Louis ‘Del’ DalPra at Red Bank Regional in 2009. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)


hot topic red bank njFormer Red Bank Regional High athletic director and coach Louis ‘Del’ DalPra was named director of the borough’s parks and recreation department Wednesday night.

DalPra, 56, was hired to succeed Charlie Hoffmann, who resigned in March after five years in the position to become rec director in Rumson.

DalPra had served as RBR’s athletic director, activities director and head baseball coach since 2008. He’d previously taught physical education in Fair Haven schools while coaching football and baseball at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional.

He retired from RBR last May, he told redbankgreen at the time, both because the job was all-consuming, requiring 70 to 80 hours a week, and paid too little.

DalPra will start work part-time May 1, and go full-time at a salary of $75,000 starting June 18, according to a resolution approved by the council.

Councilwoman Kathy Horgan noted that DalPra has been a member of the parks and rec advisory committee for years, “so he’s very familiar with what goes on in our town, and I’m sure he’s going to do a great job.”

DalPra is a borough resident and married to Roseanne DalPra, a member of the volunteer Historic Preservation Commission.

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