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Meet YOUR Demarest Athletic Association

Mike Dipple

Michael (Mike) Dipple was born and raised in Milford (Hunterdon County), New Jersey. Married to Angela Lignelli, they moved to Bergen County in 2002.  After a short stay in Haworth, they moved to Demarest in 2004. Mike and Angela have 3 teenaged children, Adriana, Luca and Lily. Mike is a civil engineer with his own design practice in Englewood, NJ. His hobbies are cycling, fitness, wine collecting, and spending time with family..  

Vice President

Bill Lewis

Bill has lived in Demarest for 22 years. An active DAA member for 16 years, he has coached recreation and travel soccer, basketball, baseball and softball. Over the past 10 years, Bill has served as a DAA board member. All of his 4 children have participated in DAA programs. Two are currently competing at the collegiate level and two are members of NVD athletic teams.


Steve Conti

Steve has been a member of the DAA since 1988. He has been treasurer since 1995. He has coached Baseball, Softball and Basketball and is currently coaching the 7/8 grade boys Knickerbocker Baseball. 





Don Morgan


Mike Ference

Mike moved to Demarest in 2012 and has coached soccer, indoor soccer and baseball teams every season since he arrived.  He has served as the Assistant Commissioner for the DAA Soccer program and has been a DAA Board Member since 2014. 






Gregg Freeman

Gregg has lived in Demarest for 10 years and has been on the DAA board since 2015.  Gregg has coached and continues to coach REC and Travel teams in town for both the boys and girls.




David Aboudi

​David has lived in Demarest since 2004.  He has 2 boys that have grown up participating in DAA programs. David has coached REC, Travel and World Cup Teams. 







Rafi Buchnick

Rafi and his family moved to Demarest in 2011. Since 2014 Rafi has been volunteering in the DAA first as a Basketball coach and these days as a board member responsible for the communication between the DAA and the community. RAfi has 3 children, all of them participated in the DAA programs. 


Baseball Commissioner

Mitesh (Mitch) Jain

Mitch had been a Demarest resident for over 6 years.  He has been actively involved in coaching basketball and baseball since he moved here from Queens.  Both of Mitch's sons have been involved in DAA activities throughout.  Mitch is also the incoming commissioner for baseball - and is looking forward to helping develop our town's young talent.Don Morgan

Softball Commissioner

Adam Collins

Adam has lived in Demarest for over 8 years and has been involved with the DAA most of that time as a Soccer, Basketball, Baseball and Softball coach. In 2015 Adam has become the DAA Softball commissioner. Adam has 3 kids ages 16, 11 and 8 all whom either currently or previously participated DAA sports. When he is not spending time in the DAA, he is a professional in the financial industry and has been the CFO and COO of private equity/alternative asset management firms.

Basketball Commisioners

Phillip Fernandez

Phillip is a new resident to Demarest who is the father of two kids in DMS and two in LLE, he recently joined the DAA as the Basketball Commissioner. Since moving into town three years ago he has coached Baseball, Softball and Basketball. As commissioner Phillip would like to use sports as a way to build a stronger bond within our community.


Soccer Commissioner

Timothy Woods

Tim was born and raised in Demarest and returned to his hometown in 2004 to raise his family.  Since 2007 Tim has been the Soccer Commissioner, recreation soccer coach, indoor soccer coach and coach of various travel soccer teams.   In addition to his involvement with soccer, Tim is an active member of Demarest’s Zoning board.