ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - Tony Maselli was appointed by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association as its new assistant director. The announcement was made yesterday via a press release from the NJSIAA. The Milltown resident will be taking over the reins as assistant director from current assistant director, Larry White.

White was appointed to become the executive director of the NJSIAA, which hold tournaments and crown champions in 32 high school sports throughout the Garden State, in September. Longtime executive director, Steve Timko announced his retirement from the position he's held since 2006 last June. His retirement becomes effective in January of 2018.

"Tony is an exceptional leader, with a strong commitment to fostering a positive, competitive environment for all the student-athletes in his charge,” said Steven Timko, NJSIAA executive director. “I’m confident that his enthusiasm and professional expertise will make him an invaluable addition to the NJSIAA.”

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Currently, Maselli is the athletic director for the Montgomery Township School District. Before taking the position, Maselli was the athletic director for the Metuchen School District in addition to being the Supervisor of Health and Physical Education for the system.

Maselli completed his undergraduate studies at Valparaiso University, earning a bachelor’s in Physical Education. He earned his masters in Special Education at Wagner College prior to earning his supervisor certification from Kean College in Union.

The longtime educator also served as a special education teacher in the Metuchen School District in addition to teaching Physical Education in Buffalo, New York.

Maselli will have various responsibilities as assistant director of the NJSIAA, including overseeing multiple sports for which the organization holds tournaments. The exact sports Maselli will supervise have yet to be determined.

NJSIAA is non-profit organization that is made up of 437 private, public and parochial high schools. It was established in 1918.