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The Passaic County Coaches Association honored twenty-one coaches and school staff for the service, contributions, and victories at the 44th annual Beefsteak and Awards Dinner at The Brownstone on Tuesday, March 18th.  View the awards video below:


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20th Dondero Classic at Back Beach (Haskell) Saturday, April 12
  • Eastside vs. Kennedy, noon
  • Passaic vs. Manchester, noon
  • De Paul Catholic vs. Clifton, 2:30
  • Hawthorne Christian Academy vs. Passaic County Tech, 2:30
  • Wayne Valley vs. Greenwich (CT), 5:00
  • Passaic Valley vs. Pompton Lakes, 5:00
  • West Milford vs. Lakeland, 7:30
  • Hawthorne vs. Wayne Hills, 7:30

De Paul Catholic will host its second annual "Strike Out Cancer" benefit game on Saturday, April 12.  The Spartans will play vs. Pompton Lakes at 10 a.m.  All proceeds from the event, which will include T-shirt sales and raffles, will benefit cancer survivors Donna Struck, the mother of a De Paul baseball player; and Maureen Karsen, the wife of wrestling coach Keith Karsen.

Some 350 guests turned out at The Brownstone in Paterson for a fundraiser beefsteak dinner to benefit the James L. Loverdi Children Educational Fund. Coach Loverdi was 44 years old when he died suddenly late in last July.  He was head coach of the baseball team and assistant coach of football.  To contribute, send a check to The Loverdi Fund, c/o John Manning, 27 Charlotte Terrace, Wayne, NJ 07470.  Photo courtesy of West Milford HS baseball coach Joe Jordan.

The NJADA (New Jersey Association of Directors of Athletics) honored Tim Gillen (West Milford) and Sharon Hughes (Passaic County Tech), retiring athletic directors, at the annual convention in Atlantic City during March.  They were presented with awards for their many years of service to their school, their conference, the county, and the NJSIAA.  Congratulations to both, who remain as executive committee members of the Passaic County Coaches Association for the 2014-2015 year (and beyond)

2013-14 Passaic County Schools by Group

  • North 1, Group 4: Clifton, Eastside, Kennedy, Passaic, Passaic County Tech, Wayne Valley
  • North 1, Group 3: Lakeland, Wayne Hills, West Milford
  • North 2, Group 3: Passaic Valley
  • North 1, Group 2: Hawthorne, Manchester
  • North 1, Group 1: Pompton Lakes
  • North, Non-Public A; De Paul Catholic (Group 2 when combined with public schools)
  • North, Non-Public B: Eastern Christian, Hawthorne Christian Academy, Mary Help of Christian Academy (Group 1 when combined with public schools)
  • Charter: Paterson Science & Tech (Group 1 equivalent)

News for 2013 - 2014

  • New Bracket !  The PCCA executive committee approved  for a one-year trial, a new 16-team tournament bracket for boys and girls soccer in the Fall, boys and girls basketball in the Winter, and baseball and softball in the spring.  The bracket (a sample is available for download here) gives the top 8 teams a first round bye and the top 4 teams a second round bye. The four first round games will be very evenly matched, even though seeded.... and 12 of the 16 teams in each tournament will start with a HOME game!

What's new at YOUR school?  Let us know.

2013-2014 Tournament Summary

19 County Titles through Winter Season:

  • Wayne Hills (6): Girls Cross Country, Girls Tennis, Girls Soccer, Boys Soccer, Field Hockey, Gymnastics
  • Wayne Valley (3): Boys Cross Country, Girls Swimming, Girls Bowling
  • Clifton (2): Boys Swimming, Boys Track
  • Passaic County Tech (2): Boys Bowling, Girls Track
  • Eastside (2): Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball
  • De Paul Catholic (1): Wrestling
  • Lakeland (1): Girls Fencing
  • Passaic Valley (1): Girls Volleyball
  • West Milford (1): Ice Hockey

“Dedicated to serving the youth of Passaic County”
Passaic County, N.J.

2013 - 2014

   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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