Coaches and Staff

Bob Toy
Head Coach

Coach Toy brings twenty-three years of coaching experience to Ramapo College. He served as Assistant Coach at Ramapo College last season and was instrumental to success of the team that went to the ACHA Nationals in Dallas. He returns to his alma mater as Head Coach of the Roadrunners for the 2019-2020 season.

Coach Toy began his coaching career in 1997 with the Ramsey Hockey Association. He was Head Coach at various levels in the organization from Mites to High School. There he was instrumental in developing the learn to skate program. Being the consummate instructor, Coach Toy was lead instructor for 12 and under clinic participants developing skating and stick handling skills at Sport-O-Rama from 2002-2005. During the time, Bob also as Assistant Varsity Coach at Pascack Valley High School (winners of the NBIL Cup White and Blue Divisions 2002-2004). He was also involved with the Ramapo Saints (NJYHL) from 2000-2006 as Head Coach of the Mite Squirt and Pee Wee levels. The 2003-2004 Squirt B-Team took 1st place in NJYHL North division and 1st in the NJYHL playoffs; the 2002-2003 Mite B-Team took 1st place in the NJYHL North division and 2nd in the NJYHL playoffs. His winning percentage over six seasons was .688.  

Coach Toy switch over to Ice Vault where strung a long line of successes. From 2006-2012, he was Head Coach of the Ice Vault Bandits (NJYHL) Pee Wee A team and from 2007-2015 he was Head Coach of Ramsey High School. In that time, the Rams were Division Champions 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011,2012, 2013 2014, 2015; reached the State Finals 2008, 2014, 2015; and were State Champions in 2008. His overall record from 2007-2015 at Ramsey High School was 177-35-14, which /.is an .835 winning percentage. Coach Toy was Assistant Coach for Team New Jersey for Team New Jersey for Americas Showcase (2015-17) in which his duties included Recruiting, Scheduling, Running Practice, and Game management. His boundaries have been limitless. From 2012 to the present he has been involved with the Elite Junior program - New Jersey Hitmen. He has served as Head Coach of the U14 Minor team and Assistant Coach of the USPHL Empire, Elite Junior team. The team have been North Division Champions 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019. While still with the Hitmen, Coach Toy became Assistant Coach with the Ramapo College Roadrunners. Now as Head Coach, he hopes to bring Ramapo College back to Nationals.

Coach Toy lives in Mahwah with his wife Sherry and sons Eric and Zack. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Ramapo College. He was also a member of the Nation Honor Society in Business Administration.

Mike Winters
Assitant Coach

Coach Winters has coached youth hockey since 2004 for the New Jersey Bandits out of the Ice Vault Arena in Wayne, New Jersey. He has coached Mite C through 16AA. In that span his teams have earned tournament titles, league championships, playoff championships, Silver Stick Regional championships, and Atlantic District championships. He is currently the Assistant Coaching Director to Justin Stanlick (Hockey Director) of the New Jersey Bandits. Coach Winters helped coach the Bandit's16AA National Team in 2017-2018 to respectable 1-2 at the National Tournament with 2 close losses at the hands of the 2 teams who eventually played for the National Championship. Coach Winters previously ran the Ice Vault’s Atom program for 7 years and the New Jersey Bandit Mite program for 3 years. In 2018 he was put in charge of the Mite program again to oversee its continued growth and development. Coach Winters is also part of the Ice Vault’s hockey department, running clinics and numerous summer camps. Coach Winters was a member of the Ramsey High School varsity coaching staff from 2007-2015. During that time frame, Ramsey became a public state powerhouse and claimed numerous league titles, division titles, playoff championships, several deep state tournament runs (3 finals appearances), and 1 state title. Coach Winters worked for USA Hockey’s Atlantic District for 4 years and coached at several district and festival camps. He was also part of Jim Hunt’s (then Regional ADM Manager) staff for 3 years, guiding and implementing USA Hockey’s American Development Model within the local area. Coach Winters received his CEP Level 5 Masters from USA Hockey in 2013 in Washington, D.C.

