UpdatedWednesday September 1, 2021 byChristine DiNicola.
My name is John Minelli, I am originally from Rockaway, New Jersey and have been a Toms River resident since 2006. I am married to Michelle Minelli (Stankowitz) who is a 7th grade teacher here in Toms River. We have two children, daughter Morgan (13) and son Connor (10). Both actively participate in sports programs where I either coach or assist. I have coached in some capacity for both of my children since they were both able to play sports at the age of 4 or 5. I have managed/coached at TRFC, TRGSL (TBall-18U), Toms River Lightning, TRLL Softball (regular season & All Stars), TRELL (TBall-Majors), Toms River Black Sox, and TSO Flag football. This current Fall season I will be coaching for TR Lightning softball (14U), TR Black Sox and TSO Flag football.
I have been employed by Brickforce Staffing in Edison, New Jersey for 20 years as a Sales Representative.
I have had the honor and pleasure of serving on the Board of Directors at TRELL since the Spring of 2017 in the capacity of Umpire in Chief. Serving on the board has allowed me to forge valuable friendships with many throughout the TRELL community including adult and youth members while contributing to the success of this organization.
I have a passion for baseball that started at the age of six. In my youth, I played Farm League, Little League, Babe Ruth, Senior Babe Ruth and High School baseball. I continued as an adult playing in various men's softball leagues. As a member of the TRELL Board of Directors, I will continue to uphold a board seat with respect and dignity while promoting and fostering the TRELL ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority. All with the goal of making the Little League experience for the children and their families the best possible as it was for me when I was a child. Thank you for considering me on election day for the Toms River East Little League Board of Directors.