• Chris Corbin

    General Manager

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    Chris Corbin

    General Manager

    Chris Corbin, a Detroit native, graduated from Michigan State University in 1999. After watching the Spartans win an NCAA Championship in 2000, Chris moved to New York City to see if he "Could Make It There" (because then he could make it anywhere). Chris made his ZogSports debut captaining his alumni football team to a championship way back in 2002. In addition to multiple football championships, he also has a softball & volleyball championship on his resume! After years of honing his skills as a player & referee, Chris made the leap across the river to New Jersey where he is currently the General Manager of ZogSportsNJ. Chris has utilized his good looks, wit and leadership abilities to grow ZogSportsNJ into the premier co-ed sports league in New Jersey. Chris lives in Hoboken with his beautiful wife Maggie (whom he met playing ZogSports Football).

    Joey Frankovic

    Sports Operations and Growth Manager

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    Joey Frankovic

    Sports Operations and Growth Manager

    Joey, raised on the rough streets of Cliffside Park, New Jersey is your go to guy for all things ZogSports in Bergen County.

    Growing up with a ball at his feet, Joey fell in love with Soccer and sports in general at an early age. As a child, he joined any team sport he could, however, he grew to find he had one true love, and chose to follow his heart by entering into a monogamous relationship with soccer. Joey graduated from Montclair State University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and a name for himself on his intramural soccer team, European Union. The team made their way to nearly winning a championship each year. He is now looking to make a name for himself in ZogSports and actually win that championship! After graduation, Joey veered from sports to work as the Hospitality Coordinator for the Tribeca Film Festival, where he planned events throughout the festival and rubbed elbows with film makers, however, he is glad to be at ZogSports, aligning his career with his passion for sports. In his spare time, he loves to attend sporting events and has been seen on the Jumbo Tron at both Yankee Stadium and Prudential Center. And although soccer is his sport of choice, he will regularly find an excuse to get on a court or field to channel his inner Magic Johnson or Derek Jeter.

    Joey is a loyal supporter of the Yankees, Nets, Giants, Devils, and his beloved AC Milan, which he talks about way too much! This multi-sport wannabe can usually be found at happy hour chatting up whatever game is showing over a cold chalice of beer.

    Sean Glynn

    Sports Operations and Growth Manager

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    Sean Glynn

    Sports Operations and Growth Manager

    Born, raised, and still living in New Jersey, Sean is part of Generation 3 at ZogSports. Sean graduated from West Virginia University in May of 2013, where he got to see a Big East championship and an Orange Bowl trophy brought home to the place they belong- Morgantown. (Let’s Go… Mountaineers!) After mastering his skills in tailgate games and intramural sports, it looks as if it will be a seamless transition as a League Coordinator for ZogSports for the New Jersey area. If you spot him at a tailgate, Sean is open to any challengers in KanJam, where he has been said to be the “Chris Paul” of the sport with his perfectly placed tosses hovering above the Kan. This skill looks as if to come naturally to the Columbia High School alumni where the sport Ultimate was invented. When not at ZogSports, Sean is catching some waves at the Jersey shore, playing pick-up games at the park, or just wandering around with his headphones plugged in, but don’t be afraid to stop him and say hey.

    Matt Fox

    Sports Operations and Growth Manager

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    Matt Fox

    Sports Operations and Growth Manager

    Hailing from Teaneck, Matt grew up honing his skills in the backyard with his fraternal twin brother, Jake. During the height of his all-star career in little league baseball, Matt got caught up in an apple juicing scandal and was forced into early retirement. Fortunately, this gave him more time to focus on his primary sport, soccer. A few years later, Matt became a three-year varsity letter winner at Teaneck High School and a senior captain of the soccer team. Matt was also a member of the North Jersey Maccabi Soccer Club that won back-to-back silver medals in the JCC Maccabi Games in 1998 and 1999.

