Overall: 35-24-1 AAC: 19-8 Streak: Lost 1
Stephen Baker
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Assistant Coach
5th Season
Stephen Baker begins his third year as assistant baseball coach and recruiting coordinator at Tennessee Wesleyan College.  Coach Baker oversees the Bulldog pitching staff and handles the recruiting efforts for the Bulldogs.
Baker joined the Tennessee Wesleyan staff in December of 2009. Since he arrived in Athens the Bulldogs have reached new heights by appearing in the Avista NAIA College World Series in his first two seasons. Baker maintains a high level of recruiting throughout the country. In his two years as recruiting coordinator for the Bulldogs he has seen four players receive First Team All AAC honors, with one of those players being named the 2010 AAC Player of the Year. Two players have received NAIA All American honors and four players have gone on to play professionally.      
Baker attended Wolfson High School in Jacksonville, Florida where he lettered for four years. From there he played at Florida Community College of Jacksonville, under Chris Blaquire. During his time at FCCJ he had a career record of 16-5. After his two year career he was offered a scholarship to play at Jacksonville University. After sustaining an injury at Jacksonville University Baker redshirted and then decided to transfer to Bluefield College the following season. While at Bluefield College he played for current Tennessee Wesleyan head baseball coach Billy Berry.
In the summer of 2006 Baker accepted a job as the assistant baseball coach at Bluefield College. While at Bluefield he was in charge of the pitching staff and the recruiting efforts for the Rams. In the three years as an assistant at Bluefield College, Baker helped lead the Rams to three NCCAA World Series appearances. In 2009 the Rams captured the NCCAA World Series title, ending the season with one of his pitchers moving on to play professionally.
In his development as a coach Baker has participated in many NCAA sanctioned summer leagues and has started the East Tennessee Bulldogs Baseball Club. The team had its first season in the summer of 2010.
Baker is a native of Jacksonville, Florida and holds a B.S. degree in exercise and sports science from Bluefield College.  He resides in Athens, Tennessee.
2014 Baseball Roster
1Taylor SaucedoSOLHPL/L6-5175Maple Valley, WA
2Brandon LandrieJRRHPR/R6-1235Spartanburg, SC
3Ryan PhillipsFRINFR/R6-0175Richmond, VA
4Dylan JohnstonSOINFR/R6-2185Cleveland, TN
5James BoddickerJRINFR/R5-11190Overland Park, KS
6Branden WalkerSROFR/R6-1190Orlando, FL
7Brad CarpenterJRINFR/R5-7170Nashville, TN
8Logan LongwithFRRHPR/R6-3160Cleveland, TN
11Cody HeifnarJROFR/R6-2200Athens, TN
12Matthew PayneFRRHPR/R5-10185Nashville, TN
13Tyler WilsonSRRHPL/R6-1220Gaffney, SC
16Jarrod JamesonSRRHPR/R6-4180Oklahoma City, OK
17K.J. HockadayJRINFR/R6-3220Joppa, MD
18Cody StroudSOOFL/L5-10180Cedar Hill, TN
20Tim KieneJRINFL/R6-5230South Windsor, CT
21Logan DaltonSROFL/R6-0200Old Hickory, TN
22Josh ClemenSRLHPL/L6-4250Bradenton, FL
24Matt MalloySRCR/R6-1225Cincinnati, OH
26Taylor PattersonJRRHPR/R6-6260Chatsworth, GA
27Josh McCraySRCR/R5-10220Jacksonville, FL
28David DonaldSROFR/R6-0220Greenville, SC
29Ty PowellJRLHPL/L5-11215Pleasant Garden, NC
32Wes MintonSRINFR/R6-1190Loveland, OH
34Brent AdheenSRLHPL/L6-3220Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Billy Berry - Head Coach - 9th season
Stephen Baker - Assistant Coach - 5th season
Matt McCracken - Assistant Coach - 3rd season
Jason Howard - Volunteer Assistant - 1st season
Michael Swafford - Baseball Operations - 2nd season