MANAGEMENT

 

Margie Bonito, CEO

MargieB@MonroeSportsCenter.com
  • Captain, 3-year starter for Union HS Basketball Team, 1989-1991
  • All-County basketball player, 1991
  • 10 Years Sports Management experience: Freehold YMCA, Old Bridge YMCA, Jackson Recreation
  • NJRP Rutgers Certified
  • Freehold Township Certified Youth Sports Coach, 2010-present
  • USTA Player for 3.5 women's tennis team, 8.0 Mixed League 2012-present
  • 2021 USTA New Jersey District Tournament Director of the year

John Paul Duphiney, Basketball Manager

JohnPaulD@MonroeSportsCenter.com
  • Hoop Heaven (Waldwick) AAU director and Co-manager, 2007-2014
  • Boys Head Varsity Basketball Coach at Morris Catholic, 2008-2011
  • Boys Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach at Gill St Bernard's, 2011-2014, #13 in the nation 2011-2012
  • Boys Top Asst Varsity Basketball Coach at Morris Catholic, 2002-2007
  • Coached over 400 AAU teams & trained over 7,000 players including NBA, College & HS players since 1999
  • IAABO Certified Basketball Official
  • Masters in Sports Administration from Farleigh Dickinson University in 2011
  • BA from Marist College in 2002
  • Passionist Volunteer (PV) board member & founded PV basketball camp in WV

Dan Dougherty, CJB Site Director

DanD@MonroeSportsCenter.com
  • Monroe Sports Center Customer Service Manager 2018-2021
  • 8 years coaching CJ Hawks, MSC Hawks & Travel basketball teams
  • Over 45 years of basketball experience as a player and coach.
 

Eric Berman, MSC Operations Manager, Assistant Pickleball Director

EricB@monroesportscenter.com
  • BS in Exercise Science & Sport Studies -- Sport Management,  Rutgers University 2014
  • Former Facility Manager at SportsZone
  • Director of Soccer Operations, Seton Hall University 2015-2017

 

 

Johna Pettit, Assistant Tennis Manager, Tennis Instructor

JohnaP@MonroeSportsCenter.com
  • Played on West Chester University Women's Tennis Team
  • Over 13 years of tennis teaching experience
  • Quickstart certified
  • Beginner and Advanced Beginner Specialist

Patrick Boylan, Associate Basketball Manager & Basketball Coach

PatrickB@monroesportscenter.com
  • Current Head Men's Basketball Coach at Ocean County College
  • Former 17U Head Boy's Basketball Coach for Global Squad Team China
  • Former Associate Head Men's Basketball Coach at Montgomery County College
  • Coached at the Ireland Basketball National Camp in Dublin, Ireland

Dan Crehan, Referee Coordinator & Basketball Coach

DanC@monroesportscenter.com
  • 4 Year Varsity player at Berkeley High School Brooklyn, NY
  • 3 year Freshman coach at Saint Anthony's High School Jersey City
  • 1 year Freshman coach Wall High School
  • 10 Year Mid Monmouth coach Manalapan Township, 4 year Mid Monmouth Executive Board
  • IAABO Certified Basketball Official
  • 25 year Commodities Trader in New York City
 

Jeff Onuschak, Director of Pickleball Operations & Instruction

Jeffo@monroesportscenter.com

  • 4.0+ player
  • Started teaching pickleball in 1989 in New Jersey
  • Played and taught pickleball in Florida from 2002 through 2019​
  • Tournament Director and Camp Director
  • Master teaching professional 
  • New Jersey Pickleball Association, Pickleball Coaching International Certfied
  • USAPA, United States Senior Pickleball
  • TEAM DIADEM ADVOCATE

Al Baumlin, Badminton Manager

 ALB@MonroeSportsCenter.com
  • Former Tennis Manager Monroe Sports Center 2009 - 2014
  • Assistant coach of Central Jersey Hawks basketball teams for 6 years
  • Assistant Girls Varsity Basketball Coach and Head Girls Varsity Soccer Coach at Corpus Christi School

