Don Baker is in his ninth year as a volunteer assistant for the Cardinals softball program where he works primarily with the outfield and defense. Baker brings a high energy level and stresses fundamentals and work ethic.
Baker has over 20 years of coaching experience having coached at all levels of youth softball, baseball and basketball. He has also been heavily involved with softball travel teams and for three years was as an assistant varsity softball coach at St. Vincent Pallotti High School. In 2007, Baker was awarded outstanding CYO coach of the year for the Archdiocese of Washington.
A graduate of DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md., where he played baseball, Baker later attended Frostburg State University.
Baker is a Sr. Advisory IT/Specialist for IBM in Gaithersburg, Md., where he has worked for nearly 30 years. He and his wife Karen reside in Riverdale, Md., and have three daughters, one son and two grandchildren. Their daughter Rachel is a 2010 graduate of CUA who was a member of the Cardinals softball program.