Meet our new Director of Athletics! We are excited to announce that Tim Thomas, a former professional basketball player who spent 13 seasons in the NBA and is a native of nearby Paterson, NJ, is officially the Director of Athletics Operations and Head Basketball Coach at Pioneer Academy.
Tim Thomas, an active philanthropist who understands the importance of giving back to the community, has always been interested in getting involved with an Academy and Pioneer’s academic prowess made it the ideal fit for him. Mr. Thomas hopes to build a program that succeeds both academically and athletically for years to come in his position as a member of the school board.
Our Pioneer Eagles enter a new season with large aspirations and the intent to compete at the highest level. With some new faces and some returning ones, the Eagles basketball team will embark on its most vigorous schedule to date with almost 30 games including games against top teams in New Jersey, one of the top 5 teams in the country in Putnam, NJ, and Olympus prep. We have a team of 16 student athletes coached by coaches Ismael Rosado and Daniel Trapp. With the schedule 95% completed, we look forward to the community and school support. Pioneer Academy will also be rolling out a high school girls basketball, middle boys and girls team, elementary boys and girls team starting the new season.