Board of Directors

Adam Cohen

Red Bank:  All Star Coordinator & Rookie Division Player Agent

Adam is a Monmouth County native who moved to Red Bank in 2003.  He is a graduate of Rutgers University where he earned a double major in Finance and Economics.  He has three kids, Jake (15), Brooke (12) and Ari (10) who have all been multi-sport athletes since kindergarten.  Adam has been coaching both sons’ baseball teams for the past 10 years.  When not coaching or rooting for his kids, and in lieu of sleep, he is the owner of AJC Woodworking, a fine furniture and custom carpentry business.  He and his wife also own Support Connection, a New Jersey agency that provides support coordination services to assist individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in gaining access to needed program and State plan services.

Derek Fisher

Shrewsbury: Vice President

Derek moved to Rumson when he was three years old and has been a lifelong resident of the Two River Little League (TRLL) communities.  He attended Dean Porter, Forrestdale and Rumson Fair Haven (RFH) Regional High School, graduating in 1987.  Derek played three years of varsity baseball at RFH followed by four years of Division I baseball at Bucknell University.  He graduated from Bucknell with a Civil Engineering Degree and then went on to Monmouth University and earned his MBA.  Mr. Fisher is a Regional Manager for Kleinfelder, a $400M engineering firm with offices throughout the US, Canada, and Australia.  Mr. Fisher was named to the Board of Directors at Kleinfelder in 2015 and currently serves on the compensation and litigation committees.  Derek married a lifelong resident of Little Silver, Malinda McNally.  He and Malinda currently live in Shrewsbury with their two children, Ryan (9) and Kylie (11), both of whom enjoy playing baseball and softball respectively within the TRLL program.  Derek contributes much time to youth sports in the area including coaching the Jersey Shore Hurricanes travel baseball team as well as his daughter's basketball team.

Joe Haelig

Red Bank

A Red Bank resident for over 19 years, Joe and his wife Laura, have two sons, Evan (10)  and Colin (8).  Joe attended the Toms River school system and Ocean County College.  A former real estate developer and political consultant, Joe’s passion for the water always led him back to the Jersey Shore.  Since 2000, Joe owns and operates an aquaculture farm (clams) located in Beach Haven, New Jersey. Joe has been a Two River Little League coach for Red Bank for the past three (3) years.  Last year, Joe also coached the 2019 AYF – Red Bank Football (8U) team.

David Hendrickson

Rumson:  League Information Officer

David is a life-long resident of Rumson, NJ.  He attended Deane Porter, Forestdale and graduated from RFH in 1993.  While attending RFH he played multiple sports but lettered in Varsity Baseball, Basketball, and Track and Field. He attended the University of Central Florida, graduating with a Bachelors's in Criminal Justice/Sociology.  After college, he came back to his roots and began working for the family business, where his efforts continue to this day (Custom Apparel and Promotional Products Industry). David has been involved in producing a wide range of custom items to recreations departments, booster clubs, schools, teams, and corporations, to name a few. He has extensive knowledge of working within these groups and has a trail of happy repeat customers to back him up!  Most of his spare time is spent coaching and volunteering within Rumson and the surrounding two river communities.  His son David (12) currently plays in TRLL and also on the 12U Rumson Dawgs travel baseball team. His son Tyler (6) enjoyed his first year of baseball last spring and David is looking forward to many successful years to come involved in TRLL. He is a hands-on hardworking father of 3. Chief amongst David’s strengths is his very approachable personality, positive attitude, and kids-come-first mentality.

Chuck Jones

Rumson:  President

Chuck grew up in Rumson and moved back with his family to the area in 2011, first to Fair Haven and then to Rumson.  Chuck has his own education and nonprofit consultancy in Rumson, Jones & Associates.  Prior to starting Jones & Associates, he served as a Head of School, Provost, Middle School Director, Dean, teacher, coach, and dorm head at all types of schools up and down the east coast. Chuck has been involved in many non-profits over the years, and currently sits on the boards of Mary's Place by the Sea and the Rumson Board of Education, and formerly the Monmouth County Historical Association and Trinity Hall, in addition to the Two Rivers Little League.  He graduated from Princeton in 1990 with a degree in Religion and as a starter on the 1989 Ivy League Co-Champion Football team, and he also holds a Doctorate of Education from the University of Virginia.  Chuck’s wife Shea is a North Carolina native and their three children – Charlie (16), Reece (14), and Cooper (11) – have been involved with TRLL baseball and softball.  Chuck has coached many sports in Rumson....and is an unabashed fan of both the Jets and disco.

