Art Baker (coach)

Art Baker (coach)

Art Baker
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1929-11-30) November 30, 1929
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Clemson (RB)
Texas Tech (assistant)
The Citadel
East Carolina (assistant)
Florida State (QB)
East Carolina
Head coaching record
Overall 69–80–5
College Football Data Warehouse

Art Baker (born November 30, 1929) is a former head coach of the Furman (1973–1977), The Citadel (1978–1982) and East Carolina (1985–1988) college football programs.[1] Baker is a 1953 Presbyterian College graduate and also was a former assistant football coach there. Baker played football for the Blue Hose from 1950 to 1952, starting at halfback his last two years. He was a member of Mu chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Baker is a recipient of Presbyterian's Bob Waters Award. He was an assistant coach for Frank Howard at Clemson from 1965 to 1969. From 1970 to 1972, Baker was an assistant coach at Texas Tech.[2] Baker succeeded Bob King at Furman for the 1973 season. As head coach at Furman Baker hired Dick Sheridan, Jimmy Satterfield and Bobby Johnson as assistants and all later became head coaches at Furman. Baker was an assistant coach in 1984 for Bobby Bowden at Florida State. He was Associate Athletics Director for Development and Gamecock Club Director at the University of South Carolina for 6 and a half years, retiring on June 30, 1995.


Baker is a native of Sumter, South Carolina. He married Edith Edens of Dalzell, South Carolina. They have 4 children and four grandchildren.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Furman (Southern Conference) (1973–1977)
1973 Furman 7–4
1974 Furman 5–6
1975 Furman 5–5–1
1976 Furman 6–4–1
1977 Furman 4–5–2
Furman: 27–24–4
The Citadel (Southern Conference) (1978–1984)
1978 The Citadel 5–6
1979 The Citadel 6–5
1980 The Citadel 7–4
1981 The Citadel 7–3–1
1982 The Citadel 5–6
The Citadel: 30–24–1
East Carolina (Independent) (1985–1988)
1985 East Carolina 2–9
1986 East Carolina 2–9
1987 East Carolina 5–6
1988 East Carolina 3–8
East Carolina: 12–32
Total: 69–80–5
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance, Bowl Coalition, or College Football Playoff (CFP) game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.


  1. ^ "Art Baker Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  2. ^ "2010 Texas Tech Red Raiders Football Media Guide". Lubbock, Texas: Texas Tech University. p. 68. Retrieved 2011-07-06.