Coach Baker of Maury Boys Basketball Steps Down and Leaves a Legacy Behind
By, Romelo Styles, Recruit757
41 seasons, and 746 wins later Legendary Head Coach for Maury Boys Basketball Jack Baker decides to step down.
Coach Baker was one of the most respected coaches in the state as he led 6 teams to six regional championships. Baker was selected in 2015 for the Coach of the Year Award.
Before transferring to Oak Hill Academy All-American Guard Matt Coleman had the pleasure of playing under Baker for a couple of seasons.
Baker would obtain 19 conference and district titles in his stint at Maury.
Social media has gone array since the news of Coach Baker stepping down, and everyone has upmost respect for Coach Baker and what he brought to the game. Many expressing how much it was a pleasure to coach against him.
Current player Bryan Phillips expressed how he felt about the departure of his head coach.
“Coach Baker did a good job while he was here, but I feel like our next coach has to step in and fill a big spot that he (Coach Baker) is leaving and keep it pushing.”
You can expect this job to be a one that will gain a lot of interest quickly, if Maury Athletic Department does not already have a successor in mind.