Daily Record file photo Mendham coach Jim Baglin salutes the fans as he leaves the gym after attaining his 600th career victory in 2009.
Jim Baglin, one of the winningest public school basketball coaches in New Jersey history, has been hired to coach the Merritt Island boys program.
Baglin has coached basketball on the college and high school level. In 33 years as the head coach at West Morris Mendham High in New Jersey, he won 685 games. That ranks third among the state’s public high school coaches. He also won two state championships, six sectional championships and 16 conference titles.
Though he continued in the role of athletic director he held since 1982, Baglin left the head basketball coaching job to become an assistant for the team following the 2012 season. He resigned from the A.D. job in March.
The Mustangs have yet to win a boys basketball regional playoff game in seven appearances. The team last made the playoffs in 2012.