(5-15-19) Interim Ft. Recovery athletic director Barb Sautbine in an email has announced that Jim Melton is set to become the next boys head basketball coach at Fort Recovery, pending board approval on Monday.

Melton spent last season as the Arcanum head coach after taking the job last spring.  The Trojans went 15-8 on the season.


Melton, Union City, Indiana, native for one year (2015-16 season) was the interim head coach at Park Tudor High School in Indianapolis. Hewas an assistant coach at Winchester (Ind.)  t before taking over the Arcanum job and has been coaching basketball for 18 years.

At this year’s Arcanum’s Basketball Banquet Melton talked about his thoughts on last season (The Early Bird):

“The Arcanum community is a special little community – Darke County is special. Growing up on the other side of the line in Randolph County (IN), it’s very special and the parenting – it’s just a great group of kids. I never had to worry about them being in trouble, and their grades; they were always on top their academics and just a great situation. I am very Blessed.”

Melton replaces Mike Bashore who coached the Indians the past two seasons, he resigned in early April.