Team Staff Profile - Taylor Berkowitz
Coach Berkowitz will be entering his third season with the Pioneers. Taylor will be working with the defensive core throughout the season and serve as the team's gameday scout. Taylor served as the Head Coach of Wayne Hills High School last season. Prior to Wayne Hills, Taylor served as Head Coach for Passaic Valley High School. In 2010, Coach Berkowitz helped guide the Quarry Cats U16 team to a Bronze Medal at the USA Hockey Girls National Championships in Michigan.
He previously had two separate stints at the collegiate
level where he was on the staff of Montclair State, one which included a 2000-2001 MACHA championship and undefeated season. His familiarity with Coach Ballance's coaching style and years of coaching with Joe over the years makes it a seamless transition for the Pioneers.
Coach Berkowitz has coached several select youth teams, which produced Prep School and College players as well as OHL, QMJHL, and NHL draft picks.
In addition to coaching with the Pioneers this season, Coach Berkowitz will be coaching with the North Jersey Avalanche at the Tier 1 AAA level.
Coach Taylor works as a Social Studies teacher at Wayne Hills High School.