Our Staff

Our office and staff are located at The Learning Center at Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth, NJ.  The office is open Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Mark McCabe
Executive Director
First Tee Coach
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Mark joined First Tee – Raritan Valley as the chapter’s first Program Director in March 2011 and began serving as Executive Director in December 2016. A native of Pottsville, Pa and graduate of Moravian College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and minor in Sociology. A four-year letter winner on the golf team at Moravian with All-Conference Honors in his Junior and Senior years and Conference Champions in 1994. He also served as Team Captain during his junior and senior years.

Within First Tee, Mark is a Recognized First Tee Coach and Program Director. Mark coached at the Life Skills and Leadership Academy in San Diego in 2014 and the College Golf Prep Academy in Reno in 2015 & 2016.

Mark lives in Milltown, NJ with his wife, Sue, and daughter Abby (a First Tee participant).

Program Director

Active Coaches

Pete Busch, PGA
Galloping Hill Golf Course
First Tee Coach

Jeff Collins, PGA
Galloping Hill Golf Course
First Tee Coach

Brendan Demitus
Tamarack Golf Course
Level I Coach

Dean Garrett
PGA Tour Superstore
First Tee Coach

Damien Hamlett, PGA
Raritan Valley Country Club
First Tee Coach

Bill Madden
Rutgers Golf Course
Level 1 Coach in Training

Baker Maddera, PGA
Ash Brook Golf Course
Level I Coach in Training

Jean Nordland
Tamarack Golf Course
Level I Coach in Training

Rich Walters
Tara Greens Golf Center
First Tee Coach