American Football Database
Art Baker
Biographical details
Born (1929-11-30) November 30, 1929 (age 91)
Head coaching record

Art Baker (born November 30, 1929) is a former American football coach. He served as the head coach at Furman University (1973–1977), The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina (1978–1982) and East Carolina University (1985–1988).[1] Baker is a 1948 graduate of Edmunds High School (now Sumter High School) in Sumter, S. C. and 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 four children and four grandchildren.[citation needed]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Furman Paladins (Southern Conference) (1973–1977)
1973 Furman 7–4 3–3 T–4th
1974 Furman 5–6 2–4 7th
1975 Furman 5–5–1 2–4 T–6th
1976 Furman 6–4–1 2–2–1 T–3rd
1977 Furman 4–5–2 3–2–1 4th
Furman: 27–24–4 12–15–2
The Citadel Bulldogs (Southern Conference) (1978–1984)
1978 The Citadel 5–6 2–3 5th
1979 The Citadel 6–5 4–3 4th
1980 The Citadel 7–4 3–2 4th
1981 The Citadel 7–3–1 3–2–1 T–4th
1982 The Citadel 5–6 3–4 4th
The Citadel: 30–24–1 15–16–1
East Carolina Pirates (NCAA Division I-A 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 or Bowl Coalition game.