STAFF MEMBERS

David Kennedy

Position: Head Coach
Email: dkennedy@clarkschools.org

Rick Hoos

Position: Coach
Email: rhoos@clarkschools.org
Go...Fight...Win...COUGARS!!! "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."~Confucius

Caleb Bain

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: cbain@clarkschools.org

Nick Cilento

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA

Thomas Urban

Position: Volunteer Coach
Email: NA

David Kennedy

Position: Head Coach
Email: dkennedy@clarkschools.org

Joe Marino

Position: Head Coach
Email: ripmarino@gmail.com

Marjana Banic

Position: Coach
Email: NA

Melissa Beyruti

Position: Coach
Email: NA

Rick Hoos

Position: Coach
Email: rhoos@clarkschools.org
Go...Fight...Win...COUGARS!!! "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."~Confucius

Sondra Parin

Position: Coach
Email: NA

Chris Drechsel

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: cdrechsel@clarkschools.org

Jonathan Hadyka

Position: Volunteer Coach
Email: NA

Michele Zaleski

Position: Head Coach
Email: mzaleski@clarkschools.org
Coach Zaleski has been a member of the ALJ Coaching Staff since 1995. During her tenure she has coached her teams to: 5 Conference Titles, 4 Union County Titles, 4 State Sectional Titles and 1 Group 1 State Championship.

Lindsey Lerner

Position: Head Coach
Email: johnsoncheerleaders@gmail.com

Cristina Faro

Position: Volunteer Coach
Email: cfaro@clarkschools.org

Jessica Lerner

Position: Volunteer Coach
Email: jlerner@clarkschools.org

Sue Hamilton

Position: Volunteer Coach
Email: NA
Coach Hamilton began cheerleading as a pee-wee for the River Dell community in Bergen County, NJ. She continued to cheer into high school and eventually took a spot as part of the Sideline Crew doing stats for the River Dell High School football team. After attending Seton Hall University for her undergraduate studies, she found herself in the Clark Public School District. Coach Hamilton has taught at both Arthur L. Johnson High School for 11th and 12th grade Language Arts and then at Carl H. Kumpf for 8th grade Language Arts. Currently, she teaches 7th grade Language Arts at Kumpf and is one of the advisors for Odyssey of the Mind.

Suzanne Hamilton

Position: Volunteer Coach
Email: shamilton@clarkschools.org

Robert Cahill

Position: Coach
Email: rcahill@clarkschools.org
Over the course of the last nine years, I have been proud to be associated with Crusdaer Swimming. ALJ Swimming has produced many fine young men and women through the values of good sportsmanship, dedication, and enthusiasm. Crusader Swimming has sent many swimmers of to swim competitively in college, (The College of New Jersey, Stevens Institute of Technology, Worcester Polytechnical Institue, and Seton Hall University. In addition to coaching Johnson Swimming, I am a a father to two fantastic boys and the husband of my fellow varsity coach, Kelly Cahill. I teach Economics and Social Studies at Arthur L. Johnson.

Katrina Poskay

Position: Head Coach
Email: kposkay@clarkschools.org

As a player Katrina was a four year starter at Montclair State University, in which she started every game of her career. She was all NJAC 1stteam three times and was a two year captain.

 

Her accomplishments as a coach include:

·       186 Wins and qualified for State Tournament play in each of her 13 seasons as Head Coach.

·       Appeared in 9 straight Union County Tournament Finals.

·       Mountain Valley Conference Champions (2005).

·       North Jersey Section II Group 2 Sectional State Champions (2008, 2010, 2011).

·      Union County Champions (2009).

·       In addition, she coached three members of the 2011 National Champion Team from TCNJ and currently has 14 Johnson graduates playing in college.

Alison Severage

Position: Volunteer Coach
Email: amseverage@gmail.com

Jennifer Goldberg

Position: Volunteer Coach
Email: NA

Anthony DelConte

Position: Head Coach
Email: adelconte@clarkschools.org
I am a graduate of Arthur L. Johnson and became a member of Arthur L. Johnson's staff in the fall of 2011. I started coaching football and track at that time and was happy to be back in Crusader Country. I currently teach math at the high school and I am a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where I earned a Masters Degree in Math/Education.

