PCCA NEWSLETTER

                                                                                      WINTER 2018


Message from the President

As the winter season is gearing up, the Passaic County Executive Board wishes all our athletes and coaches the best as you compete in league, county, and state championship play. It is our hope that you enjoy the camaraderie of teammates and the thrill of competition. The Passaic County Coaches Association is very proud of the numerous county tournaments it hosts and looks forward to all the excitement that comes along with them. May the New Year bring you and your team success, good health, and happiness.

Colleen M. Moyle

Fall Coaches of the Year

Congratulations to the following

Cross-Country (Boys)–Dennys Falcon, Passaic

Cross-Country (Girls)–John Pontes, Clifton

Field Hockey– Krista Provost, West Milford

Football–Rande Roca, Manchester

Gymnastics–Samantha Colangelo, Wayne Valley

Soccer (Boys)–Marc Pollaro, Passaic

Soccer (Girls)–Greg Rehberger, Wayne Hills

Tennis (Girls)–Chad Cole, Clifton

Volleyball–Alima Pudup, Passaic County Tech


Life Member

One outstanding gentleman was inducted as a life member in December at the PCCA Annual Awards Night.  Bob Bishop, Wayne Valley, is our newest member of this elite group.   If you have a future nominee for this award, contact an executive committee member.


20 Year Service Award

The following were honored for twenty years of service to the county:

Eastern Christian–Terry Allen

Passaic–William Curry            

Wayne Hills–Brad Smith & Mike Shale                                                                          

Wayne Valley–Lorene Bishop         

West Milford– Ray La Croix & Craig Spencer                                                                                                     

Special Award of Honor

Joe Costello was honored for his contributions to the Passaic County Coaches Association. Joe worked for the Suburban Trends and provided excellent coverage of our county athletes.


Coaches’ Directory

A copy of the directory has been sent to each school.  It is suggested that the directory be copied as needed and made available to all your coaches.





News from the Treasurer

All newly appointed coaches should contact their athletic director or county representative to become a member of the PCCA.  You must be a member to seed the tournaments, nominate, and vote for all-county athletes, and be eligible for coach of the year. Remember, the county card admits only you and a guest to all county games and should be carried with you.  All correspondence to Bob Dondero should be sent to 1206 Richmond Road, West Milford, NJ 07480.


Update Information

Attention all Athletic Directors, County Representatives, and Secretaries: Please update your email addresses, as necessary.


Fall Sports Champions

Cross-Country (Boys)—Passaic HS

Cross-Country (Girls)—Clifton HS

Field Hockey—West Milford HS

Gymnastics—Wayne Valley HS

Soccer (Boys)—Clifton HS

Soccer (Girls)—Lakeland & Wayne Hills HS (co-champions)

Tennis (Girls)—Wayne Hills HS

Volleyball—Wayne Valley                                  


Upcoming Events

Friday, January 19th at the Brownstone – Winter Athletic Directors & Trainers Meeting @ 10 AM

Wednesday, March 27 at the Brownstone – Beefsteak & Awards Night @ 7:30 PM

Thursday, May 24th at the Brownstone – Spring Athletic Directors Meeting @ 10 AM

 Monday, June 11th at the Tides – Girls’ All-County Awards Dinner @ 7:00 PM

Tuesday, June 12th at the Tides – Boys’ All-County Awards Dinner @ 7:00 PM


Winter Tournament Dates

Boys’ Basketball—-Saturday, Feb. 17th at Kennedy (Semi-Finals)

                               Saturday, Feb. 24th at Wayne Valley (Finals)

Girls’ Basketball—-Saturday, Feb. 17th at Kennedy (Semi-Finals)

                               Saturday, Feb.  24th at Wayne Valley (Finals)

Bowling—-Friday, Jan. 19th at Parkway Lanes

Indoor Track—-Monday, Jan. 29th at Ocean Breeze, Staten Island

Wrestling—-Saturday, Jan. 27th at West Milford

Girls’ Fencing—-Friday, Feb. 9th at Wayne Valley 

Swimming—-Saturday, Jan. 6th at Passaic County Tech

Ice Hockey—-Friday, Jan. 12th at Floyd Hall Arena (Preliminary Game)

                       Saturday, Jan. 13th at Floyd Hall Arena (Semi-Finals)

                       Monday, Jan. 15th at Floyd Hall Arena (Finals)



The next deadline for the newsletter is March 15th.  Send all information to Sharon Hughes at