Athletics Misc (1052)
|#5 Dylan Perry|
|6-1||Free State HS|
2012: Appeared in 11 games as a freshman...Had 10 receptions for 116 yards and 1 touchdown...Also had 5 carries for 50 yards...Had a season high 36 receiving yards against Central Methodist (Mo.)...Ranks 29th in Division I in kickoff return yards per attempt with 23...Ranks 35th in Division I in total kick off returns with 438.
PERSONAL: Dylan Reed Perry was born in Kansas City, Kan., and is the son of Dwight and Kara Perry…Has 2 siblings: Emma (17) and Meghan (15)…Played football at Lawrence Free State High School where he was second team All-League QB, Honorable Mention All-State, and participated in the Kansas Shrine Bowl….Enjoys going to the lake in his free time.
|#9 Jose Castro|
2012: Appeared in 5 games as a junior...Recorded 7 tackles and 1 pass breakup...Had a season high 3 tackles against Evangel (Mo.)
2011: As a sophomore, he appeared in 2 games and grabbed 1 INT and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown in a win over Culver-Stockton. He also had 1 tackle against Avila.
2010: Appeared in 1 game as a freshman during which he caught 1 pass for 11 yards.
PERSONAL: Jose Gabriel Castro was born in Bronx, NY, and is the son of Blanca Castro and Marcos Gonzalez…Has 2 siblings: Mya (14) and EJ (12)…Played football at Colonial High School in Orlando, FL where he was a team captain…Graduated in 2010 with honors…Chose Baker University over The Citadel, Elon University, and Concordia University…Enjoys basketball and watching movies in his free time
|#3 Tyler Hatcher|
|5-8||Troy Buchanan HS|
2012: Appeared in 11 games as a junior. Recorded 12 receptions for 120 yards and 1 touchdown. Had a season high 29 receiving yards against Benedictine (Kan.)
2011: Appeared in 10 games as a sophomore. Received 22 passes for 329 yards and returned 6 kicks for 145 yards including 1 TD. In the first game of the season against Ottawa, he returned a kick for 82 yards and a touchdown. Against Evangel, he received 4 passes for 83 yards and added another 38 yards from 4 passes in a win over Central Methodist. He also caught 3 passes for 88 yards against Avila then added 36 yards on 4 passes against Culver-Stockton along with a 14 yard kick return.
2010: Appeared in 5 games as a freshman and received 5 passes for a total of 83 yards. He also returned a punt for 21 yards resulting in a touchdown. In his first game as a Wildcat he caught 1 pass for 53 yards and added 17 yards on 1 pass against rival MidAmerica Nazarene.
PERSONAL: Tyler Eugene Hatcher was born in Troy, Mo., and is the son of Greg and Barb Hatcher…Has 3 siblings: Monica (24), Nicole (18), and Molly (12)…Played football at Troy Buchanan High School where he was first team Conference WR, second team All-State kick returner, and second team Conference DB…In the Missouri Lions Club All-Star game he had 3 interceptions…As a senior he had 12 catches for 180 yards and 1 TD against Wentzville…Chose Baker University over Missouri Valley, Avila, Culver-Stockton, Missouri State, and Missouri Southern…He enjoys playing video games and spending time with friends in his free time.
|#28 Dillon Baxter|
|Senior||Chula Vista, Calif.|
|5-11||University of Southern California|
2012: Appeared in 10 games as a junior...Registered 869 yards on 165 carries with 7 touchdowns...Also had 40 yards on 11 receptions...Had a season high 188 rushing yards on 24 carries against Graceland (Iowa)...Ranked 26th in Division I in rushing yards per game with 86.9, and 31st in Division I in total rushing yards with 869...Was also named HAAC Offensive player of the week during the week of 11/12, and an All HAAC Offense honorable mention.
2010: Appeared in 10 games, starting once against Arizona State. He ran for 252 yards on 59 carries, with 1 TD, and caught 11 passes for 73 yards. He was also 2-of-2 passing for 9 yards with 1 TD. In his first game with USC against Virginia, he ran for 49 yards on 9 carries and also caught 2 passes for 8 yards. He added 75 yards on 14 carries at Washington State, then he had 22 yards on 4 carries before spraining his foot and toe at Stanford. Against Arizona State, while making his first start, he had 17 carries for 52 yards, plus 4 catches for 26 yards. Against UCLA, he threw a 5-yard scoring pass to complete USC’s first touchdown pass by a non-quarterback since Reggie Bush in 2004.
