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:

•  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

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

•  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


List of 14 members.

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

    • Ariel Helwani

Upcoming Games


List of 5 members.

  • Dennis Kozar 

    Director of Athletics; Varsity Baseball Coach
    Kean University - BA
    DeVry University - AS
  • Robert Cohen 

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

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

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

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