2019-2020 Ridge Boys Hockey Coaching Staff
Varsity Head Coach
Tim graduated from Newark College of Engineering (now known as NJIT), where he was Captain of the Ice Hockey team. After graduation, he played for the Newark Brewers and the New Jersey Rockets at a time when those teams were considered semi-pro. During that time he was coached by Jack LeClair, a member of the Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup championship teams in 1955, 1956, and 1957. Before coming to Ridge, Tim coached for the NJ Devils, Montclair Blues, and Bridgewater Bears youth hockey teams, as well as the Ironbound Youth Hockey Association. The Ridge State Title in 2018-2019 was Coach Mullin's third, with the prior 2 in 2016-2017 and 2007-2008. This is Tim’s 26th year coaching the Ridge Red Devils.
John graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2010. While at URI, he was a goaltending coach for the Rhode Island JR Rams Youth Hockey club as well as an integral part of the university's intramural ice hockey program. Growing up, John was a member of the Ridge Junior Devils middle school team and Bridgewater Bears Youth Hockey club. He played for the Ridge Varsity Ice Hockey team and head coach Tim Mullin from 2001 to 2005. During that time, John was in goal for three straight division championships including Ridge High School's first ever ice hockey championship in 2003. He was also the starting goaltender for Ridge's first ever appearance in a State Final in 2004. John is Ridge Hockey's all time wins leader, finishing with a career record of 48- 8- 6.
Junior Varsity Head Coach
Chet graduated from James Madison University in 1985. Following college, he
became involved in ice hockey and in 1992 created the Passaic Valley Hockey
Club. From 1992-2016, Chet organized and managed leagues, tournaments and all scheduling for the organization. Chet, an employee of the school district, is also the coach of the boys Ridge Freshman Soccer team and the manager of the William Annin Middle School baseball team. This is Chet’s fourth year as Junior Varsity Head Coach at Ridge.
Mike manages an International metals trading company. Mike was a key member of the very first Ridge Hockey team that took the McMannis Cup back in 2003 along with current Ridge coach John Gerke. His youth career was spent mostly with the Colonials. After High School, he was a captain (and won the championship) for the Metro Fighting Moose of the CEHL where he was coached by David Lohrel (CCHA/USHL/ECHL) and Bruce Driver. In 2005, Mike was a captain for the Oswego Admirals of the Ontario Junior Hockey League. In 2014, he was recruited to play for the Sun Valley Suns on the 40th Anniversary team in the semi-pro BDHL. From 2016-2017, Mike coached try-out camps and did scouting for the single A professional Federal Hockey League and Southern Professional Hockey League.