The Who's Who of Sneaker Factory

Sneaker Factory has been the starting point for many illustrious running careers and careers in running.  And we've been lucky to have had some incredibly over-qualified people join our staff.  Here's a sampling (past and present) of some of the fine athletes, coaches, and medical professionals who have worked with us over the years.

Anthony DeBenedictis, Seton Hall University XC All American, former Oak Knoll Track and XC coach

Tim Styler, Cranford HS and Villanova Univ Track and XC Star,   

Matt Elmuccio, Westfield HS Track and XC legend,

Joan Twine, Former NJ Waterfront Marathon Office Manager

Julie Culley, Rutgers University All-American and many time member of USA National team in Track and XC

J.J. Clark, University of Tennessee Women Track and XC Coach

Chris Tafelski, Current Westfield HS Track and XC coach

Paul Irwin, Jr , Current Roselle Catholic HS Track and XC coach

Chris Lear, Former State Champion from Pingry School and “running author” of two best selling running books including “Running With the Buffaloes”

Tim Lear, Pingry Track and XC Coach and former “SF Employee of the Year” (one and only recipient of this coveted award)

Marc Jaffe DC , USA Team Chiropractor, Games of the XXVIII Olympiad-Athens, Greece (based out of Summit NJ)

Roger Price, World and National Age Group XC Champion

Betty Shonts, 1984 Olympic Trials Qualifier, Women’s Marathon

Enrique Washington, Seton Hall University, Big East 800 meter Champion 

Charles Simpkins, Former World Record holder Triple Jump and Olympic Silver Medallist

Meg Waldron, Honored as of the Top 10 All Time New Jersey Girls XC runners by the Newark Star Ledger, Bernards HS

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