JCA Jaguars Basketball

Jersey Coast Academy(JC–NJ) Jersey Coast Athletics has hired Mike Mahon as its new head men’s basketball coach for its inaugural program.

The New Jersey native brings over 34+ years of basketball coaching experience on the, men’s and boys, college and High School levels. Most recently, from Rumson High School, Rumson NJ where he was the top assistant for the 2017/18 season. Mahon helped lead the Bulldogs to the Central Jersey State Sectional Group II State championship.

“I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to be the head coach and be a part of Jersey Coast Academy family,” Mahon said. “This fulfills another chapter of becoming a head coach but also returning home to the college atmosphere. This state has a rich basketball tradition and I look forward to helping Jersey Coast become an integral part of the New Jersey basketball community.”

His resume includes:

  • 2017/8 - Asst. Boys Basketball Coach- Rumson- Fair Haven HS, Rumson, NJ
    - Central Jersey Group II State Champions
  • 2015/6 - Assistant Boys Basketball Coach
    - Mater Dei Prep, Middletown, NJ
  • 2011/14 - Head Men's Basketball Coach
    - Manor College, Jenkintown PA.
    National Ranked (NJCAA Division II) Top 20 in the Following Offensive Categories: Points per Game- 85.7, Turnovers per 100 Possessions -10, Free Throw Attempts per Game- 28, Free Throws Made per Game -21, Offensive Field Goal %- 51%, Team Rebounds per Game -48
  • 2005/6 - Head Boys Basketball Coach
    - Laguna Acuma High School, Casa Blanca, NM
  • 2004/5 - Asst. Men's Basketball Coach
    - Holy Family University, Philadelphia. PA
  • 1998/2000 - Head Boys Basketball Coach
    - Notre Dame High School, Lawrence, NJ                    
    Coached Several All Conference players Trentonian Top 10 Area Teams
  • 1997 - Head Men's Basketball Coach
    - Keystone College, LA Plume, PA
  • 1996 - Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
    - Catholic University, Washington, DC
  • 1994/1996 - Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
    - Salem County College, Salem, NJ
    National Ranked 6th in the Nation, NJCAA Division III. Coached Two 1st Team All-American’s (NJCAA

“I think JCA has an outstanding hire in Coach Mike Mahon. He is a veteran leader that inspires excellence from his players, program & himself. A tireless worker with vision for the future, Mike thinks chess when others are playing checkers. Congrats to the Academy, you have a star in your midst!!”, said Adrian Branch ESPN College BBALL Analyst.

“We appreciate Mike’s contributions to the basketball community I am very excited for him to start our program,” Jersey Coast Academy Vice President/ Director of Operations Rick Valmon said. “Mike is a seasoned coach that wants to succeed. He has the energy, experience, and passion to be very successful. He understands the importance of recruiting and will work tirelessly to put a great product on the floor for Jersey Coast.”

Jersey Coast Academy launched athletics in 2012 with football. The Jaguars will also be offering Track/Field in the Fall. Ice Hockey, Wrestling and women’s programs will be added in 2019.

“I believe Mike can build this program and take it to where it needs to be,” Athletic Director Monwell Brown said. “He fits right in with the culture here and we are all extremely excited to watch him recruit from around the state, Metropolitan Area, and Globally for the upcoming season.”

Mahon has started recruiting for the 2018-19 season. Interested recruits should submit Recruiting Questionnaire.