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Coach Baker 'Never really had a plan'

His Players Remember a Coach Tough but Fair, with a Sense of Humor

Dave Baker never had a plan.

Not when he took a job as a biology teacher at Williamsburg Community High School right out of IUP in 1967 and wanted to coach a sport, any sport at any level, just to stay involved in athletics.

Not when he finally acquiesced to taking over as the Blue Pirates varsity football coach four years later, when Williamsburg was struggling to find someone to replace Jerry Campbell.

Not when he applied to succeed A.J. Hoenstine and guide Central back in 2011.

And certainly not in 2001, when, after 30 years leading Williamsburg, he became the victim of a recently enacted s...


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