A native of Hudson County, Patrick Verney has spent much of the last 20 years involved in New Jersey Hockey. Hudson Catholic was a powerhouse in the state during Verney’s four years(1995-1999), compiling a record of 86-19-12. Verney received National B Division MVP his junior and senior years, and was also recognized on the Star-Ledger All-State teams in both of those seasons. He finished his career fifth all-time in the state with 301 points (117g, 184a).
After his playing career, Verney has stayed involved in the sport. He was named the Star-Ledger Central Jersey Coach of the Year in 2007 as the Head Coach of Hillsborough High school, and he received the Star-Ledger’s Essex County Coach of the Year in 2009 as the Head Coach of Montclair High School. Verney currently works as a History teacher at Montclair High. He and his wife Krista have a 2 year old son, Patrick.