THE NEAFL is proud to have John Cieplenski as it's Commissioner now for the last 8 years .
** Born in Whitesboro, NY John grew up playing Midget Football for the Whitesboro Warriors Pop Warner Football Organization, where he recieved many outstanding lineman awards.
John later Played 2 years for Whitesboro's Junior High team as a 7th and 8th grader.
**** In 1989 John moved to Vineland NJ , where he played four years of football for Vineland High School and
received All Cape Atlantic and All South Jersey honors for offense and defense as a Center and a DT.
** A brief College career after going to School at Burlington and then Cumberland in NJ , John's football career was thought to be done.
**Then in 1995 John went on to play Semi Pro Football for the Cape May County Devils from 1995 to 1996. The New Jersey Knights from 1997 to 2000. The South Jersey Giants from 2001 to 2003. The South Jersey Mastadons from 2004 until 2009 , where he then retired from football . After a 2 year retirement John returned to play one more year with the New Jersey Pitbulls until finally retiring for good.
**In those years John was an All star in the IFL, NAFL, DFL, and the ECFA. As well as being an All Star John
had National All American honors in 1999 2000 2002 2004 2007 20011, at 4 different positions.
**January 2012 in Las Vegas Nevada, John was inducted into the American Football Neaws Minor League Football Hall of Fame.
Beside playing football John dedicated coaching youth football from 2005 to 2013 where he coached 120 wins and only 16 loses.
*From 2010 to 2014 John was an active Board Member of the Arena Football League (AFL) Philadelphia Soul .
* 2013 helped CoachTeam Navy to victory vs Army in the first ever Indoor Army/Navy Football game on Comcast Sports Network.
*2011 to 2012 was North Commissioner of the ECFA where the League seen its biggest growth and had its
best seasons of competition. Where he created the NEAFL which would be the North Conference of the ECFA.
2013 He managed to build the NEAFL and go on his own , and it has been one of the most Equally , Fair , Professionally, respected ran leagues on the East Coast and the Nation .
2013 John built the XEFL - Xtreme East Football League for the Fall football and was a success , and now entering its 4th year
*With a career around Football , and all John has done for the Sport we all love , we are glad and honored to have him as our Commissioner of the NEAFL