Coach Winters graduated Ramapo College of New Jersey in 2007 with a degree in History, a minor in Psychology, and certification in teaching. He earned a Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in Technology from Saint Mary’s University in 2015 and earned an additional 30 credits in the field of Education. Coach Winters has been an elementary school teacher in Bergen County since 2007. He resides in Morris County with his wife and young son.

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Keith Gay
Goalie Coach

Keith has been playing goalie since he was 7 years old. He played High School hockey for Lakeland Regional, followed by playing at William Paterson University his freshman year before transferring to Ramapo College. While Keith was at Ramapo, the hockey program was jumpstarted again after a 30 year hiatus, and he finished off his Junior and Senior year as a Roadrunner. While at Ramapo his senior year, Keith helped bring an MCHC championship back to the program and was ranked #3 in the nation for ACHA goaltenders, with a 1.76 GAA and a .932 save percentage that season. He was also named the ACHA player of the month twice.

Keith has been coaching private goalie lessons over the years and working as a goalie instructor for summer hockey camps. He has also assisted the Ringwood hockey program as a goalie coach.

Now, Keith spends his days working for a fiber optic internet provider in Manhattan and is excited to be back with the Roadrunners and help bring this team to the next level.

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Art Chill
Director of Hockey Operations

As the first goalie for Ramapo College’s first ice hockey team, Art has been part the program from its inception in 1972. Upon graduation in 1974, Art continued his association with the team by becoming the Assistant Coach. Art and Head Coach Jim Barrow hold the honor of coaching the first Ramapo College athletic team to win a championship. In 1975, he was appointed Head Coach, and guided the 1975-76 season’s team to win Ramapo Ice Hockey’s second consecutive league championship. Art continued as Head Coach for another 8 seasons; finishing his tenure as Head Coach with a record of 102-93-11.

Art was inducted into the Ramapo College Athletic Hall of Fame both for his individual accomplishments and as part of the team induction for the 1975-76 “Super Team.” Although 32 years have passed since Ramapo has had an ice hockey program, Art has helped keep the spirit of Ramapo Ice Hockey alive. He is the author of The History of Ramapo College Ice Hockey, he is one of the organizers of the annual Alumni Game, and he drags out his antique equipment each year to take a turn in the nets. After 40 years of service to Ramapo College, 28 years as Bursar, Art is enjoying retired life.

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Russ Tricoli
General Manager

Russ is an alumnus of Ramapo College, where he set numerous Roadrunner Hockey records, including Most Career and Season Goals and Most Career and Season Hat Tricks. Russ was inducted into the Ramapo College Athletic Hall of Fame both as an individual and as a member of the 1975-76 “Super Team.” After college, Russ helped launch the hockey program at the Secaucus Ice Rink, working 3 years as Rink Manager and 5 years as the hockey instructor.

Married for 33 years, with 3 children and now 2 grandchildren, Russ has spent the past several years coaching youth sports. For more than 20 years, Russell has worked with young athletes in the county, most notably with the Waldwick and Wyckoff club soccer teams. Drawing on his hockey experience, he utilized the parallels between hockey and soccer to inform his coaching strategy, and elevated a D-flight team to an A-flight team with an undefeated season.

As Assistant Coach for the RCIHC in the first season, Russ served in many vital capacities beyond the scope of his official role. He was instrumental in the success of the program’s inaugural year.

Russ demonstrates dedication in all he does. He has a passion for working with children and young adults, helping them build skills, sportsmanship, and character through athletics. He is retired from a 32-year career with PSE&G, and he looks forward to many years ahead working with youth and sports.

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Todd Lizzo
Director of Intramurals and Competitive Sports Clubs

Todd has served in a number of capacities in his 21 years at the Athletic Department of Ramapo College. He also served on the Sports Council.

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