Eddie ‘EJ’ Tarpey is currently playing in the MBA (Masters Basketball Association) for Team USA South in the 50-54 division, was selected to represent the USA in the 14th World Maxi Championship in Italy (finished 5th) in June 2017, a member of the gold medal team in the NJ Garden Senior Games and the Florida Sunshine State Senior Games.
EJ is a former missionary athlete for Risk Takers 4 Christ in Florida; the South Jersey Saints; FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes); Team Lasorgente in Giveno, Italy; Starting Line (Chuck Colson’s prison ministry team NYC and Detroit); former all conference Evangel University; NJ All-State for Phillipsburg High School; and former Director of the West Jersey Hawks. He has conducted clinics in the US, Italy, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. EJ has been mentored by Hall of Fame coach and 11 time NBA Champion Phil Jackson; Princeton University coach Pete Carrill; and former NBA All-Star and 12 year NBA vet Steve Mix.
EJ’s desire is to share God’s love thru basketball to kids and adults in the USA, Puerto Rico, Philippines, and beyond.
EJ and his wife Eden have been married for 21 years and have a daughter named Sunshine. They attend Tabernacle Christian Ministries Church and reside in Vero Beach, Florida.
EJ graduated from Evangel University with a B.S. in Sociology and a minor in Business.