Parent letter 2019



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Parent letter 2019


Dear Jackson Jaguar Softball Players and Parents,

            Welcome to the spring 2019 softball season! My name is Christopher Roma, Jackson Memorial High School’s varsity softball coach for the 2019 season.  I am very excited to begin the season and continue the great tradition of athletics, here at Jackson Memorial.

I graduated from Coastal Carolina University in May 2001 with a BS in Health and Physical Education. I currently teach at Christa McAuliffe Middle School, where I also serve as head coach for the boys’ basketball program. In addition to my 17 years of teaching experience for Jackson, this will also be my 17th year as a softball coach and my 13th year as varsity head coach.

Working with us this year are assistant coaches, Mrs. Haydee Donza, Ariel Donza, John Donza and Mrs Tiffany Varriello.   All coaches are extremely excited to work with your daughters this season and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our program.  Coach Donza teaches at Jackson Liberty, where she also coaches field hockey.  She comes to us from the very successful Robbinsville High School softball program where she was the assistant varsity coach for 6 years.  Ms. Varriello was a 4-year varsity starter for the Jaguar softball program and earned our Most Valuable Player and Sportsmanship Awards during her high school career.  She went on to continue her softball career, starting for the Cougars of Kean University, where she captained her team during her junior and senior seasons.

Regardless of age, skill, or experience, our coaching staff holds high expectations for all student athletes. Our practices will be challenging and enjoyable; requiring all players to be dedicated and committed to both their academic and athletic careers. These expectations are set to guide students to success both on and off the playing field. Because our season spans only 3 months, we expect full attendance at every practice and game. Please be mindful of our team calendar when maintaining your own personal schedules, particularly when planning appointments and vacations. Any player that participates in additional hitting or pitching lessons, should do so at a time that does not interfere with TEAM practice.

Finally, we will be participating in several tournaments at the end of the regular season. Keep this in mind as you plan and schedule end-of-year activities and personal matters. I look forward to another competitive and enjoyable spring softball season.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. Your support is very much appreciated.


Christopher Roma

732-833-4600 x 7133