A familiar face at Kean University since arriving on campus as an undergraduate in 1998, Jay Sgaramella serves as the Assistant Director of Recreation, Intramurals and Event Management.
After spending a season as an assistant football coach in 2003, Sgaramella rejuvenated an intramural and recreation program on campus to serve the needs of the student body. With the opening of Harwood Arena and renovations to D'Angola Gymnasium, he has developed and promoted various programs and offerings for students and staff, while also supervising the student workers for the athletic and recreation department.
Sgaramella was a four-year letterwinner on the Kean football team, finishing his career as the then all-time leader in pass attempts and completions in a game, season and career. In 2002, he was named the recipient of Kean's prestigious Andy Ford Memorial Award.
In the spring of 2012, Sgaramella received the Kean University Presidential Excellence Award. The award acknowledges exceptional contributions in teaching, scholarship and service to the University.
Most recently, Sgaramella was inducted into the Kean Benisch Athletic Hall of Fame 2017 class.
A 2003 graduate of Kean, Sgaramella earned his degree in management science and lives with his wife Lauren and son Connor.