Athletics Department
Phys. Ed. Building
303 University Ave.
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973.877.3165

Asst Coach Kirk D. QuockcoKirk D. Quockco, 44, is the currently serving as Director, Community Affairs, game day announcer and one of the Assistant Coach for Jersey Express; Jerseys own Professional Basketball Team, and a part of the ABA (American Basketball Association). His mission as Director is to promote the Jersey Express name, as well as, to solicit and seek out sponsors/advertisers on their behalf. As assist Coach, he helps pick players via tryouts, runs practices, coordinating work outs for players and announces during the game. Prior to becoming general consultant for Jersey Express, he organized and coached a basketball team for Covenant House of New Jersey (a facility that houses homeless youths), while working as liaison for their outreach program from 2002-2004. He became a Certified Referee for the State of NJ and for the last 11 years has been refereeing throughout the Tri-State and Internationally at varies basketball events, for the semi pro, high school & collegiate venues.

 

He has a passion for all aspects of the entertainment business and has been the Entertainment Director for Wonder Kidz Production spear headed through Essex County College, Newark, NJ. They are responsible for promoting and coordinating many of events there, included by not limited to fashion and talent shows, exhibits, open mic/spoken word performances, etc. Along with providing these services and more to outside venues, colleges and organizations as required. In 2005, he was in charge of coordinating and promoting Will Downing’s Strike Against Stroke Celebrity Bowling fund raising event held at Hy-Way 22, Union, NJ. December 2006, in conjunction with Ihop & Jersey Express held Christmas for the Homeless.

 

Mr. Quockco is an important member of the community. Lending his expertise in mentoring and his passion for helping the youths by speaking at different functions organized in the community. He was hired by the Hillside Township to conduct a workshop on Gang Awareness, where he spoke to parents and children on how to recognize the signs of gang affiliation. Also speaking at Hillside High School’s lock-in night, where the students were locked in the school overnight participating in different events. For last 11 years he has been a volunteer officer for the Juvenile Auto Theft Prevention Program (JAPP). An organization that speaks to 1st time juvenile offenders involved auto theft and gangs, in hopes of helping them turn their lives around.

 

Mr. Quockco was a Case Manager for the NJ Association on Corrections, at the Broughton House Facility in Newark. A half-way house, the last step of parolees before transitioning back into society and everyday life as civilians, meeting daily needs as required. Mr. Quockco was also a Family Worker for Independence A Family Services Inc. running their Fatherhood Nurturing Program. Where he assist young fathers in becoming more effective at fulfilling their roles as parents, partners and workers. He was also Overnight Counselor for Community Access Unlimited, providing individuals with developmental disabilities with direct supervision in a residential setting on the overnight.

 

Mr. Quockco has an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Essex County College and currently is pursuing his Bachelor degree in Business Management, Non-Profit at Berkley college.