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ELierzEd Lierz

Who has brought honor to Baker University through his outstanding athletic achievements as well as through his dedication to volunteerism in coaching youth league athletics.

Ed attended Jackson Heights High School in Holton, Kansas, where he was an all-state athlete in three sports. In addition to graduating as a member of the National Honor Society, he won all-state recognition as a running back and linebacker in football, as a point guard in basketball and in the 300-meter hurdles where he set a school record. He was also a member of the 4x100 meter relay team that set a Jackson Heights school record.

He was recruited to Baker in the fall of 1985 by Coach Charlie Richard. He set or tied 12 school records and was named the Offensive Player of the Game in the NAIA playoffs of 1986 against Huron College with 301 yards rushing. In 1987 he was the national NAIA scoring leader with 18 touchdowns, 108 points and an average of 13.5 points per game. His Baker records include:

most points in a half (30); most points in a career (306); rushing yards (4,492 yards); total yards in career (4,727); most 100-yard games in career (23); most 200 yard games in career (4); most rushing plays in a game (38); most rushing plays in a career (708); most touchdowns in a half (5); most touchdowns rushing in a half (5); most touchdowns rushing in a career (49); and most touchdowns in a career (51).

During his days at Baker he was not only successful in athletics but also as an active member of the campus where he served as a member of the Student Activities Committee and as a resident assistant. During his senior year he was voted both the Outstanding Senior Male and the Outstanding Baker Student. He was also an outstanding student in the classroom and was named an Academic All-American after his junior and senior years.

Following graduation he has worked in the field of electronic data as a computer programmer and systems analyst and as a software development supervisor. He is employed by Kansys Inc. as a telecommunications billing consultant.

He has been an active coach for youth league athletics where he has volunteered numerous hours coaching boys soccer, girls basketball, youth baseball and third-grade football.

He is married to his 1989 Baker classmate Nora Nuessle. Together they have three children, Kasey, Ryan and Shelby.


Nomination Procedures

Anyone is eligible to write an open letter of nomination regarding an individual they believe to be worthy of induction to the Baker University Athletic Hall of Fame. The nominations must be received by December 31 to be considered for induction during the next calendar year. Once an individual is nominated, he or she remain in an active file for review by the Hall of Fame Selection Committee. The selection committee sends recommendations in the spring to the President of the University for final approval for fall induction.

Nominating Categories

- Former Baker University athletes

- Current and former coaches or athletic administrators

- Meritorious service to the Baker University athletic programs

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