Sarlo Ready to Help NJSIAA

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Sarlo Ready to Help NJSIAA


As a baseball player at NJIT, Paul Sarlo once batted .500 over the course of a season.

"You could look it up," Sarlo said laughing, but then later provided proof via a newspaper clipping.

The New Jersey State Senator from Wood-Ridge has already batted a thousand for the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as he was a big factor in the decision by then Governor Chris Christie's pocket veto of the so-called co-op bill.

"There were just too many unintended consequences," said Sarlo Tuesday morning. "Most Superintendents and Athletic Directors are good, solid people who care about sports, but there are some unscrupulous people who could take advantage of that bill and create a superteam. The idea of wearing three different high school jerseys in three different sports....are you really creating a commitment there?"

The bill would have loosened eligibility requirements for high school athletes and allowed schools to merge athletic programs without the NJSIAA's oversight, no matter the size. It stemmed from an issue at West Windsor Plainsboro, where participation levels in football dropped and West Windsor-Plainsboro North was unable to field a team last fall.

"The situation in West Windsor didn't need to rise to legislation, there had to be a better way," said Sarlo. "But it seems like everyone got obstinate and so what happened was it ended up in the legislature's hands. We are talking about kids playing football here, and you're telling me we can't find a way to make this work?"

Sarlo now stands poised to help the NJSIAA going forward in any new ones that may arise. He said he wouldn't be surprised to see the co-op bill spring back to life in the next session, but he's also wary of the state legislature playing a role in the business of high school athletics.

"I don't believe the legislature should tell the NJSIAA how to govern, but I think the NJSIAA needs to do better policing themselves and enforcing rules," Sarlo said.

Athletics has always played a big role in Sarlo's life. He played three sports at Wood-Ridge High School and is a member of that institutions Hall of Fame.

Outside the political area, he has coached countless teams from Wood-Ridge, including the Babe Ruth U-15 state champions two years ago. Both his sons, Anthony and Michael are athletes. He jokes that when given the choice between coaching or a political function, he always chooses the coaching.

While Sarlo sees some inequalities in high school sports in New Jersey, chiefly the disparity in talent between the public schools and non-public schools, he is a big believer in what the activities provide. …

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