One of college baseball’s most versatile individuals, Chip Baker has been the longtime right-hand man of Mike Martin. For the past three-plus decades, Baker has served as a Seminole assistant coach, camp instructor, and director of operations. Here’s a sneak peek at Jack Warren’s latest interview with Baker, which covers family ties in high school, working with the game’s best coaches, what it’s like to run baseball operations at a program like Florida State and yes, even his experience driving the bus.
Upbringing at North Rowan (NC) High School
“My father was a high school basketball coach and director of athletics at the same high school my brother and I went to. My mother taught physical education and health and my grandmother was head of the cafeteria, so I go to school and my whole family was there, it was unique. My dad gave me the master key in eighth grade, so I could go lift weights, play basketball, hit off the tee, and if he ever needed me to do something, I had a key! It was a thrill to be there with my family. It really was.”
Experience as a college baseball player at High Point University and beginning as a coach Continue reading