Jermaine D. Sanders
is the co-founder, president and CEO of Jersey Bearcats Arena Football Team LLC, based out of Metuchen, NJ. Along with partner, A.J. Roque, they spearhead the team in various capacities. Sanders oversees the off-field activities such as; sponsorships, community partnerships with schools and non-profit organizations, team-fundraisers and media relations/social media. “One of our goals is to be firmly integrated within the community, says Sanders. Once we accomplish that, you will see a strong commitment and a great following, namely the Bearcat Nation.”
A lifelong football fan and one who is not a stranger to the ownership side of having sports franchises, Sanders still owns the semi-pro teams, Jersey Cynder for the men’s and co-owner of the NJ Titans women’s team as well. “I didn’t have a whole lot of success, but I learned quite a bit in the last 10 years by taking some time off and assessing what I needed to work on personally, mentally, financially and business wise,” said Sanders.
The first-year Bearcats are in good hands. They have a great mix of coaching, playing and business experience.
“When A.J. and I met and discussed some of the possibilities, I knew it was going to work, stated Sanders. You just get this feeling of a good mix with the old and the new, along with all the experience we have. It’s just a great fit.”
“My objective in buying part ownership with the BEARCATS is to help bring a championship to New Jersey."
-JERMAINE D. SANDERS, FEB. 22 2021
COLLEGE: Sanders graduated from Monmouth University with a double-degree in Management and Marketing…During his 4-year’s there, Sanders played a key role along with 27 other students in bringing a football program to Monmouth. In 1994, Sanders tore his ACL/MCL in a fraternity pick-up football game and thus shattering his chances of ever playing in the Hawks inaugural season. “It was probably God’s way of saying, you’re here for an education and perhaps one day, you can combine your passion for sports and business,” said Sanders. :
PERSONAL: Sanders and his wife, Alexandria, live in Southern NJ. Daughters, Bryana 26 and Imani 25, grandson, Double J.
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAMS: Jersey Bearcats, NY Yankees, Chicago Bears, NY Jets, Chicago Bulls, Brooklyn (NJ) Nets, NJ Devils, Chicago Blackhawks, NY Red Bulls, Houston Dynamo
AJ Roque, born and raised in Matawan, NJ serves as multiple faces of the Jersey Bearcats Arena Football Organizations, CO-Owner, General Manager, and Head Coach. AJ's love for football comes from years in the game and after being labeled as the most decorated Quarterback at Kean University from 2004-2007. Roque then took his football career to the next level by playing Professional Arena/Indoor Football for the four-season from 2008-2011. These experiences, and many others, led him to the development of the Jersey Bearcats Football Organization with his partner Jermaine Sanders. Where they continue to tale the Jersey Bearcats on the rise as one of the most successful Arena Football Teams across the country. AJ still resides in New Jersy with his loving wife, where they are devoted parents to their beautiful daughter, along with their fur-baby Dakota and he continues his legacy at Kean University as a football coach