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 15 members.

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

    • Ariel Helwani

Upcoming Games

Away
League
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Winfield School
Winfield School
Home
League
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Oak Knoll
Upper School - Gymnasium - Gym
Away
League
vs.
Montclair Kimberly Academy
Montclair Kimberly Academy (Upper School)
Home
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West Caldwell Tech
Upper School - Gymnasium - Gym
Away
League
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Science Park HS
Home
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Malcolm X Shabbazz
Upper School - Gymnasium - Gym
Away
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Science Park HS
Away
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Morristown Beard School
Morristown Beard School
Home
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Union Ave Middle School (Irvington)
Upper School - Gymnasium - Gym
Away
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Village School
Away
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Village School
Home
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Roselle Park HS
Upper School - Gymnasium - Gym
Home
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Cranford HS
Upper School - Gymnasium - Gym
Home
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Montclair HS
Upper School - Gymnasium - Gym
Away
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Roselle Park Middle School
Roselle Park Middle School
Away
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East Side HS
Home
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Roselle Park Middle School
Upper School - Gymnasium - Gym
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American History
Upper School - Gymnasium - Gym
Away
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Gottesman Academy
Gottesman Academy
Away
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Gottesman Academy
Gottesman Academy
Away
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Barringer HS
Barringer High School
Home
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Cedar Grove HS
Upper School - Gymnasium - Gym
Home
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Cedar Grove HS
Gym - GOA Upper School Gymnasium 2 - 1
Home
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University Middle School, Irvington
Upper School - Gymnasium - Gym
Away
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Newark Collegiate
Away
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St Benedict's Preparatory School
Away
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Heritage MS, Livingston
Heritage Middle School
Away
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Heritage MS, Livingston
Heritage Middle School
Home
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Orange HS
Upper School - Gymnasium - Gym
Away
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Newark Collegiate

Staff

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Dennis Kozar

    Dennis Kozar 

    Director of Athletics, Health and Physical Education Faculty, Upper School
    973-602-3650
    Kean University - BA
    DeVry University - AS
  • Photo of Robert Cohen

    Robert Cohen 

    Health and Physical Education Faculty, Upper School • Girls Varsity Soccer Coach
    Montclair State University - Teaching Certification
  • Photo of Sandy Pyonin

    Sandy Pyonin 

    Health and Physical Education Faculty, Upper School
    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 

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