Joe Higgins Named SPFHS Varsity Baseball Coach

June 23, 2014 at 4:30 PM

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ – Joe Higgins, an assistant baseball coach at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School (SPFHS) for more than a decade, has been named the high school's new varsity baseball coach.
“Being a head coach is something that I've always wanted, and I'm happy that I have gotten the chance here at Scotch Plains-Fanwood, where I've spent the past 12 years,” Higgins said.  “I love baseball and I love the kids we have, and I'll do everything I can to make sure they continue to develop.”
Higgins succeeds Tom Baylock, who resigned last month. Baylock led SPFHS to six conference titles (2003-04, 2007-10) and had twice won the Union County Tournament (2004 and 2009).
"Coach Higgins’ extensive knowledge of baseball and outstanding skills as a teacher will serve our student-athletes well," said David Heisey, Ed.D., Principal, Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School.

“We have a nice group of players returning, and I know we can have a great year in 2015, and continue to improve,” said Higgins, who teaches economics at SPFHS. “I hope to follow the great example coach Baylock has set for me. I would like for us to be contenders in the county and in our section.”
“I am proud to have a dedicated teaching professional like coach Higgins as the leader of the baseball program at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School,” said SPFHS Athletic Director Ryan Miller. “His overall commitment to excellence, in all facets of academics and athletics, will help to inspire this program to build off of the already strong foundation that has existed for decades at SPFHS.”
"Coach Higgins is a perfect fit for the SPFHS baseball program. Playing for him the last four years has undoubtedly brought my performance to the next level and he will do so for every other player," said Christian Zazzali, who will play college baseball at Tufts next year.  "He is an outgoing coach that will stress fundamentals and hustle which are focal points of baseball. I wish coach Higgins the best of luck in the future."

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Plainfield Resident Arrested, Charged in Connection with Thursday Night Death

January 14, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A Plainfield resident has been arrested and charged for his alleged role in an altercation that resulted in the death of 34-year-old Oscar Isaac Ramos Lopez  this week, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Saturday.

Jamie Castillo Castro, 24, is charged with first-degree aggravated manslaughter in connection with the killing.

Plainfield Police ...

New Jersey Wins Under Lance Mental Health Law

January 13, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. ---  Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) announced that New Jersey has been selected to participate in a demonstration program to expand access to community mental health services and strengthen the quality of care for those living with mental and behavioral health issues. The demonstration program was created under Lance’s Excellence in Mental Health Act, which was ...

5 Questions to Ask at an Open House

When you go to your next open house, ask the listing agent these key questions to help you make an informed decision. When a property is hot, a public open house may be your best opportunity for due diligence before submitting an offer. While the hosting agent may not be able to answer all of your questions, there is a lot you can learn.

1. How long has it been on the market?  You may ...

Women's March on Washington: Why, and Why Now

January 12, 2017

Dear Editor:

As Donald Trump’s inauguration draws near, a number of groups are planning various events and rallies – perhaps most notably, the Women’s March on Washington. I have read a number of opinion pieces and spoken to many people about the March, and several questions and criticisms seem to consistently arise. I would like to address some two of the major ...

Homes That Sold This Week in Scotch Plains-Fanwood

January 15, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Brought to you by Keller Williams Realty, the following is a list of homes that have sold this week in the towns of Fanwood, Scotch Plains and Westfield. (See table below.) This information includes sales that were listed in the Garden State MLS.

Check this weekly update to stay informed about your local real estate market.

The Sold Sisters are a real estate ...

Upcoming Events

Mon, January 16, 1:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

The Voting Rights Act: Then and Now A Martin ...

Government Law & Justice


Wed, January 18, 3:00 PM

Grillestone Restaurant Bar Private Event Space, Scotch Plains

Raw Bar Wednesday

Food & Drink

Wed, January 18, 7:00 PM

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, Scotch Plains

Ladies Night Out

Community Calendar