ROBERT "BOB" BAKER
Inducted: June 27, 1981 in Richmond, IN
Date of Birth: November 18, 1927 in Lima, OH
High School Attended: Bluffton, IN Graduated: 1945
High School Honors: Starred in football, baseball, and track.
Served in the US Army 1945-1947.
College Attended: Ball State University Graduated: 1951
College Honors: 4-year starter at halfback and quarterback; also handled punting and placekicking duties; All-State honors 1950; led Cardinals to BSU's first unbeaten, untied season 1949, with a record of 8-0-0.
Coaching Experience: Assistant football coach at Royerton HS, Muncie, IN, 1 year, then head coach 7 years; assistant coach Ft. Wayne South 1 year; head coach Anderson, IN, Madison Heights 6 years; assistant coach (wide receivers) Indiana University 7 years; assistant coach University of Illinois 1 year; assistant 2 years and head coach 1 year for Calgary Stampeders; assistant coach Michigan State University 3 years; offensive coordinator Arizona State University 1 year.
Coaching Honors: Ball State Coach of the Year 1977; assistant coach for Indiana University Rose Bowl team 1968; Big Ten Co-Champion 1967; on staff at Michigan State for Big Ten Co-Champions 1978.
Family: Wife, Alyce; children, Lisa, Becky, Suzan, and Debbie.