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 rec...