Joe Norton, Gym Coordinator St Joe's

 Joen@MonroeSportsCenter.com
  • Current Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach at Saint Joseph HS Metuchen
  • Director of Basketball at The Express Athletic center-Aug 2016  to December 20202
  • Individually trained over 1000 players ranging from Youth to HS, College and NBA since 2006
  • National Federation of High School Coaches Basketball Certification
  • American Interscholastic Certification in Basketball
  •  NJSIAA certification
  • Additional NFHS certifications: Sportsmanship, CPR, First Aid, Concussion and Heat Illness prevention
  • 12 years coaching youth basketball grades 4 through 8
  • 25 years practical business experience in sales and marketing ranging from fortune 500 to sole proprietorship organizations.
  • Scholarship baseball player at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

Samuel Floyd, Evening Desk Supervisor

 SamuelF@MonroeSportsCenter.com

  • Graduated with a B.S. degree in Recreation and Sport Management from Coastal Carolina University in 2021
  • 3-year varsity member (2 year captain) for Howell HS Volleyball Team, 2015-2017
  • Intramural Sports Supervisor at Coastal Carolina 2019-2020
  • Former Tournament Operations Intern at The Ripken Experience Myrtle Beach, Summer 2021
  • Certified umpire for USABL, starting in 2015

Nick Gardner, Evening Desk Supervisor/Birthday Party Coordinator

 nickg@MonroeSportsCenter.com

  • Bachelors Degree from Rider University in Sports Management and Business Administration
  • Former Operations Supervisor at an indoor amusement park
  • 10+ years of guest service, sales experience, leading workshops, and training team members in the entertainment industry 
  • 20+ years of experience playing basketball

TENNIS PROS

 

Vincent Granito, Head Tennis Pro

VincentG@MonroeSportsCenter.com
  • PTR Master Certified Tennis Professional with over 20+ years of Teaching Experience
  • Division 1 Full Scholarship Athete
  • Professional Satellite Player & Touring Pro
  • Former Director of Tennis at East Brunswick & Brunswick Hills Racquet Club
  • Developed and structured several highly successful Adult & Junior Programs
  • Coached numerous Nationally Ranked Juniors as well as several Full Scholarship Collegiate Athletes

 

Marek Hep, Tennis Director

MarekH@MonroeSportsCenter.com
  • PTR Certified Tennis Professional with over 18 years coaching experience
  • PTR Certified Performance Professional
  • PTR Certified Adult Development Professional
  • Head Tennis Pro at Atlantic Club Tennis Center for over 3 years, mostly directing the adult programs and junior academies
  • During collegiate years at the Bohemian University in Prague, Czech Republic, directed summer camps for a European Sports Travel Agency in Western and Central Europe
  • Singles and Doubles Champion on the Czech Tennis Tour, including the 1993 Team Championships of Czechoslovakia
  • Coached and led 3.5 USTA Women's Team to the 2014 USTA National Championships in Tuscon, AZ

Glendon Nicholas, Director of Junior Development, Tennis Instructor

GlendonN@MonroeSportsCenter.com
  • Coach of the Year USTA NJ District, 2008
  • Former Director of Tennis and Head Coach with the National Junior Tennis and Learning of Trenton (NJTLT)
  • PTR certified with over 23 years of tennis teaching experience
  • Coached 4 #1 Ranked Junior players at MSC form 2011-2016
  • Played #1 Singles and Doubles at Mercer County Community College and captained team to two District Championships, 1998-1999
  • Quickstart and 10u certified
  • Etcheberry certified since 2011

Sean Tavel, Director of High Performance Development, Tennis Instructor

SeanT@MonroeSportsCenter.com
  • USPTR 1 Certified Tennis Pro since 1993.  Over 23 years teaching at and directing tennis clubs in the tri-state area.
  • Coached 3 National Champion USTA Adult teams, as well as a former touring pro who reached a WTA ranking of #48 in the world.
  • All-American singles and doubles player at Mercer County Community College, and inducted into the Hightstown High School Hall of Fame in 2002.
  • USTA Team Coordinator. Davis Cup Coordinator and MSC Tournament Director

