Arcadia High School
Sports: Baseball, Football
Position: P, 1b, 3b
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Robert A. Tandy, Esq .
Chairman of the Board
During his college career, Rob received numerous academic and athletic awards including an Order of Cross Keys member, a National Jesuit Honor Society member, a Scholastic All-American, All-MAAC Conference selectee, and received multiple MAAC Conference Player of the Week awards. Rob’s intensity, dedication, work ethic, teamwork and leadership on and off the field was not overlooked by his teammates - - he was voted team captain his Junior and Senior years. Though Rob spent countless hours practicing on the baseball diamond, he spent more time devoted to his educational pursuits.
After graduating Cum Laude from Saint Peter’s College, Rob went on to attend Quinnipiac College School of Law, in Hamden, Connecticut where he graduated with honors. In 1999, Rob passed the New Jersey and New York State Bar exams. Rob is an Attorney-at-Law in the States of New Jersey and New York and owns his own law practice in Northern New Jersey focusing on employment law.
Rob resides in Wyckoff, New Jersey with his wife, Colleen and their three boys – Connor, Robbie and Sean. He spends his “free” time coaching multiple sports and is often heard three fields over preaching the values he learned from his parents. Rob believes you learn more about people and life through participation in sports than you do in any other arena.
Jane Ann Whitchurch, Esq.
A Varsity letter winner in Track and Field, former high school cheerleader and a member of the National Honor Society, Jane Ann is currently an attorney at law and practices in the States of New Jersey and New York. With over twenty five years of experience, her practice is primarily focused in general litigation, employment law and estate law. A mother to two former high school athletes, Jane Ann received a BA in English and Political Science from Douglass College at Rutgers University and earned her Juris Doctorate degree from New York Law School. A former Vice President of the Woodcliff Lake school system PTA, she has served as Vice Chairperson of the Woodcliff Lake Planning Board since 2017. Jane Ann feels strongly that student athletes who excel both in the classroom and in their chosen sport(s) should be recognized and celebrated for this dual challenge.
Director of Athletics
A familiar face in New Jersey amateur baseball, Rich has been around baseball for over fifty (50) years and has enjoyed success at every level of competition. Rich spent eight years as the hitting coach at NCAA Division III University of Rutgers-Newark before joining the New Jersey City University coaching staff for nine years. Prior to his tenure in NCAA Division III Baseball, Rich spent five years managing the Bergen Catholic High School fall and summer baseball program. Throughout his history of coaching high school athletes, he has continuously preached to his players that “success on the field starts with a commitment to excellence in the classroom.”
In 1991, Rich earned American Amateur Baseball Congress Regional Coach of the Year honors after leading a Bergen Catholic Connie Mack baseball team to the North Atlantic Regional Championship and were runners-up at the Connie Mack World Series in Farmington, New Mexico. Rich has had success coaching high school athletes on other levels, and was named to the coaching staff of the American Amateur Baseball Congress National Team in 1994. He helped guide a team to the New Jersey State Sandy Koufax League championship. He also coached two years for the semipro Lodi (NJ) Orioles of the Metropolitan Baseball League. Rich started and ran the American Amateur Baseball Academy for the AABC in New Jersey for three (3) years and continues to coach high school baseball prospects through his Baseball Club organization.