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2019 NJ Cheetahs 18U Premier Fall Schedule

Date Tournament Location
10/5 Pennsbury Friendly Round Robin Morrisville, PA
10/12 - 10/13 Xtreme Dimensions Showcase Ewing, NJ
10/18 - 10/20 Team NJ Bridgewater, NJ
10/25 - 10/27 Diamond 9 Orlando, FL
11/2 - 11/3 Nightmare Octoberfest Showcase Westampton, NJ


2020 NJ Cheetahs 18U Premier Summer Schedule

Dates Tournament Location
7/2-7/5 TNT Summer Showcase Quakertown, PA
7/10-7/12 Bluechip Stop DWI Binghamton, NY
7/18-7/19 Jersey Shore Summer Showcase Howell, NJ
7/20-7/24 Team NJ Bridgewater, NJ
7/30-8/2 New England's Finest Westampton, NJ
8/6-8/8 Pennsbury Invitational Ewing, NJ


Team Contacts

Head Coach, Gerry Mauro  -

Assistant Coach, Terri Adams -


Coach Mauro has been coaching and training high school and collegiate softball players, professional athletes, and Olympians for almost 40 years. A nationally sought after speaker and clinician, he works with organizations to present clinics for athletes and coaches across the country. Coach Mauro recently was the associate head coach at Villanova University, co-head coach of women’s softball at Saint Joseph’s university in Philadelphia and Head Coach of the Philadelphia Force of the National Pro Fastpitch League. Before heading east, Mauro coached and trained athletes in Southern California for 25 years along with National Teams in Venezuela and Russia. He also coached with the Southern California Athletics 18u travelball winning a national championship in 1999. He was a former board member of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association and other organizations. Coach Mauro is dedicated to helping players excel in the sport of softball while furthering the coaching profession.


Adams was an accomplished pitcher at Kutztown. After stints as an assistant at her alma matter and at DeSales University (which was Allentown College at that point), Adams broke into the Division I ranks as an assistant at Temple University. The Owls won 30 games and the Atlantic 10 Championship in 2004. She moved to Fordham University as an assistant. That squad won 37 games and reached the Atlantic 10 Championships in 2006.

After one year in the Bronx, Adams returned to Philadelphia to take over a Saint Joseph's program that won four Atlantic 10 contests the year before. In 2008, the Hawks won 11 league games and won a game in the Atlantic 10 Tournament. Her 2013 group won 37 games and went 17-5 in conference to earn the regular season title. She earned Coach of the Year honors. In her ten years at SJU, she won 248 games and appeared in eight conference tournaments. She had 15 players earn NFCA All-Region honors and 27 All-Atlantic 10 honors.

Since working at Saint Joseph's, Adams has been involved in competitive club softball and private instruction in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She has experience with professional softball as both a player, coach, and director of player personnel. She worked at the University of Valley Forge as Head Softball Coach and Sports Information Director since late in the spring semester and in June 2019 became the Head Softball Coach at Eastern University.



Ron Smull started his softball coaching career in 1993 with the Spring-Ford Sting Travel Organization.  He also coached Berks Bullets and Southampton Blazers before coaching 14 years at Gwynedd Mercy University, with 12 of those years in the Head Coach position.
During his tenure as Head Coach at Gwynedd Mercy University, Smull inherited a struggling program and built it into a successful program.  Smull lead the Griffins to playoff berths in 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.  Also, the Griffins placed more than 35 players on the All-Conference teams, four All-ECAC teams, and more than 45 players earned NFCA Academic All-Americans honors.  In 2018, he guided the Griffins to a 30-7 record, a program record for most wins in a season and the #1 seed in the conference. His non-conference schedules included multiple nationally ranked teams.  Smull's efforts were recognized when he was voted CSAC Coach of the Year in 2018.
In addition to his lengthy involvement with coaching travel and college softball, Smull has over 39 years of experience in upper management in the construction field, as well as experience in sales and marketing.  He is the owner and operator of Valley Forge Candle, which offers fundraising opportunities for schools and sports organizations.

Smull lives in Warminster, PA with his wife, Beth.

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