Bob Dougherty

Position: Coach
Email: NA

Steven Cancellieri

Position: Coach
Email: NA

Chris Di Nucci

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: dinuccic@gmail.com

Joe Ascolese

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA

Joe Marino

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA

Joe Sortino

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: jsortino@clarkschools.org

Ed Pedicini

Position: Volunteer Coach
Email: emeraldlawnsprinklers@yahoo.com

Ryan Redfern

Position: Volunteer Coach
Email: rredfern@twpunionschools.org

Dan House

Position: Head Coach
Email: Dhouse@clarkschools.org
Mr. House has been teaching and coaching since 1997. He became a Health and Physical Education teacher at Arthur L. Johnson High School in 2006. Mr. House currently coaches: Varsity boys Soccer, Varsity Golf and Boys Freshmen Basketball.

Brianna Ferdinandi

Position: Head Coach
Email: brianna.ferdinandi@aol.com
I am a former ALJ gymnast. I will be graduating from Temple University in May 2015 with a Masters degree in early childhood education. I competed at this Division I university for four years on multiple events. I am excited for a fun and successful season!

Bryan Klimchak

Position: Head Coach
Email: bklimchak@clarkschools.org
A 2004 graduate of Arthur L. Johnson HS. I lettered in lacrosse and ice hockey and was a captain my senior year. I attended Montclair State University and majored in Art Education. While at MSU I played lacrosse and was an all-conference selection for three years in addition to the USILA all-star team in 2008. I have been the head JV / Assistant Varsity lacrosse coach at Johnson since 2009 and have recently been appointed head coach of the boys ice hockey team.

Andrew Lazirko

Position: Coach
Email: NA

Corey LoForte

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA

Louis Van Bergen

Position: Head Coach
Email: lvanbergenjr@clarkschools.org
I am a 1991 graduate of Arthur L. Johnson HS. I lettered 3 years in lacrosse and was a captain my senior year. I attended Southampton College and majored in Marine Biology. While at Southampton I played lacrosse and was a captian my junior and senior years. I started coaching lacrosse at Kumpf Middle School in 1997. I was hired as a biology teacher at ALJ in 2000. In 2007 I moved to ALJ to be the varsity assisant concentrating on the defense and goalies. In 2010 I was promoted to head coach. I love coaching in the town and at the school that has given me so much.

Scott Diaz

Position: Coach
Email: sdiaz@clarkschools.org
Carl H. Kumpf Lacrosse Coach

Bryan Klimchak

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: bklimchak@clarkschools.org
A 2004 graduate of Arthur L. Johnson HS. I lettered in lacrosse and ice hockey and was a captain my senior year. I attended Montclair State University and majored in Art Education. While at MSU I played lacrosse and was an all-conference selection for three years in addition to the USILA all-star team in 2008. I have been the head JV / Assistant Varsity lacrosse coach at Johnson since 2009 and have recently been appointed head coach of the boys ice hockey team.

Ed Pedicini

Position: Volunteer Coach
Email: emeraldlawnsprinklers@yahoo.com

Scott Klimchak

Position: Volunteer Coach
Email: NA
Scott is a 2009 graduate of ALJ. In his time at Johnson Scott was a dynamic attackmen attaining All-Conference honors multiple times and being named All State and All American in his senior year. He attended Rutgers (2014) and excelled once again at "RU" on the lacrosse field. Scott was named a Big East Player of the week multiple times. Scott will be working with our midfielders and attack.  

Dan House

Position: Head Coach
Email: Dhouse@clarkschools.org
Mr. House has been teaching and coaching since 1997. He became a Health and Physical Education teacher at Arthur L. Johnson High School in 2006. Mr. House currently coaches: Varsity boys Soccer, Varsity Golf and Boys Freshmen Basketball.