 

George Christian, Tennis Instructor

GeorgeC@MonroeSportsCenter.com
  • Played professional tennis for many years
  • Has been teaching tennis for over 15 years in Dubai, Maldives, India & USA
  • Top National Ranked and University Champion in India
  • ITF and PTR Certified Tennis Professional
  • Has Coached top ATP and WTA players

Eric Evans, Tennis Instructor

EricE@MonroeSportsCenter.com
  • Spooky Nook Sports Head Professional/Interim Tennis Director (2013-15)
  • Hempfield Area Recreation Center Assistant Professional (2005-13)
  • Millersville University NCAA Divsion 2 Men's & Women's Assistant Tennis Coach (2007-2009)
  • Coached over 20 USTA teams to Multiple Sectional, District & National Levels
  • Coached Multiple Sectional, District & Nationally Ranked Juniors
  • Over 35 year involved with Teaching, Coaching and Tennis Industry experience
  • Member of Wilson Sports Advisory Staff (2006-Present) 

Will Jacobowitz, Tennis Instructor

WillJ@MonroeSportsCenter.com
  • Teaching Tennis in the Central Jersey area for over 18 years
  • College Level Athlete 
  • Graduate from Rutgers University (Bachelor in Exercise Science)
  • Enjoys working with adults and children of all ages
  • USPTR Professional since 2005
  • Director of the Junior Development Program at Brunswick Hills Racquet Club (2016-2018)

 

Karen Shinn, 12 and Under Tennis Director & Instructor

KarenS@MonroeSportsCenter.com
  • Graduate of New York University, Bachelor in Social Work
  • Coach of St. Catharine Elementary School, Spring Lake NJ Middle School Tennis Team 
  • USTA Captain 6 Years.  Brought 5 Teams to Sectionals and 2 Teams to Nationals
  • PTR Certified for 10 & Under and 11-17
  • Co Director of Adult Team Tennis Program
  • Assistant Director of USTA Junior Team Tennis Program

 

Mike Ungvarsky, Tennis Instructor

MikeU@MonroeSportsCenter.com
  • Captain and 1st Singles player at King's College, Wilkes-Barre PA
  • NCAA Tournament Qualifier
  • Middle Atlantic Conference Doubles Champion
  • Two-Time NCAA Academic All-American
  • Middle Atlantic Conference "All Century Tennis team"
  • Over Ten years Tennis teaching Experience
  • Graduated from Southern Tier Law Enforcement Academy

Wesley Wei, Tennis Instructor

info@MonroeSportsCenter.com
  • Arcadia University, Bachelor in Health Administration
  • Current Master's Student at Rutgers School of Public Health
  • 2nd Singles & 1st Doubles, Captain for DIII Tennis (2013-17)
  • 6 Years Tennis Coaching Experience
  • Hitting Partner for Boy's National Players (16&U)
  • 10 U Tennis Instructor

12 & UNDER

TENNIS INSTRUCTORS

 

Shweta Chandekar, 12&U Instructor

shwetac@MonroeSportsCenter.com
  • 6 years of tennis coaching experience
  • Head coach of East Brunswick Youth Tennis, specializing in 12 & Under Tennis education
  • Graduate of Rutgers University, B.A. in Political Science and Economics
  • Former captain of East Brunswick High School Girls Tennis team

Cesar Desa, 12&U & Clinic Instructor

cesard@MonroeSportsCenter.com
  • Brazilian native with 40+ years of tennis coaching and playing experience.
  • Engages all levels of play (any age group).
  • ATP former world ranking in singles and doubles.
  • Rio de Janeiro State Junior Champion .
  • USPTA Certified Tennis Professional.

