Derryk Sellers Named Assistant Director at NJSIAA


Derryk Sellers. Photo courtesy of NJSIAA.

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ROBBINSVILLE — Former Linderwold High School athletic director and football coach Derryk Sellers has been named an NJSIAA assistant director.

President of the West Jersey Football League and a member of South Jersey Coaches Association’s executive committee during the past year, Sellers has served as an athletic director for the past 21 years and was dean of students at Linderwold.

Prior to that, the Sicklerville resident was a special education teacher. He holds two master’s degrees — one in educational administration and one in special education. In addition to his coaching tenure at Lindenwold, Sellers served as head football coach both in Edgewood and Cumberland Regional, and was also head basketball coach at Cumberland Regional, head track and field coach at Lindenwold, and assistant football and basketball coach at Hillside. 

“We’re excited to have Derryk join the NJSIAA team,” Colleen Maguire, executive director of the NJSIAA said in a statement. “As an educator, coach, and athletic director with three decades of experience, Derryk’s experience will provide our office with a fresh perspective.

“He will bring outstanding knowledge and skill to the position and, even more importantly, he has tremendous passion for interscholastic athletics,” Sellers continued.

Sellers’ other previous roles include serving as president of the Colonial Conference and as an executive member of the New Jersey Minority Coaches Association, as well as an executive member and past president of the New Jersey Football Coaches Association.

“I couldn’t be more excited to join NJSIAA,” Sellers said. “While it’s not easy to leave Lindenwold and my daily interaction with amazing students, I’m confident my years of coaching and teaching can bring immediate value to NJSIAA and the hundreds of thousands of student athletes it serves. I’m humbled by this opportunity and welcome the challenge.”

About the NJSIAA: Established in 1918, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) is a voluntary, non-profit organization comprised of 436 accredited public and non-public high schools. A member of the National Federation of State High School Associations, the NJSIAA conducts tournaments and crowns champions in 33 sports. Championship competition for girls is sponsored in basketball, bowling, cross country, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, outdoor track, winter track, volleyball, and wrestling. Boys’ championships are determined in baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, fencing, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, outdoor track, winter track, volleyball, and wrestling.

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