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Central's Coach Baker Wraps it Up with 245-211-11 Record

It was quite a contest, but Dave Baker finally found the opponent he couldn’t outfox.


Central High School is seeking a new football coach this week after Baker stepped down on Friday, Feb. 2.

The 78-year-old Baker has experienced health problems in recent years but continued to guide the Scarlet Dragons and do so successfully: His last three teams all were District 6 Class 3A champions with a combined record of 28-5.

The 2022 and 2023 squads’ seasons ended in the state semifinals.

Baker’s retirement commences a 45-year head-coaching career which saw him set the all-time wins record at tw...


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