    Matt went on to attend the University of Delaware where he witnessed the Fightin’ Blue Hens win a D I-AA National Football Championship in 2003. After graduating in 2006, with a B.S. in Business Administration, Matt spent four months road-tripping across the USA. He visited 27 states, 12 national parks, and 10 pro baseball stadiums. At your next happy hour, be sure to ask him about camping with a bear.

    Prior to joining the ZogSports team, Matt was Supervisor of Sports and Recreation at JCC MetroWest where he ran leagues and taught athletic classes for all ages. Matt is excited to grow operations in Hoboken and Jersey City and continue delivering the high level of quality with which ZogSports has become synonymous. Plus, as you’ve probably heard, Matt has a title to maintain after winning his ZogSports Indoor Soccer championship during his debut season (Fall 2013).

    Matt Gragnano

    Sports Program Associate

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    Matt Gragnano

    Sports Program Associate

    Matt hails from the town where “nothing is given and everything is earned.” You guessed it, Hazlet, NJ. Born and raised in the Garden State, Matt has an unquenchable love for the beach, pork roll, and defending NJ when people call it, “the armpit of the USA.”

    Growing up, Matt played as many sports as possible (over 8,000, according to the 2003 World Sports Encyclopedia), but when cycle polo, curling and baton twirling didn’t pan out, he ultimately settled for soccer. Fortunately, he was able to take his talents to Drew University where he played all four years on the Rangers men’s soccer team. In the off-season, Matt played intramural volleyball and capped off his senior year by winning the long sought championship. After college, Matt was inspired by his favorite Tom Hanks documentary and just started running. Now he runs as many half and full marathons as possible (over 1,100 according to the 2014 Annual Marathon Report). In 2015, he ran the TCS NYC Marathon – ask him about it!

    Prior to ZogSports, Matt worked at New York Cares (one of ZogSports’ most popular charities!) working on customized corporate volunteer projects for sponsors, as well as large-scale annual events. Now, as ZogSports New Jersey’s Sports Program Associate, Matt enjoys pairing his professional career with his passion for sports (as a passionate NY Rangers, Red Bull and Everton fan, every year he says, “THIS is our year”).

    Robert Herzog

    Founder & CEO

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    Robert Herzog

    Founder & CEO

    Robert "Zog" Herzog is the man behind the curtain. He founded ZogSports after having a close call on 9/11.  After arriving late for work, he witnessed his office, which was located on the 96th floor of World Trade Center Tower #1, being directly hit by the first plane.  Rob decided to build on the tremendous human charity he witnessed following 9/11 and to help foster community in New York by creating ZogSports, which encourages New Yorkers to maintain perspective and a more balanced lifestyle by having fun while also giving something back to the community.  Click here to read the letter that Rob wrote to all of our customers on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.  Robert holds an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Economics from Brown University.

    When he's not priming ZogSports to take over the world, Rob enjoys hanging with his wife Laurin and their two little Zogs, Spencer and Jackson.  In fact, Rob says his lifetime sports highlight was meeting Laurin even while getting mercy-ruled in a citywide softball tournament (she played 2nd base and he was at short) then shooting an 84 on a very tough golf course and finally coincidentally seeing Laurin again at a party that night.  Rob dropped the line: "Oooh, you clean up nice!" on her and the rest is history.  In his spare time from organizing this massive operation, Rob can be found making cameos at the fields and gyms, getting down at ZogSports parties, and boogying to 80s tunes in his office.

