WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Board of Education announced a new Director of Athletics at its meeting on Tuesday night to replace Chris Van Vliet who has resigned. WHRHS world language teacher, Dan Root was unanimously approved as the WHRHS Director of Athletics effective July 1.

“I’m excited to work with newly appointed athletic director Mr. Root,” said WHRHS head football coach Rich Seubert.  “I look forward to working with him to grow and improve not only football but all student athletes.”

“Really happy to hear this news tonight,” said WHRHS teacher and coach Jeff Dealaman. “Dan has been one of the most respected teachers and coaches at Watchung Hills for a long time and I think he’ll bring some much needed consistency and a lot of experience about how things work at WH to the Athletic Director position. I have no doubt that he’s going to do a great job and I know that I speak for a lot of coaches when I say we’re really happy for him and we look forward to working with him in his new position.”

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