Directors of Athletics Association of New Jersey

DAANJ Executive Director Announcement


Please join me in welcoming and congratulating our new DAANJ Executive Director, Robert Hopek. 

Bob was unanimously approved as our next DAANJ Executive Director yesterday at a Board of Trustees meeting.  Bob will begin in his new role on 7/1/18 replacing the legendary Frank Baldachino who is resigning that position as of 6/30/18.  We, the Athletic Directors in New Jersey are very fortunate to have people like Frank and now Bob to lead our efforts on behalf of the student-athletes in our state.  Frank will remain involved with the DAANJ in Emeritus capacity.  Words here cannot possibly pay homage to the time, commitment, dedication, sacrifice and effort given over the span of a professional lifetime that Frank has provided and Bob will continue to provide to the membership and mission of the DAANJ.


Thank you again Frank and congratulations again to Bob.


Denis Nelson, CAA

Athletic Director

River Dell High School