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Athletic Department Contacts


The Department is headed by a Supervisor of Athletics, a full time trainer and one department secretary.  The department has 22 varsity head coaches and approximately 28 sub-varsity positions, including middle school coaches.

Jonathan Dayton High School is a member of:

  • The NJSIAA (New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association)
  • The UCC (Union County Conference)
  • The UCIAC (Union County Interscholastic Athletic Conference)
  • BCC Football Conference
  • New Jersey Interscholastic Ice Hockey League
  • New Jersey Interscholastic Lacrosse League

Athletic Department Hours

September - June
Monday – Friday: 8am – 4pm
District Summer Hours
July & August
Monday – Thursday: 8am – 4pm
Friday: Closed
Interim Supervisor of Athletics
Linda Ionta

973-376-1025, Ext. 5276
Athletic Department Secretary
Matt Bove
973-376-1025, Ext. 5232
Athletic Trainer
Brianne Triano
973-376-1025, Ext. 5279
Strength and Conditioning



Head Coaches
Football: Nick Iannacone

Boys SoccerFelix Fabiano
Girls’ SoccerMatthew Lynch
Cross Country (Girls)Sam Meringolo
Cross Country (Boys): Dave Campbell

Girls Tennis: Dave Erdos
Girls Volleyball: Mike O'Brien
Gymnastics (Girls): Cheryl Paolino 
CheerleadingJaime Rutkowski
Middle School Girl's Soccer: Chris Ceci
Middle School Boy's Soccer: Dave Dougherty
Boys Basketball:  Robert Martin
Girls BasketballDave Rennie

Winter TrackMatt VanDeursen
Swimming (Co-ed): Samantha Meringolo
Cheerleading: Jaime Rutkowski

Ice Hockey: Chris Enrico (ALJ)
Wrestling: Allen Phillips (David Brearley)
Middle School Basketball
Baseball: Mike Abbate
Softball: Dave Rennie
Spring Track Girls: Isaiah Harris
Spring Track Boys: Matt VanDeursen
Boys Tennis: Jillian Maged
Boys Lacrosse: Robert Braxton
Girls Lacrosse: Jeff Kaesshaefer

Middle School Baseball: Kevin Schultz

Middle School Softball: Matthew Lynch
Middle School Athletic Coordinator: Matthew Lynch