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.

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.

School colors: Blue and Gold
Mascot: Roadrunner
Conferences: NJSIAA Non-Public B, Super Essex Conference - Independence Division
Box scores: NJ.com

FALL
•  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

WINTER
•  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

Coaches

List of 16 members.

ESPN Broadcaster and School Parent Ariel Helwani delivers an inspirational message to our student-athletes and parents

    • Ariel Helwani

Upcoming Games

Home
vs.
Kushner Academy
Playing Fields - GOA Soccer Field
Away
League
vs.
Orange HS
Orange Park- Orange
Away
League
vs.
Montclair Kimberly Academy
Montclair Kimberly Academy (Middle School)
Away
League
vs.
Nutley HS
Nutley High School
Home
League
vs.
Glen Ridge HS
Playing Fields - Stagg Tennis Courts
Away
League
vs.
SEC
Branch Brook Park
Away
League
vs.
West Caldwell Tech
Essex Valley School
Home
League
vs.
Gottesman Academy
Playing Fields - GOA Soccer Field
Home
League
vs.
Gottesman Academy
Playing Fields - GOA Soccer Field
Away
League
vs.
Belleville HS
Belleville High School
Home
League
vs.
Bloomfield HS
Upper School - Gymnasium - Gym
Home
League
vs.
Irvington HS
Playing Fields - GOA Soccer Field
Away
League
vs.
Newark Academy
Away
League
vs.
Winfield School
Winfield School
Home
vs.
Maayanot yeshiva HS
Playing Fields - GOA Soccer Field
Away
League
vs.
Plainfield MS
Cedar Brook Park
Away
League
vs.
Plainfield MS
Van Blake Tennis Courts
Away
League
vs.
Montclair HS
Montclair High School
Home
League
vs.
Barringer HS
Upper School - Gymnasium - Gym
Home
League
vs.
Belleville HS
Playing Fields - Stagg Field
Home
League
vs.
University Middle School, Irvington
Playing Fields - GOA Soccer Field
Away
League
vs.
SEC
Branch Brook Park
Away
Rescheduled
League
vs.
East Orange Campus HS
East Orange Campus
Home
League
vs.
Montclair Kimberly Academy
Playing Fields - GOA Soccer Field
Away
League
vs.
University Middle School, Irvington
Chancellor Field
Away
League
vs.
Orange HS
Orange High School
Away
League
vs.
Verona HS
Verona High School
Home
League
vs.
Kent Place School
Playing Fields - West Orange Tennis Club
Home
League
vs.
Kent Place School
Playing Fields - GOA Soccer Field
Away
League
vs.
Heritage MS, Livingston
Heritage Middle School
Away
League
vs.
Bloomfield HS
Bloomfield High School
Home
League
vs.
East Orange Campus HS
Upper School - Gymnasium - Gym
Away
vs.
METS Charter HS

Staff

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Dennis Kozar

    Dennis Kozar 

    Director of Athletics, Varsity Baseball Coach, Girls Middle School Soccer Coach
    973-602-3650
    Kean University - BA
    DeVry University - AS
  • Photo of Robert Cohen

    Robert Cohen 

    Health/Physical Education/Driver's Education - Upper School; Girls Varsity Soccer Coach
    Montclair State University - Teaching Certification
  • Photo of Sandy Pyonin

    Sandy Pyonin 

    Health and Physical Education Faculty - Upper School; Boys Middle School and Boys High School Basket
    Newark State College - BA
  • Photo of Anat Niv

    Anat Niv 

    Health and Physical Education Faculty - Upper School
    Wingate College (Israel) - B.Ed. - Physical Education
  • Photo of Greg DePugh

    Greg DePugh 

    Lower School Faculty, Physical Education
    Monmouth University - BS, MS Ed