Robin Baker
Robin Baker
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: (715) 836-5529
Email: bakerrk@uwec.edu
  • Started at UW-Eau Claire in August 2001
  • Education
    • Graduated from North Kossuth High School in Swea City, Iowa in 1985
    • Earned undergraduate degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation/Teaching and Coaching from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 1989
    • Earned master’s degree in Athletics Administration from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota in 1990.
  • Previous coaching experience
    • Head Volleyball Coach at Wartburg College, Waverly, IA (1990-98)
      • Fall 1997 earned at large bid to NCAA tournament for first time in school history,
      • Finished 2nd in IIAC 3 years in row to Central College who went on to win 3 National Championships
    • Head Softball Coach at Wartburg College (1990-99)
      • Spring 1994 earned at large bid to NCAA tournament for first time in school history
    • PE Complex Manager in charge of community fitness memberships at Wartburg College (1990-99)
    • High school physical education teacher at Nevada Community Schools, Nevada, IA (1999-2001)
      • Head volleyball and co-head softball coach for those 2 years and Middle School Athletics Director
      • Volleyball won conference in fall 2000 
  • College playing experience
    • Basketball for one year at Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota (1985-1986 freshman year)
    • Softball for 4 years  at Augustana College (1985-1989)
      • Starting catcher for 4 years
      • All-conference 3 years
      • Two-time All-Region in softball
      • Team won 3 conference championships and competed in NCAA tournament 3 years 
  • High school playing experience
    • Two-time All-Conference in volleyball
    • Three-time All-Conference in basketball
    • Five years of high school softball (1981-1985)
      • Played 5 years of high school softball
      • Five-time All-Conference selection
      • All-State in senior year
    • Competed at state track meet 2 years 
  • Personal information
    • Enjoys golf and bicycling - have ridden RAGBRAI 4 years (Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) 
  • Has served on NCAA volleyball & softball regional advisory committees
  • Currently in 3rd year as chair of NCAA Division III Softball national committee 

Updated 8/15/14