Dan Kilkeary

Fair Haven:  Umpire Coordinator

Dan and his wife, Toni, moved to Fair Haven in 2013 with their three children Will, Ellie, and Mae (now 9, 7 and 6, respectively). The move was a bit unconventional as they relocated from Pittsburgh, PA rather than more traditional spots like NYC or Hoboken. In fact, Toni never saw the house they bought in Fair Haven until they arrived with the moving van. With almost no initial knowledge of the town, they have settled into the community. Dan has been active with Fair Haven Baseball the last 3 years coaching Rec and travel teams. Toni is involved with the WEforum, Fair Haven PTA, teaches CCD at Church of Nativity, and works full time supporting our family of 5.  Dan was a pitcher for Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania earning a PSAC Conference Championship, NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship, and played in the Division II College World Series. He later earned an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. Dan now works for Jetcraft buying and selling corporate aircraft from his office in Atlantic Highlands.

Merric Polloway

Shrewsbury: Coaching Coordinator

Merric is a lifelong resident of Shrewsbury.  Merric was the Valedictorian of both Shrewsbury Borough School (in 1988) and Red Bank Regional High School (in 1992).  At Red Bank Regional, Merric was a three-sport athlete (football, basketball and baseball), where he was the quarterback/captain of the football team and a forward on the Shore Conference Champion Bucs’ Basketball Team in 1992.  Merric went on to play football at Princeton University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.  Following Princeton, Merric studied law at Seton Hall University School of Law (Class of 2000 Valedictorian and Summa Cum Laude).  Merric began his legal career as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Mary Anne Trump Barry on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Judicial Circuit and worked for four years as an associate in the corporate department of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in New York City.  Since 2005, Merric has been a partner at the law firm of Polloway & Polloway, LLP in Red Bank where he has a practice devoted to personal injury law, workers' compensation law, and real estate transactions.  Merric lives in Shrewsbury with his wife Bridget (Princeton ’93) and his two children Michael (11) and Caroline (9).  Merric presently coaches in the TRLL and is the head coach of the Jersey Shore Hurricanes travel baseball team.  He is also devoted to coaching other sports, including basketball in the Mid-Monmouth, BYAA and St. Mary’s (New Monmouth) basketball programs, has coached in the Red Bank AYF football program and is an active member of the Shrewsbury Youth Athletic Association (SYAA).

Greg Shields

Little Silver:  Player Agent

Greg moved to Little Silver in 2012 with his wife Lauren, who was born and raised in the area. Their four children (Will-9, Jack-7, Braeden-7, and Camryn-6) are active in TRLL, as well as other local and travel sports. Greg grew up in the Philadelphia area and attended Drexel University, where he graduated with a BS from the Lebow College of Business. Mr. Shields is currently the Director of Operations at Tri-State Light & Energy, a regional energy services company. Since assuming that position, he has led an expansion in the breadth of services that continue to drive revenue growth. Greg continues to be a lifelong fan of all 4 of Philly’s professional sports teams, regardless of how poorly they’ve treated him over the years. In addition to representing Little Silver on the TRLL board of directors, Greg is also a founding member of the Little Silver Baseball and Softball Committee, and a member of the Little Silver Recreation Committee, where he serves as the baseball coordinator. When not at a meeting or with his family, Greg can typically be found at one of the local fields or gyms coaching youth sports. Greg is the head coach of the Jersey Shore Thunder travel baseball team.

Brad Weisgerber

Fair Haven: Treasurer

Brad moved to Fair Haven from Chatham, NJ in 2017. He and his wife Katie, a New Jersey native, both graduated from Villanova University in 2001.  Together, they have three children Luke (8), Bryn (6) and Drew (4).  Brad is active in the community by volunteering to coach their children’s youth sports teams.  Katie serves on the Fair Haven PTA board, teaches CCD at the Church of Nativity, and is affiliated with several local charities.  When not coaching or spending time with his family, Brad is a Partner and Head Trader at Casdin Capital, a New York City-based healthcare investment fund focused on financing the next generation of life science innovation. He is a Rhode Island native that lettered in baseball and hockey and enjoys golf in his spare time.

Damon Zappacosta

Little Silver

Damon and his wife Kara moved to Little Silver in November of 2016. They previously lived in New York City and Hoboken. They have two sons (Samuel, age 5, and Michael, age 2) and are expecting a daughter in February. Damon grew up in Springfield, Delaware County, just fifteen minutes from where the Philadelphia Eagles and the Philadelphia Phillies (the first two loves of his life) play their home games. A lefty, he played two years of varsity first base for Springfield High and went on to receive a degree in English from Boston College. He is a partner and the head of sales for ACA Compliance Group, a global consulting, tech, and cybersecurity firm that is headquartered in New York City. He has worked there since 2004. While he had to put volunteer work on hold due to the responsibilities that are inherent to a devoted father and professional (during his post-college years in Philadelphia, he served in the Big Brother Program), Damon is passionate about youth sports and the potentially positive impact they can have on kids. A bit of a lifelong baseball junky, he is extremely excited to work with this board.