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It's never too early to live your dream....

 John Rohr has been the head coach of the Parmaus Catholic JV Hockey team since 2001, taking only 2 years off from 2003-2005 to coach the West Orange High School spring league.  

Rohr has coached multiple levels of hockey, from Mites to High School.  Starting his coaching career back in early 1995, Rohr's focus has always been to build a foundation for his players to excel to the next level.  "I place a huge emphasis on learning while having fun.  I believe that kids should enjoy hockey first, work as a team and then everything else will fall into place." 

With multiple undefeated seasons for Paramus Catholic's JV team, Rohr's coaching theory is hard to dispute.

Jr. Varsity 

 Head Coach - John Rohr

 

Varsity

Head Coach - Keith Bland

Asst. Coach - Kevin O'Hara

Keith Bland has been head coach of the Paramus Catholic Varsity hockey team since 2008.  As a high school hockey player once himself, Bland played defense helping his team win a state title in 1991 and earned himself All-State honors as an upperclassman.  After graduating high school Bland traveled around the country playing for various teams of all levels.

He played 2 years of junior hockey in the USHL, immediately after high school, accepting a scholarship to the University of Alaska Anchorage. He signed his first minor-league contract in the Western PHL making his pro debut for the Amarillo Rattlers.  Bland played for the Central Stampede his second year and in his third year, he transitioned to the ECHL, where he played for the Baton Rouge Kingfish.  Midway through the season, he was traded to the West Virginia-based Wheeling Nailers - a farm team for the Pittsburgh Penguins.  As a free agent, Bland returned to Baton Rouge for his fourth professional season. On break, in Paramus, NJ and about to begin his fifth season, Bland saw an opportunity to settle down to pursue a life long dream of becoming a Paramus police officer.  He obtained that goal as well and is currently in his 12th year.