About Our Athletic Program

The purpose of the Golda Och Academy athletic program is to offer a rewarding athletic experience and to develop the athletic potential of all our students.
Recognizing the distinct differences between Middle School and High School students, and the wide range of individual abilities, the athletic program strives to meet everyone’s needs.

Athletes are encouraged to develop a sense of positive sportsmanship, integrity, values, ethics, and derekh eretz and to display these qualities on and off the field. Development of leadership, personal responsibility and self esteem, and sensitivity and compassion towards others are also desired outcomes of the athletic program.
School colors: Blue and Gold
Mascot: Roadrunner
Conferences: NJSIAA Non-Public B, Super Essex Conference - Independence Division
Box scores:

List of 3 items.

  • Boys running x-country


    • Boys/Girls Varsity Cross Country
    • Boys/Girls Middle School Cross Country
    • Boys Varsity Soccer
    • Boys Middle School Soccer
    • Girls Varsity Soccer
    • Girls Middle School Soccer
    • Girls Varsity Tennis
    • Girls Middle School Tennis
    • Girls Varsity Volleyball
  • Girls basketball team


    • Boys Varsity Basketball
    • Boys JV Basketball
    • Boys Middle School Basketball
    • Girls Varsity Basketball
    • Girls Middle School Basketball
    • Boys/Girls Middle School Volleyball
  • Spring

    • Boys Varsity Baseball
    • Boys Middle School Baseball
    • Boys Varsity Tennis
    • Boys Middle School Tennis
    • Boys Varsity Volleyball
    • Girls Varsity Softball
    • Girls Middle School Softball
    • Girls JV Lacrosse
ESPN Broadcaster and School Parent Ariel Helwani delivers an inspirational message to our student-athletes and parents.

Our Goal

The ultimate goal of the Golda Och Academy athletic program is to enable the athletes to mature socially, emotionally and physically. The individual’s character is built on respect of self and others, physical and emotional discipline and the ability to give 100 percent during practice as well as competition. Most importantly, our athletes learn to accept defeat and victory with equal poise. The success of the athletic program is built on commitment, cooperation, tolerance and enthusiasm among the individual players, coaches, administration, parents and community.


List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Dennis Kozar

    Dennis Kozar 

    Athletic Director and PE/Health Faculty
  • Photo of Joseph Candela

    Joseph Candela 

    PE/Health Faculty, Upper School
  • Photo of Robert Cohen

    Robert Cohen 

    PE/Health Faculty, Upper School
  • Photo of Justin Mault

    Justin Mault 

    PE Faculty, Lower School
  • Photo of Sandy Pyonin

    Sandy Pyonin 

    PE/Health Faculty, Upper School

Winter Teams and Coaches

  • Boys Varsity:  Sandy Pyonin
  • Girls Varsity:  Bryce Lewis
  • Boys JV:  Mike Stern
  • Boys Middle School:  Sandy Pyonin
  • Girls Middle School:  Joe Candela

  • Middle School:  Marni Endlich, John Chang