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Dan Manson
Sales & Marketing Director
Phone908-902-9886
Dan Manson

Sales & Marketing Director

Coach Dan as he is known in the soccer community is a business development specialist. His background in building successful organizations is one of his proven strengths. Building successful teams both in business as well as in youth sports is something that sets him part. His early business career was in retail where he was an integral part of the big box retailer Sneaker Stadium. Following his years with Sneaker Stadium he followed his passion for soccer into Soccer retail. Joining Soccer Post franchise company where he served in numerous roles from Buyer to Merchandise Manager then VP of Stores. During his 20 years in soccer retail he turned Soccer Post into a leader in soccer retail. He was responsible for more than doubling the size of the company as well as developing SOCCERPOST.COM. The past 3 years he has taken his experience in business management and grassroots marketing to a new business category;

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Ken Cavazzoni
Director at Sports City
Phone732-919-0202
Ken Cavazzoni

Director at Sports City

Director at Sports City NJ and founder of LumberKings Baseball.  A former 15th round draft pick of the Cincinnati Reds, Ken played in the Appalachian League, the Midwest League and the South Atlantic League during his stint in Minor League baseball. A graduate of Columbia University Ken won the league's Triple Crown in 1989, leading in home runs, batting average and RBIs.  While in high school, Ken played his baseball at Howell High School where he was a top Shore Conference hitter.  He was a scholarship baseball player at Duke University his freshman year prior to transferring to Columbia.  At Columbia, he had a prestigious career including being named the New York State rookie of the year in 1989 and surpassing the career batting average of Eddie Collins and Lou Gehrig.  He lives in Wall, NJ with his wife Tina and his three children.

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Rich Dalatri
Director of Sports Performance
Phone732-919-0202
Rich Dalatri

Director of Sports Performance

Rich Dalatri was the first full time strength and conditioning coach in the N.B.A. when the New Jersey Nets hired him in 1987. He set the ground work for player development done in the N.B.A., both in season, and off season. His off season manual for his players has been used by countless basketball coaches in the USA and Europe as a guideline for their own programs over the years. He coached in the NBA for 21 seasons, 19 with the New Jersey Nets, and 25 seasons in professional basketball overall. There was little or no player development in the N.B.A before Rich started with players on athletic and skill development, before and after practices and games. What you see today on courts in every arena, and practice court was born during his early years in the N.B.A. In addition to

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