John Madigan is well recognized throughout Hoboken and across the county and state, having spent much of his adult life organizing, coaching and officiating at youth sports programs. In this capacity, John has positively influenced the lives of countless young people.
John has been a director in the Hoboken Youth Soccer League since 1999, and served on the Hoboken Little League Board of Directors for six years. He was also Little League coach for nine years, during which time he was a coach on the first Hoboken 11-year-old All-Start Team to win a District 7 championship. In addition, John has coached high school basketball at Hoboken High, St. Peter’s Prep and Union Hill High School.
As a certified umpire, John calls ’em like he sees ’em. And while close calls are generally popular with exactly half of the people involved, his well-known reputation for fairness and accuracy, as well as his knowledge of the rule book, have earned him invitations to umpire at local and state championship games. Indeed, John is Hoboken Little League Umpire-in-Chief since 2010.
John is a graduate of Hoboken High School (Class of ’84) and has been a member of the A.J. Demarest/Hoboken High School Sports Hall of Fame Committee since 1997. He was elected to the Hoboken Board of Education in 2015. In his time on the board, John has served as chair of the Facilities Committee and currently sits on the Finance Committee.
John is a clerk in the William J. Brennan Courthouse in Jersey City. His wife, Catherine, is an ICU nurse at Hoboken University Medical Center; they have two grown sons.
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