PERSONAL: Dillon Baxter was born in Chula Vista, Calif…In 2009 he was awarded and named EA Sports Mr. Football USA, EA Sports All-American first team, U.S. Army Ken Hall National Player of the Year, Parade All-American All-Purpose MVP, Max Preps National Player of the Year, Max Preps All-American first team, Max Preps All-American Medium School National Player of the Year, Max Preps California Division II Player of the Year, Cal-Hi Sports California Mr. Football Player of the Year, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Medium Schools Player of the Year and All-CIF San Diego Player of the Year, Sporting News Top 100, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest Offensive Player of the Year, Prep Star All-West, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Scout.com All-American first team, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, and Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 as a senior quarterback, running back, and wide receiver at Mission Bay High School in San Diego, Calif. As a senior at Mission Bay High in 2009, he completed 102-of-166 passes for 1,968 yards including 26 TDs, while also running a record-setting 2,984 yards on 261 carries with 50 TDs. He holds the state record with 79 TDs. Also, he returned 9 punts for 117 yards and 11 kickoffs for 179 yards as a senior. In 2009 he led Mission Bay to a 13-0 season and won the CIF San Diego Division IV title. In 2008 as a junior, he was named to the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team and the San Diego Union-Tribune All-San Diego first team. In 2007 as a sophomore, he was named to the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore first team.
Position: Graduate Assistant Coach
Keith Hopkins enters his second year as a graduate assistant coach. Hopkins graduated from Purdue University in 2010 with a bachelors of arts in psychology with a minor in American Sign Language teaching.
A four-year letter winner at Purdue University as track and field athlete, Hopkins was a three-year national qualifier in the 110m hurdles, a two-year national qualifier in the 60m hurdles (indoor) personal best time of 7.79 seconds, ranked as the No. 5 all-time 400m hurdler at Purdue with a time of 52.67 seconds, part of two NCAA DI regional qualifying relay teams 4x400 and 4x100m, and won two Big Ten bronze medals in the 110m hurdles.
In 2008, Hopkins qualified for the 2008 Olympic trials by hitting the Olympic B standard in the 110m hurdles with a time of 13.59 sec. This same mark stands in making him the stadium record holder in the 110m hurdles at Purdue University.
After college, Keith served as an assistant sprints and hurdles coach at Thornwood High School, his alma-mater, where the team finished the 2010 and 2011 seasons with one state champion in the 400m dash, and a third place finish in the 4x400m relay at state.
At Thornwood, Hopkins coached a first year high school hurdler to breaking a 30 year old school record in the 300m intermediate hurdles.
Born in Chicago, Ill., Keith is the son of Bridgette Hopkins. He has three brothers, Dante, Sean and Quinn and two sisters Katelyn and Dominique.
Position: Graduate Assistant Coach
A Washington D.C. native, Ian Hankins comes to Baker University after serving as an assistant coach of cross country and track and field at St. Johns College. While at St. Johns his women’s cross country team placed third in the WCAC and placed eighth at the DC/MD/VA Private School State Meet.
Coach Hankins brings extensive knowledge within the running industry. Currently, Hankins serves as part owner of the Track and Cross Country Journal. His main focus is editing and social media market research within the company.
Hankins attended college at Muskingum University (Ohio) where he served as a two-year captain and was a three-time NCAA Regional Qualifier in Cross Country. Hankins holds the No. 2 fastest 10,000-meter time in school history on the track.
Post collegiality, Hankins placed 10th overall in the Parks Half Marathon and 65th in the Marin Corps Marathon, good enough for a qualifying time in the Boston Marathon. Coach Hankins will work primarily with the Wildcat distance runners.
Position: Assistant Track Coach
Mackie Valentin enters his eleventh season as an assistant coach for the Wildcat track program and for the first time in 2013, Coach Valentin will be a full-time member of the athletics coaching staff. Valentin has coached multiple All-HAAC and NAIA All-American performers. Coach Velentin has helped rewrite and set new performance records for the Baker track and field program.
Some of Valentin’s most notable achievements include: NAIA National Runner-Up in the women’s pole vault and the men's high hurdles, NAIA All-Americans in the men’s high hurdles, long jump, triple jump, and multi events for both the men and women. Valentin has also coached numerous NAIA relay national qualifiers while claiming multiple individual HAAC Champions.
Valentin attended Shawnee Mission West High School followed by three semesters at Fort Scott Community College. He then transferred to Baker to participate in track & field and football. Valentin was part of the 2000 Baker football team that won the KWTO Bowl with a decade best 9-2 overall record. He was recognized as a unanimous All-HAAC receiver, offensive MVP, and was voted to the NAIA All-America team.
Coach Valentin has a daughter, Jovee Leigh and currently resides in Overland Park, Kan.
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