Head Coach Christopher Tommins
Coach Tommins comes to Hillsborough having played High School hockey for Bridgewater-Raritan from 03-07. During his four year career he was top 5 in all offensive categories and holds the record for most games played in school history. Coach played Junior hockey for the New Jersey Renegades and at collegiate level with William Paterson University. This is Coach Tommins’ first year as Head Coach of Hillsborough High School Ice Hockey having served as Assistant Coach the last two seasons. Along with coaching at Hillsborough, Coach Tommins is an Assistant Coach/ Scout for the New Jersey Renegades of the NA3AHL.
Assistant Coach Christopher “Miko” Mikolajczyk
After graduation from Paul Smith’s junior college hockey program in 1990, Mr. Mikolajczyk began his coaching career at Bridgewater Sports Arena. “Coach Miko” as he is known, served as commissioner to the squirt/peewee house leagues as well as coaching teams in those systems. Coach Miko then moved on to coach varsity high school hockey at Governor Livingston H.S., serving as the assistant coach in 1999-2000 and the head coach from 2000-2002. In the summer of 2002, Coach Miko was named as an assistant coach to the Randolph H.S. varsity hockey program that went on to win the 2002-2003 NJSIAA public school championship. In the summer of 2004, he was named assistant coach at the newly formed Hunterdon Central H.S. program, followed by being named the Head Coach the following year. Coach Miko remained the Head Coach until resigning from the position in 2008 to focus on his son’s first year mite team with the NJ Renegades travel organization. In the fall of 2009, Hillsborough H.S. was able to pull Coach Miko back into the varsity coaching ranks, serving as an assistant coach for the varsity program where he assisted in bringing the team to the NJSIAA Public A tournament quarterfinals two seasons in a row. With his sons travel hockey schedule becoming more and more demanding, in the spring of 2011, Coach Miko chose to join the ice hockey staff of The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), an ACHA Division 2 school, as the director of hockey operations, where he assisted with scouting, recruiting and all off-ice administrative duties. TCNJ went on to win two GNCHC league championships during Coach Miko’s tenure. Additionally, the GNCHC tabbed Coach Miko to assemble the 2013-14 All-Star Team which went 4-1 in the 2014 ACHA All-Star Tournament Showcase. Following this ACHA success, in the spring of 2015, the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights, Coach Miko’s graduate school alma mater and the only ACHA Division 1 team in the State of New Jersey, tabbed Coach Miko as the Assistant Director of Scouting to assist with their rebuild after a 4-win season the year prior. After being picked in pre-season polls to be ranked no higher than #45 nationally, the Scarlet Knights finished the 2015-16 season at 0.500 and ranked #20 in the country. As the re-build continues, Coach Miko’s network list of recruits’ spans four countries over two continents. Finally, in the Fall of 2016, USA Hockey’s Atlantic District Player Development Program has selected Coach Miko to assist with its operations. This Program seeks to tab the best Tier I players from the Atlantic District and propel them on to higher levels of hockey at the National level under the watch of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program.