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Statement by President Colleen Moyle:
  • The Passaic County Coaches Association Executive Board was notified by Kennedy High School and verified by the NJSIAA on Monday February 23rd that last Saturdays county semi-final boys basketball game vs Wayne Valley High School will be recorded as a forfeit. Therefore, Eastside High School will be crowned the 2015 Passaic County Boys Basketball Champions. 

  • The PCCA girls county final basketball game of Eastside vs Kennedy will be moved up to a 1:00pm start on Saturday February 28th at Wayne Valley High School. 

Colleen M. Moyle
President of the Passaic County Coaches Association

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H.S. Female Athlete of the Week: 
Kristina Langan of Wayne Hills
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Kaitlin Salisbury of Hawthorne, 
By Chuck O'Donnell, Staff Writer, The Record 

H.S. Male Athlete of the Week: Sean Komjian of Lakeland

H.S. Male Athlete of the Week: Isaac Nitro of Passaic Tech

H.S. Female Athlete of the Week: Meaghan O'Donnell of Wayne Valley

H.S. Female Athlete of the Week: Kelly Douglass of Clifton

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A Video Tribute to Wayne Hills' Jon Goldstein, who left us too quickly one year ago....

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NJSIAA Honors Vacca

At the December 1 NJSIAA Sports Award Luncheon at The Pines Manor in Edison, the organization held its 38th annual Award of Honor and 19th annual Hall of Fame. Among those receiving the Sports Award was William "Billy" Vacca, PCCA Secretary, who received an award for Service. His program bio reads:

  • A fixture in Passaic County high school athletics for over 40 years, Bill has been a member of the Passaic County Coaches Association Executive Committee since 1976, serving as President from 2002 to 2005. Served as Chairman of the Passaic County Boys Soccer Tournament since 1980 and as Chairman of the Boys Basketball Tournament since 1982.  In 1991 & 2002, Bill was honored as the Passaic County Athletic Director of the Year.
  • Has been a member of the Directors of Athletics Association of NJ since 1981, serving on the executive committee since 1998, and as president from 2007 - 2009.
  • Has been actively involved with NJSIAA for 25+ years. Served on the Corporate Council and as member of the Executive Committee since 2009.
  • Has served as representative for the NJSIAA State Basketball Tournament since 1980, and was the NJSIAA representative for the State Baseball Tournament from 1978 to 2002.

€‹PCCA Inducts Four Life Members
At the December 3rd Life Member and Service Award Dinner, held at The Brownstone, four new Life Members were inducted bring the total of PCCA Life Members to 117. The new inductees are:

Mike Blakely, West Milford

Sharon Hughes, Passaic County Tech

Steve King, Eastern Christian

Greg Komeshok, PassaIc

Winter Sports Daily Schedule/Scores

Fall All-County Teams:
Boys Soccer    Girls Soccer   Field Hockey   Gymnastics  Tennis  Volleyball  Boys Cross Country   Girls Cross Country   Football

Coaches Hall of Fame

Of the 1,612 coaches inducted into the New Jersey Coaches Association Hall of Fame (Full list). some 94 are from Passaic County schools.  Here are the 94 names.

Passaic County Public Schools by Group, SY 2014 - 2015
  • North 1, Group 1: Hawthorne, Pompton Lakes
  • North 1, Group 2: Lakeland, Manchester
  • North 1, Group 3: Paterson Charter School, Wayne Hills, Wayne Valley, West Milford
  • North 2, Group 3: Passaic Valley
  • North 1, Group 4: Clifton, Eastside, Kennedy, Passaic, Passaic County Tech

Passaic County Non-Public Schools By Group, SY 2014 - 2015
  • North, Non-Public A: De Paul Catholic
  • North, Non-Public B: Hawthorne Christian Academy, Eastern Christian, Mary Help of Christians Academy

2015 Softball Announcement

The Softball Coaches requested to move the Semifinals of the County Tournament to a neutral site as we did up until three years ago. The Executive Committee has granted this request on a one year trail basis.  Attached is the 2015 County Softball Tournament Calendar.

2015 Baseball Announcement

The Baseball Coaches requested to move the dates of the County Tournament. The Executive Committee has granted this request on a one year trail basis.

We crowned 32 Team Champions during the school year. Do you know how many YOUR school won? 

2014-2015 Tournament Summary

After 17 of the 32 County Titles to be awarded:

  • Wayne Hills (6): Girls Tennis, Field Hockey, Gymnastics, Boys Cross Country, Girls Soccer, Girls Swimming
  • Passaic County Tech (4): Boys Swimming, Boys Bowling, Boys Indoor Track (co-champs), Girls Indoor Track
  • Wayne Valley (2) Girls Bowling, Girls Fencing
  • Clifton (1): Girls Cross Country
  • De Paul Catholic (2): Boys Soccer; Wrestling
  • Passaic Valley (1): Girls Volleyball
  • Lakeland (1): Ice Hockey
  • Kennedy (1): Boys indoor Track (co-champs)

€œDedicated to serving the youth of Passaic County
Passaic County, N.J.

2014 - 2015

The purpose of our association is to provide the youth of Passaic County of high school age with the opportunity to engage in athletic competition by participating in various sporting events and awarding to them medals, plaques, and the like for their individual achievements and team success. Inherent in such an undertaking is our desire to promote and foster sportsmanship, good will and respect, as well as providing the training ground upon which the participants cannot only improve their individual skills and team play, but also develop a positive attitude and aptitude towards friendly competition. Underlying all of this is that we ideally wish to help the participants develop the skills that are necessary to make the transition from sports to life and become morally, mentally, emotionally, and physically prepared to be good citizens.

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