Meredith Peitz

Position: Head Coach
Email: mpeitz@clarkschools.org

Caleb Bain

Position: Coach
Email: cbain@clarkschools.org

Chris Marcin

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: cmarcin@clarkschools.org
Mr. Marcin graduated from Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He joined the teaching staff at Arthur L. Johnson High School in the fall of 2003. Currently, Mr. Marcin teaches graphic design and open studio. He is the head track coach and assistant soccer coach. Mr. Marcin was named "2008 Star-Ledger NJ Coach of the Year" and was awarded "Teacher of the Year" for the Clark Public School District in 2009.

Rick Hoos

Position: Coach
Email: rhoos@clarkschools.org
Go...Fight...Win...COUGARS!!! "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."~Confucius

Breanna Casey

Position: Volunteer Coach
Email: NA

Joe Zimbardo

Position: Volunteer Coach
Email: NA

Michael Mancino

Position: Head Coach
Email: mmancino@clarkschools.org

Andrea Ascolese

Position: Coach
Email: aascolese@clarkschools.org

Erin Lanigan

Position: Coach
Email: elanigan@clarkschools.org

Gary Bundy

Position: Volunteer Coach
Email: NA

Kelly Cahill

Position: Head Coach
Email: kcahill@clarkschools.org
Welcome to Johnson Swimming! I am Kelly Cahill and I have been coaching Johnson Swimming since 2004. I am in my ninth season and have had a great joy in coaching. Our philosophy is to teach our athletes the fundamentals of competitive swimming and most importantly, teach them about good sportsmanship, committment, dedication, and teamwork. We have successfully coached a number of college athletes who competitively swim for Seton Hall, Stevens, TCNJ, and Worcester Polytech. My swimming experience is not limited to coaching, I am an alum of Johnson Swimming and swam for the Girl's Warriors at East Stroudsburg University, under Lisa Pizutto. Outside of school and swimming I am the mother to two adorable boys and coach with my husband. Go Crusaders!

Robert Cahill

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: rcahill@clarkschools.org
Over the course of the last nine years, I have been proud to be associated with Crusdaer Swimming. ALJ Swimming has produced many fine young men and women through the values of good sportsmanship, dedication, and enthusiasm. Crusader Swimming has sent many swimmers of to swim competitively in college, (The College of New Jersey, Stevens Institute of Technology, Worcester Polytechnical Institue, and Seton Hall University. In addition to coaching Johnson Swimming, I am a a father to two fantastic boys and the husband of my fellow varsity coach, Kelly Cahill. I teach Economics and Social Studies at Arthur L. Johnson.

Christopher Raguseo

Position: Head Coach
Email: craguseo@clarkschools.org
I have been the Head Coach of the girls program since 2002 when I began my teaching career with the Clark school district. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of the game. A game that can be played throughout a lifetime.

Chris Marcin

Position: Head Coach
Email: cmarcin@clarkschools.org
Mr. Marcin graduated from Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He joined the teaching staff at Arthur L. Johnson High School in the fall of 2003. Currently, Mr. Marcin teaches graphic design and open studio. He is the head track coach and assistant soccer coach. Mr. Marcin was named "2008 Star-Ledger NJ Coach of the Year" and was awarded "Teacher of the Year" for the Clark Public School District in 2009.

Anthony DelConte

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: adelconte@clarkschools.org
I am a graduate of Arthur L. Johnson and became a member of Arthur L. Johnson's staff in the fall of 2011. I started coaching football and track at that time and was happy to be back in Crusader Country. I currently teach math at the high school and I am a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where I earned a Masters Degree in Math/Education.

Michele Zaleski

Position: Head Coach
Email: mzaleski@clarkschools.org
Coach Zaleski has been a member of the ALJ Coaching Staff since 1995. During her tenure she has coached her teams to: 5 Conference Titles, 4 Union County Titles, 4 State Sectional Titles and 1 Group 1 State Championship.