Dean Shonts

Dean ShontsFounder of the Sneaker Factory and owner for 28 years.

Won his first race in 1962 at Northern Burlington Regional HS (Columbus, NJ)

Conference Champion at Trenton State College (College of New Jersey) 1967 and All Conference for all four years

Member Athletic Hall of Fame at College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College)

Head of Distance Running NJAAU & NJTAC from 1973-1999

Race Director: Presidents Cup Night Run 5K, Millburn Spring Run, NJ Waterfront Marathon, Belmar 5 Mile Run, Jersey Shore Half Marathon, and many more over the years

Coaching Experience: Head Track and Cross Country Coach William Patterson College & Bergen Community College

Dean continues to work at Sneaker Factory part-time, handing down his experience and expertise to the staff at the Basking Ridge location.  The remainder of his time is spent cycling at the Jersey shore and spending time with his granddaughter Delaney.

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