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The Coaches

Tim Mullin
Joe Narcise

Tim Mullin

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 2021-2022 was Coach Mullin's forth, with the prior 3 in 2018-2019, 2016-2017, and 2007-2008. This is Tim’s 28th year coaching the Ridge Red Devils.

Joe Narcise

Varsity Assistant Coach

Coach Joe Narcise spent his formative years playing club hockey for the Morris County Colonials and the Junior B devils.  He was captain both junior and senior year at Randolph High School where he played 4 years on their varsity ice hockey team.  Coach Joe led his team at the Mennen cup playoffs where they defeated Delbarton and later went on to win the Mennen cup.  After graduating from Randolph High School he went on to attend New Hampshire college and played his first year of college hockey.   He then moved to Baltimore, MD where he attended Towson University and played for their hockey team for his remaining three years of college. The 35th anniversary of the Morris county scholastic hockey league recently selected their top players from 1975-2011.  Coach Joe Narcise was chosen as one of them.  He was also an instructor for Hockey North America while attending Towson University.  After graduating in 2004 he moved back to Morris County with his wife and 2 kids and continues to play on a men’s league team.

John Gerke

John Gerke

Varsity Assistant Coach

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.

Josh Filipovits

Josh Filipovits

Junior Varsity Coach

Josh started his playing career relatively late, at the age of 13 but still played for 4 years (3 on varsity) at Wayne Hills earning the “A” of an assistant captain his senior year. Josh played Club hockey for the NJ Avalanche (18U) for a couple of seasons and another with the NJ Rockets.  Following his High School and Club hockey career, Josh went on to play at Ramapo College where he was one of the founding members of the team. Josh served on the Ramapo College Hockey E-Board for 3 years holding all of the board positions as well as being named an assistant captain his Sophomore season. Josh’s Junior year at Ramapo, the team went 26-1 and won the Metropolitan Collegiate Hockey Conference Championship.  Josh’s first foray into coaching after college was with the NJ Colts where he coached Squirts until COVID-19 shut them down.  Josh is excited not only to become part of the rich legacy of Ridge hockey, but to work with and hone his coaching skills alongside long-time assistants Coach Narcise and Coach Gerke, as well as under Hall of Fame and 4-time State Champion winning coach Tim Mullin.  Currently, Josh is a police officer in Basking Ridge.  He has been an officer for about one year and will be serving the town for many years to come. 

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