Maryland football is expected to fill its vacancy at cornerbacks coach with alum Henry Baker, with reports of Mike Locksley making the hire circling Wednesday.
Baker, who was a defensive back for the Terps from 1994-1997, fills the void left by previous cornerbacks coach Cory Robinson, who took a job as a defensive assistant with the New Orleans Saints in March. Baker served as the assistant defensive backs coach with the New York Giants in 2019.
Prior to his one year stint at the NFL-level, Baker spent time at multiple different NCAA programs, both in the FBS and FCS. He spent six seasons from 2011 to 2016 as the cornerbacks coach at Delaware, in which his unit ranked inside the top-25 in passing yards allowed and interceptions in his final year with the program.
Baker went on to hold cornerbacks coaching positions at Rutgers and North Carolina in 2017 and 2018, but now will reportedly return to his alma mater to lead head coach Mike Locksley’s cornerbacks group.
In other news
Mike Locksley appeared on Big Ten Network to reinforce Maryland football’s message in response to the death of George Floyd, urging everyone to vote to become part of the change for the better.
Here's an excerpt from the statement @TerpsFootball players released Tuesday:— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) June 4, 2020
"We want to be more than this statement. We demand of ourselves to be leaders in creating change."
That change, they feel, comes by voting, and getting those in undeserved areas registered to vote. pic.twitter.com/VMfD7CXzQS
Maryland baseball’s Sean Burke was named a 2020 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American.
Maryland wrestling wished its head coach Alex Clemsen a happy birthday.