P.J. Ernst joined the Felician women's volleyball staff as the lead assistant in August 2014 after two seasons as an assistant coach at Union County College.
In 2013, Ernst helped lead UCC to a 13-4 record and the championship of the Garden State Athletic Conference. Prior to joining the Owls' staff, he spent one year as the freshman girls' coach at Roselle Catholic High School.
Ernst is the club director at Conquest Elite Volleyball Club in Cranford. He also coaches Conquest's U18 girls' team. Additonally, Ernst serves as an assistant to coach Chang for the varsity boys' team at Golda Och Academy of West Orange. Under their leadership, GOA won a Super Essex Conference division title in 2014.
A 2008 graduate of Cranford High, Ernst played basketball and golf at UCC before earning an A.A. in sports management in 2010. He owns credits toward a bachelor's degree in business management from Kean University.
Ernst remains active as a volleyball player in several local clubs. In fall 2017, he received a professional tryout. He resides in Cranford.