SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood high school varsity baseball coach Tom Baylock resigned today after 11 seasons.
Baylock, who guided the Raiders to a 10-11 record this year, lost to Westfield on Thursday by a score of 5-2 in the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 tournament. His career record at Scotch Plains-Fanwood was 177-100-1, including a 2004 season in which he was named Union County Coach of the Year. He led SPFHS to six conference titles (2003-04, 2007-10) and won the Union County Tournament in 2004 and 2009.
"I dedicated a lot of years to SPF baseball, but it's time to move on. I'm going to spend more time with my family and spend more time with my kids while they are still young,” Baylock said. “It has been the greatest time of my life. Coaching such great kids and competing against some of the top coaches in the state has been an honor."
Baylock is remaining at SPFHS as a physical education teacher and says he will conduct his popular summer baseball camps for youth players. He also instructs at The Ballpark in Springfield and is a coach and board member of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Baseball League (SPFBL).