    Mike Mortellaro

    Chief Operating Officer

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    Mike Mortellaro

    Chief Operating Officer

    Mike began his ZogSports career on “At Least We Can Drink”, a dodgeball team that defined the opposite of undefeated. This Port Jefferson native soon learned his real calling is as a wiffle ball pitcher, a career that began as the #1 starter on “Hit Or Get Off The Pot”. His world famous changeup is affectionately known as the “Mortball”, a knee buckling changeup that makes even the best Zog wiffleballer wish they had not gotten up that morning. He even taught Stephen Strasburg his changeup based on the mechanics of the Mortball. While he’s dabbled in softball and bowling, he’s better known for post frame dancing and chest bumps than strikes on the 2 time defending non-champion “Unholy Rollers”. He’s also an avid Jets fan, golfer and skier. This Cornell University grad holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and is especially prone to mosquito bites. Mike and his wife Nicole are obsessed with lions, leopards, and cheetahs after their honeymoon in South Aftrica.  He shares the same birthday as his sister and has ordered more food via seamless web than any other human and can clap vigorously with one hand. He’s also one of the best mini-ping pong players in the world, and if you disagree he just may throw a Mortball your way.

    Teams

    Wiffle Ball - Hit Or Get Off The Pot (Runner-up), Get Your Cat Out Of My Blender (Champs)

    Dodgeball – At Least We Can Drink, Jodi's Team, Not Jodi's Team

    Bowling – Unholy Rollers

    Softball – Christie’s Team, Flamboyant Mousse-Stashes, We All Met On Tinder, Tinder Babies, Jodi's Team, Mooooooose!!, Rollie Fingers' Mustache

    Football - The Locked Out Players, There's Something Brown On My Shirt

    Volleyball - Six Pack

    Soccer - S.P.R.I.N.T

    Amy Cooperstock

    Director of Basically Everything

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    Amy Cooperstock

    Director of Basically Everything

    Raised on the hard streets of the Upper East Side, Amy Cooperstock (or LockStock, to use her prison moniker) is ZogSports' muscle, parental guardian and legal conscience. When she's not extinguishing fires, organizing staff events or screening future employees, Amy is gluing together the ceiling and the walls to prevent the office from falling apart. In her free time, Amy likes to process payroll, answer questions about health insurance benefits and play miniature golf. 

    Fun fact: Amy doesn't own nunchucks. 

    How many Cooperstocks does it take to screw in a light bulb? After a brief call to ConEd, the light bulbs now understand it's in their best interest to never burn out.

    Why did Amy cross the road? To pick up office supplies. That wasn't a joke. It was an errand.

    Why aren't there any photos of Amy on the Internet? That's insensitive. Rephrase your question.

    Does Amy have any photos on the Internet? No. Next question.

    Parlez-vous français? Amy does! You can take that and smear it on your cronut.

    Jody Zellman

    National Expansion Manager

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    Jody Zellman

    National Expansion Manager

    It's unclear where Jody is from or who raised him, but the answers to these mysteries are generally assumed to be Spokane, WA and a pack of feral badgers.

    After finding himself in a mirror shop in Nepal, Jody went to Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America where he received a B.A. in Anthropology and a B.A. in Modern Jewish Studies. As any critical mind can discern, this adequately prepared Jody for a lavish life of private jets, supermodel lovers and bathtubs full of burning money.

    After a year of traveling abroad, teaching SAT classes in Korea and trucking sixty 18-year-old young adults (old kids) around 14 countries, Jody returned to The Big Bad Apple and began a lucrative career as an unemployed Netflix connoisseur-- a position for which he was overqualified and underpaid. Hey, live rich or die trying. Right, guys? Yeah...

    Jody worked two weeks at a Danish fashion company before the entire US division was laid off. It's unclear if Jody's hiring was the cause of said layoffs... the jury is still out. Yet, this fortuitous fashion folly led Jody to the office of Rob Herzog. Thanks to a well-placed phone call, a poorly rehearsed George Carlin routine and a briefcase of unmarked $100 bills, ZogSports welcomed him into their wonderful world of fun-making.

    Jody is the ZogSports National Expansion Manager, which in business speak means he works with all of our markets to support them in their marketing, communications and general expansion strategy. Additionally, Jody spends a lot of time trying to improve our web experience for Zoggers, Field Team and the occasional Albanian hacker.

    If you would like to contact Jody, checks can be mailed to the main office. He also accepts credit cards and Bitcoin.