Andrew Dinicola, 12&U Tennis Instructor

Andrewd@MonroeSportsCenter.com
  • 9 Years Coaching Experience
  • Graduate from Stockton University with a degree in Health Science
  • 12U Tennis Coach
  • Enjoys working with all ages & Levels 
 

Alyssa Herman, 12&U Tennis Instructor

alyssah@monroesportscenter.com
  • Rider University division 1 player starting in fall 2022 (studying elementary/special education)
  • Varsity tennis singles player for Manalapan High School for 4 years (Captain junior and senior years)
  • Placed third in singles in Monmouth County tennis tournament (2021)
  • Enjoys working with children of all ages
  • 12U Tennis Coach

Vijay Kumar, 12&U Tennis Instructor

vijayk@MonroeSportsCenter.com
  • Certified tennis professional
  • 8 years coaching experience
  • Enjoys teaching all age groups
  • 12U, Age 11-17 Instructor

Natalie Pearce, 12&U Tennis Instructor

nataliep@MonroeSportsCenter.com
  • Tennis Player for 6 years.
  • Varsity tennis for Jackson Memorial Highschool for 4 years. 

Ken Schwartz, 12&U Tennis Instructor

Kens@monroesportscenter.com

  • Playing tennis for 55 years
  • 2nd singles, Captain, Tilden High School
  • Retired Dentist
  • Enjoys working with all ages and levels

Vladimir Zaltsman, 12&U Tennis Instructor

VladimirZ@MonroeSportsCenter.com
  • Playing Tennis for 50 Years
  • Teaching Tennis for 25 Years
  • Certified Recreational Coach
  • United States Professional Tennis Association # 65764
  • United States Tennis Association # 2003487285

PICKLEBALL INSTRUCTORS

 

Carolyn Dardani-Horensky, Pickleball Instructor

Director of Beginner and Junior Pickleball Programming, Pickleball Socials Director

carolynd@monroesportscenter.com

  • 3.5 Pickleball Player
  • Junior (Ages 9-17) and Beginner Pickleball Teaching Specialist
  • Women’s and Mixed Doubles Tournament Medalist
  • NJRP Rutgers Certified

 

 

Greg Del Favero, Elite Pickleball Instructor

gregd@MonroeSportsCenter.com

  • 4.0+ Pickleball Player
  • USTA National Champion
  • Gold Medalist in various Mixed Doubles Pickleball Tournaments
  • Intermediate and Advanced Level Pickleball Clinic Specialist 

 

Scott Forest, Pickleball Instructor

Scottf@monroesportscenter.com

  • 4.0 player
  • Pickleball Tournament Medalist
  • Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) Certified Instructor
  • Disciple of “Focus and Motivation Sports Psychology”

 

 

Susan Kapit, Pickleball Instructor

SueK@monroesportscenter.com

  • PPR certified pickleball instructor
  • 4.0 tournament player
  • Gold medal winner at NJ Open, Philadelphia Open, Chatham Open
  • 5+ year pickleball playing experience
  • USTA  tennis player, ladies doubles and 9.0 mixed doubles
  • Curent President of Centeral Jersey's Women's Traveling Tennis League

 

 

Steve Lehrman, Pickleball Instructor

SteveL@monroesportscenter.com

  • Competitive pickleball enthusiast
  • Professional teacher and educator
  • Focused on private lessons and group clinics

 

 

Ralph Shearer, Pickleball Instructor

ralphs@monroesportscenter.com

  • 4.0 + Pickleball Player
  • Medalist in Men's Pickleball Doubles 4.0+
  • Intermediate and Advanced Level Pickleball Clinic Specialist
  • Former USTA Tennis Player and Instructor  
  • Team Engage Advocate

BADMINTON  INSTRUCTORS

 

Jitendra Gupta , Badminton Instructor

catchg2@gmail.com

  • Graduate from I.I.T. Madras, India
  • Played for College Badminton team
  • Coached by T. Maran (Indian Junior Team Coach)
  • Continued playing Badminton at different facilities in New Jersey like IBC
  • Sports Fanatic, Play for USTA 4.0 League, NJSBCL Cricket, Table Tennis, etc.

