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New Jersey Math Teacher Shines as Referee in 2014 World Cup

New Jersey Math Teacher Shines as Referee in 2014 World Cup
BY FRANCESCA PHILLIPPY
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Beachwood, New Jersey’s own Mark Geiger has fulfilled his dream of reffing at the World Cup by being the only American honored with said responsibility.

According to newyorkredbulls.com, Geiger is the first American referee selected to officiate at a World Cup since 2002.

Before pursuing his dream Geiger was an award-winning math teacher at Lacy Township High School. Geiger won a Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching in 2009. He taught at all levels, from basic skills classes to Advanced Placement courses, as reported by Philly.com.

The Professional Referee Organization offered Geiger a full-time, salaried officiating position in 2012. This gave him a realistic shot at the 2014 World Cup, forcing Geiger to quit his full-time teaching position.

 

NY Red Bulls Add Luis Suarez 'No Biting' to Stadium Rules

NY Red Bulls Add Luis Suarez 'No Biting' to Stadium Rules
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Red Bull Arena is the home of Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls. The Arena’s code of conduct encourages cheering and respectful behavior, asks fans to refrain fr...

NJ Moving Fast to Legalize Sports Betting

NJ Moving Fast to Legalize Sports Betting
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Just days after the Supreme Court failed to render a decision on New Jersey’s attempt to gain sports betting, state legislators are taking the gamble again.

New Jersey h...

Yankees Continue To Expand Hope

Yankees Continue To Expand Hope
BY JOE FAVORITO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

This week will mark a five year milestone for the New York Yankees and their tent pole in-season awareness program, Hope Week. While all teams have a re...

4 Reasons Carmelo Anthony Wants Out of New York

4 Reasons Carmelo Anthony Wants Out of New York
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Carmelo Anthony has never been a free agent during his 11-year career, but that’s about to change.

The 30-year old Anthony has notified the New York Knicks that he plann...

New Jersey Could Have Sports Betting By Start of NFL Season

New Jersey Could Have Sports Betting By Start of NFL Season
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New Jersey is turning to Plan B in another effort to legalize sports betting.

Four major sports leagues have been battling New Jersey in the courts ever since the state ...

Mike Trout Becomes Only Second Baseball Player Ever to Get One of These

Mike Trout Becomes Only Second Baseball Player Ever to Get One of These
BY KRISTEN LAULETTI
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

22-year-old New Jersey native Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim has made history by being the first baseball player since Ken Griffey Jr. to have ...

3 Reasons Knowshon Moreno Has Problems with Miami Dolphins

3 Reasons Knowshon Moreno Has Problems with Miami Dolphins
BY KYLE HUTCHISON
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

After his surprise 2013 season, New Jersey born running back Knowshon Moreno has had a lack luster offseason.  When free agency began Moreno was undoubtedly ...

Big Ten Conference name in Jeopardy

Big Ten Conference name in Jeopardy
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

If you’re smart enough to be a contestant on Jeopardy, perhaps you don’t find a lot of time to follow sports.

College football, for instance. But the mathematics used by...

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