Originally from Albany, New York, PJ attended Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) where he majored in Physical Education. As a student-athlete, he was a member of the men’s hockey team and earned regional all-star honors. After graduating in 2012, PJ relocated to South Florida and became involved with the Florida Jr. Panthers organization. In 2013-14, PJ was an assistant coach for the 12U Southeast Divison Champions. The following season, he was named head coach for the programs 12U team that was a state runner-up. In 2016-17, his 14U team won both the league championship in addition to the state championship. While in Florida, PJ was also able to expand to his coaching resume by working with national and international coaches and players.
In the Summer of 2017, PJ returned home to Albany, NY with his wife and is currently a coach at The Albany Academy prep school. As a level 5 coach, PJ believes that by focusing on the individual development of players, combined with attention to the details, the byproduct will be a successful group of players with a common goal.