About Us


The New Jersey Roadrunners are a non-profit organization who prides themselves in basketball development.  Established in 1975, the New Jersey Roadrunners have been an AAU team for over 20 years, as they have had an excellent amount of success. Head Trainer and founder of the Roadrunners, Sandy Pyonin, has developed 33 NBA players including 2011 NBA Kia Rookie Of The Year, Kyrie Irving, as well as Randy Foye of the Jazz and Al Harrington of the Magic.

Our Mission: To empower teenage  male athletes by utilizing basketball to mentor good moral standards, life skills and afford the opportunity for higher education scholarships.

Coaches: Sandy Pyonin,  John Gardner, Charlie Naddaff, Chip Naddaff, Uron Hawkins, Ed Fahoury, and Brian Petruzzelli.

Players: Our players are from all over the state of New Jersey. Mostly from Essex and Union county, however we have players who travel from South Jersey, and PA.

P.R. and Media: All PR and Media such as Twitter(@NJ_Roadrunners), Facebook(“New Jersey Roadrunners“) is done by Eli Friedman. Eli is 16-years old and attends Livingston High School.

General Manager: John Gardner