Ridgewood High School Basketball
Ridgewood High School Basketball
This is Coach Fiocchi’s twelfth year as the Freshman Boys Basketball Coach, which
follows a 12-year tenure as the Varsity Assistant Coach at Ridgewood. John began his
teaching career in 1975 at the Charles Dewolfe School in Old Tappan before coming to
Ridgewood in 1988 to teach at Benjamin Franklin Middle School. His vast coaching
experience in basketball includes five years as the JV and Freshman Coach at Northern
Valley Old Tappan, two years as JV Coach at Bergen Catholic High School, a year as JV
Coach at St. Joseph’s Regional, and nine years as the Varsity Coach at Northern Valley
Old Tappan before coming to RHS in 1993.
Coach Fiocchi grew up in Northvale, NJ, where he attended Northern Valley Regional High
School, Old Tappan. He attended Wagner College in Staten Island, and earned his
Bachelor of Arts degree in social studies in 1975. He continued his education at Ramapo
College where he received a master’s degree in education technology.
John and his wife, Susan, have two children, Chris and Cait, both of whom graduated from
James Madison University and earned master’s degrees. Chris is the Assistant Director of
Facilities and Director of Aquatics at Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Texas, and
Cait teaches fifth grade in Fairfax County, Virginia.
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Coach John Fiocchi