helena, over 27 years ago, and together they have one beautiful daughter, Jessica. His family now resides in Orange County and frequently travels to Florida and Cape Cod to visit the extended DeJulia family. In his free time, John enjoys playing volleyball, going to the beach, spending time with family and of course, playing golf!
John DeJulia and his family keep their legacy going by giving back to the Albertus community with an annual scholarship to a graduating senior of the Albertus Golf team.