Coach – 1989
Roney spent more than 30 years coaching high school and college (Glassboro State, 1988 and 1989) baseball. As a head coach, his winning percentage is just under .600 (329-221). After heading the programs at Cherokee, Haddon Township and Pennsville, Roney spent 13 seasons at Eastern where his teams won four consecutive Olympic American Conference championships (’92-’95). His teams also won the Burlington County Liberty, twice, Tri County Royal, once, and the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic, twice.
Roney’s Coach of the Year honors include Courier-Post (’92), The Philadelphia Inquirer (’94), Hot Stovers (’94), and National Federation of High School Baseball Coaches – New Jersey (’03). He has served as president of the New Jersey and South Jersey Coaches Associations.
Off the field, Roney, a 1968 Collingswood graduate, has taught science courses for 33 years – honors biology, life science, anatomy and physiology, physical science, and earth science. Twice in his teaching career, school districts (Pennsville and Eastern Regional) named him “Teacher of the Year.”
Along with his friend Bob Bobo, they founded the South Jersey Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988, now housed at Campbells field.