Akula Dorababu , Badminton Instructor

Coachakula@gmail.com

    • Badminton Team captain for 3 years at graduate level
    • Played South zone badminton at university level in India
    • Winner of local and district level badminton Tournments
    • Playing USTA 4.0 level Tennis
    • Tennis instructor South Brunswick Schools since 2018
    • Doubles 7.5 level winner Mercer County league Fall 2018
    • Graduate of Engineering from Krishna Devaraya University, India
    • PTR Certified-10 & Under Tennis Instructor

 

 

BASKETBALL  INSTRUCTORS

 

Anthony Burr, Basketball Coach

anthonyb@MonroeSportsCenter.com
  • PG at Bryn Athyn
  • 4 year basketball player at New Egypt HS
  • 4 years coaching experience
  • 4 years as a counslor at a summer camp

Matt Conklin, Basketball Coach

MattC@MonroeSportsCenter.com
  • Current High School English Teacher
  • 10 Years of Experience Coaching High School Basketball
  • Head Boys Basketball Coach at St. John Vianney (2011-2016)
  • Served as an Assistant Coach at St.Rose, East Brunswick Tech & Middletown South

Kevin Crehan, Basketball Coach & Sales Rep

KevinC@MonroeSportsCenter.com
  • Graduated Rutgers - BS in Exercise Science & Sports Studies (May 2017)
  • Certified IAABO Basketball Official, Member of Shore Board 194
  • 20 years of Basketball Playing Experience, 5 years of Coaching Experience
  • 3 Years Varsity Ice Hockey at Christian Brothers Academy
  • 4 Year Division I Club Ice Hockey Player at Rutgers University

Tabias Cruse, Basketball Coach

TabiasC@monroesportscenter.com
  • Varsity Girls Assistant Coach at Pemberton HS
  • 4 year Varsity Basketball Player at Pemberton HS

Sarah Dessner, Basketball Coach

sarahd@monroesportscenter.com
  • 2012 Group 4 State Champion at Jackson Memorial High School
  • Player/ Coach for the first WVU women’s club basketball team
  • Head Freshman Coach at Jackson Memorial High School
  • Assistant Varsity Coach at Jackson Memorial High School


 

Connor Doherty, Basketball Coach

Connord@MonroeSportsCenter.com

 

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Kyle Fagan, Basketball Coach

KyleF@MonroeSportsCenter.com
  • 4 year Varsity Basketball player at Monmouth Regional HS - State Sectional Champs 
  • 3 year Varsity Football starter at Monmouth Regional HS - All Conference Team
  • 2 Year Varsity Baseball player at Monmouth Regional HS - Captain
  • Heroes & Cool Kids Member (Group of chosen athletes who mentor underclassmen)
  • Brookdale Student
  • Founder of Go Up Strong Basketball Program
  • Coached over 100 teams at Monroe Sports Center (2016-Present)

Javon Fisher, Basketball Coach

Javonf@monroesportscenter.com
  • 4 year Varsity Basketball Player

  • 3x HS Division champ

  • MVP senior year

  • Played college basketball at St. Elizabeth
  • 2 Years Coaching Experience

Carlton Fields, Basketball Coach

CarltonF@monroesportscenter.com
  • 4 year Varsity Basketball Starter at Willingboro High School

  • 2 year Basketball Starter at Burlington County College

  • Willingboro PAL Assistant Coach 

Jeremy Hartman, Basketball Coach

jeremyh@monroesportscenter.com

-3 year starter, 1000 point scorer at Pinelands Regional HS

-4 year letter winner, 2-time Captain for Wilkes University Basketball
- Hamilton Youth boys basketball Coach 2017-2022

-1st team All-Region Football player, HM All-American and captain for Wilkes University Football

-2 year assistant football coach at Wilkes University 

Dante Lanzetta, Basketball Coach

Dantel@monroesportscenter.com
  • 3 year varsity basketball player at Howell High School

  • 4 year basketball player at Bryn Athyn College

  • 2 years of coaching experience

  • Degrees in Early Childhood Education and Special Education 

James Lee, Basketball Coach

jamesl@monroesportscenter.com
  • 2 year varsity player at Colts Neck High School

