About Us

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Howie Falkenstein

Howie began his coaching career in 2001 as an assistant coach for Frisch Varsity Hockey. In 2003, he founded the SAR High School Hockey Program and served as the head coach of the Junior Varsity team from 2003 to 2005. Howie held the position of director of SAR High School Hockey Operations for an impressive nineteen years, and concurrently led the Varsity team from 2005 to 2022.

During his tenure as SAR Varsity head coach, Howie achieved remarkable milestones, including guiding the boys' Varsity team to a championship victory in the 2017-2018 season and leading the SAR Girls' Varsity team to a championship triumph in 2022.

In addition to his tenure at SAR, Howie successfully coached the WDS Wild from 2005 to 2009, guiding them to a championship victory in the 2007-2008 season.

During his own high school days at Frisch, Howie was assistant captain for the 1999-2000 Frisch Varsity Championship team. His exceptional performance, culminating in the game-winning goal, earned him the title of championship game MVP.

Together with his wife Rachel and their children, Paul and Katie, Howie calls Riverdale, NY, their home.

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Noah Falkenstein

Noah began his coaching career in 2005 in SAR high school where he served as the assistant coach of the boys varsity hockey team. He coached the varsity team alongside his brother, Howie until 2022. In 2006 Noah was named head coach of the boys junior varsity hockey team at SAR high school, a position he held for seventeen years. Noah led the 2014-15 SAR Sting boys junior varsity team to an undefeated season in which SAR hockey won its first championship. In 2017-18 SAR won its first ever varsity championship with Howie and Noah behind the bench. Noah has also been the assistant coach of the girls varsity hockey team alongside his brother since 2006. In 2022 Howie and Noah led the girls hockey team to the schools first ever girls hockey championship. As a member of the Frisch high school Varsity hockey team, Noah was a two-year captain (2003 and 2004) and led his team to three conference championships. He is also the all-time leader in scoring at Frisch. Noah currently lives in Englewood, NJ with his wife Leya and their three children Hank, Leo, and Paulina.