After 19 seasons and 224 wins as the head baseball coach at Manchester, John Musolf has retired following 40 seasons overall of coaching scholastic athletics.

(Photo by Cliff Lavelle)

Musolf finished with a career record of 224-203-1 with the Hawks, who were a consistent contender in Class B South under him. They won multiple division titles and also won an NJSIAA sectional championship in 2003. This spring they finished 8-15 after graduating a majority of their starting lineup from the previous season. In 2013, he picked up his 200th career win when the Hawks beat perennial power Toms River South for the first time in Musolf's tenure.

Musolf has been a tireless supporter of Shore Conference baseball and served on the staff of multiple Jersey Shore Carpenter Cup teams and was a key part of the Shore Baseball Coaches Association leadership. He coached his sons, former Hawks stars Travis and Jared Musolf, and also coached football, soccer, swimming and track at Manchester, where he was a history teacher for 36 years.