  • 1 year player at Brookdale Comunity College

Justin McKenzie Simon, Basketball Coach

JustinM@monroesportscenter.com

  • Ocean county basketball player 2017-2019
  • AS in exercise science and sports studies 
  • Crossfit condition coach 2014-2016
  • Assistant girls varsity coach 2012
 

Ky Meredith, Basketball Coach

KyM@MonroeSportsCenter.com
  • Professional Basketball Skills Trainer
  • Played Semi-pro basketball in the ABA for Jersey Express
  • Coaches several players who have gone on to play high level D1 basketball

Charlie Roberts, Basketball Coach

CharlieR@MonroeSportsCenter.Com
  • St. Peter's HS (New Brunswick) 3 yr starter, Captain & 1,000 point scorer

  • Farleigh Dickinson University (Teaneck) 4 yr starter, captain & 1,000 point scorer for Division I

  • Hoop Group Headquarters Skill development Coach 2016-2019

  • Coastal Academy Prep Asst Coach for Monteverdi post grad national tournament 2016

  • Trenton Catholic Academy- Asst. Varsity Coach - 2016

  • McCorristan HS 1994-95 - Assistant Coach Varsity 2yrs -  Mercer County Champs and Parochial Champs

  • Garden Achievement Program Basketball 

Joe Ross, Basketball Coach

JoeR@MonroeSportsCenter.Com
  • 3 Year Varsity Starter at East Brunswick HS (60 wins in 3 years)

  • Played 2 Years at Ithaca College

  • Advanced to Sweet 16 - Best Finish in School History (2012-13)

  • Served as Student Assistant, Cornell Men's Basketball (2014-15)

  • 6 Years Experience as Shooting Specialist/Skills Coach

 

TJ Savaro, Basketball Coach

TJS@MonroeSportsCenter.Com
  • 7 years of coaching experience

  • 15 Years of playing Experience

  • Old Bridge HS Varsity Player 

Alex Shevchenko, Basketball Coach

AlexS@MonroeSportsCenter.com
  • 4 Years At Varsity player at Calvary Christian High School
  • 2 Year Calvary Christian High School Varsity Captain
  • 2x All-Conference Player
  • 2019 Georgian Court University Dunk Champion
  • 3 Years At Division II Georgian Court University Men’s Basketball Team
  • Calvary Christian Middle School Girls Head Coach
  • Calvary Christian High School Men’s Varsity Basketball Assistant Coach 

Chris Thompson, Basketball Coach

Christophert@MonroeSportsCenter.com
  • Competetive Player for 15 years
  • Life Center Graduate 2010
  • Golden Beacon College Player, Graduate 2015
  • Creater/Founder of basketball "Basic Steps Program"

Jeremy Thorn, Basketball Coach

JeremyT@MonroeSportsCenter.com
  • Former varsity player at Freehold Township High School
  • 2019 State Champ
  • Coach of Elite Force Basketball 
  • Basketball Trainer 
  • Coach at Monroe Sports Center since 2020

Brandon Walsh, Basketball Coach

BrandonW@MonroeSportsCenter.com
  • Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach at South River High School
  • Coached over 15 seasons at Monroe Sports Center
  • Alumni of the Rutgers Graduate School of Education 
  • 4 Year Varsity Basketball Player at South River High School

BJ White, Basketball Coach

BJWhite@MonroeSportsCenter.com
  • 2 year varsity player for Freehold Township
  • 2 time Sectional Final runner up at Freehold Township
  • Elite Force and B2E Founder

Cam Tucker, Basketball Coach

CamT@MonroeSportsCenter.com

• 2016 Northern Burlington HS 1000 point scorer 

•2016 Northern Burlington HS 3 pt record holder for the season (70) & career (143). 
• College of St Elizabeth 1000 point scorer 
• 2020 career 3 pt record holder at St. Elizabeth w/ 175 3s

Wendi Ireland, Basketball Coach

  • Former HS Athlete 4-year Varsity Basketball 

  • Former College Athlete 4-year Varsity Basketball 

  • Former player New York State champion travel teams

  • 15 Years of Experience Coaching various ages in basketball