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|#20 David Guerrero|
Personal: David Joshua Guerrero is from Esconido, California. His parents are Alender Guerrero and Evelia Cortes. David attended Escondido High School. David went on to attend Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon. He chose Baker over UNLV, Point Loma Nazarene, and Ottawa because it is a great overall school. Majoring in Business.
|#16 Austin Halsey|
|6-1||Washburn Rural HS|
Personal: Austin Scott Halsey is from Topeka, KS. He is the son of Scott and Jennifer Halsey. Austin has two siblings; Jacob, 22, and Caitlyn, 16. Austin attended Washburn Rural High School where he led the Junior Blues to a State Championship in 2012. He was named an All-American as well as the Kansas State Gatorade Player of the Year. Majoring in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Mathematics.
|#12 Garett Pulliam|
|Sophomore||Overland Park, Kan.|
|5-10||Barton County CC|
Personal: Garrett Christian Pulliam is from Overland Park, Kansas. His is the son of Barb and Mark Pulliam, and has one sibling. Garrett attended Blue Valley West high School where he led the Jaguars to a State Championship. He was awarded Offensive Player of the Year as well as All-State. Garrett went on to attend Barton Community College, earning 2nd Team Honors. He chose Baker over Evansville because of soccer and great academics. Majoring in Graphic Design.
|#6 Steeve Pouna|
|6-0||Liberty Christian Prep|
Personal: Essome Steeve Michael Conrad Pouna is from Douala, Cameroon. He is the son of Ongomahan Pouna. Steeve attended liberty Christian High School in Tavares, Florida, where he led the Lions to 1st in the District while earning the honor of MVP. He chose Baker over Rollins and FAU because of soccer and the academics. Majoring in Kinesiology.
|#4 Cory Center|
|5-8||Laramie County CC|
Personal: Cory William Center is from Westminster, CO, and is the son of Val and Mike Center. He attended New Vista High School, where he was the team captain. Cory went on to attend Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, WY. He chose to come to Baker for the area, the coaches, and for education. Majoring in Sports Administration.
Personal: Hannah Devi Thevarajoo was in Lawrence, KS. Also goes by Thev and Joo-Joo. Her parents are Paul and Kim Thevarajoo. She has two siblings Jasmine (16) and Morgan (20). She attended Eudora High School where she was involved in NHS, High Honor Roll, Student Council, and was a Kansas Honors & Kansas Regent Scholar. She chose Baker over Hunter College and Saint Martin University because of Bakers atmosphere, academics, and volleyball. Majoring in International Business.
|Freshman||Dodge City, Kan.|
|5-6||Dodge City HS|
Personal: Macy Anne Mock was born in China. Her parents are Craig and Janie Mock. She now lives in Dodge City, KS where she attended Dodge City High School. She was All-Conference in volleyball. Academically she was a Governors Scholar, Kansas Honors Scholar, Role model for 2015, Graduation class speaker, was on the drill team, FCA, and NHS. She chose Baker University for their volleyball team. Majoring in Exercise Science.
Position: Safeties Coach
Coach Heider joins the Baker coaching staff for the first time in 2015. He attended Baker in his freshman year on a football and baseball scholarship.
He then transferred to the University of Kansas to play football from 2000-2002 as a QB/WR under former coaches Terry Allen and Mark Mangino. He was a member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and a Jayhawk Scholar in 2001. Graduated in 2003 with B.S. degree in Journalism and Mass Communications.
After KU he spent the last 10 years climbing the Texas High School coaching ranks. He most recently was the Offensive Coordinator at Dallas Hillcrest High School in Dallas. He coached every position on the offensive side of the ball during time in Texas. He is married to the former Hayley Morgan of Lawrence.
Position: Head Track & Field Coach
Baker University Director of Athletics Theresa Yetmar announced the hiring of Baker alumnus Ryan Pitts as the new head coach of the Wildcats’ track and field program in June of 2015.
He continued to lead Baker to dominance in the 2015-16 year, as the Wildcats captured its sixth-straight Heart of America Athletic Conference Men's Outdoor Track & Field championship and fifth-straight Heart Men's Indoor Track & Field championship.
Pitts was named the 2016 Heart Men's Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Coach of the year. Two Baker men’s athletes broke school records at the Heart Outdoor championship, as Tyler Randall broke the program record in the 800 in a time of 1:54.91, while Jesse Mathews broke the school record in the 400m hurdles in a time of 53.86.
Pitts graduated from Baker in 2006 after a successful career on the football field and on the track for the ‘Cats. He was named an NAIA All-American wide receiver in 2005 and was a national indoor and outdoor qualifier in the high hurdles in 2006.
He spent the 2014-15 season serving the Baker football coaching staff as the wide receivers coach and the track & field coaching staff as an assistant coach focusing on the sprints, jumps and hurdle athletes.
Coach Pitts was a key contributor to the Wildcats’ four Heart of America Athletic Conference Championships in 14-15, as they captured the men’s and women’s indoor track & field championship and the men’s and women’s outdoor track & field championships.
Baker also qualified 15 athletes to the 2015 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama in May of 2015.
Before his coaching career at Baker, Pitts served as the head girls track and field coach at Warren High School in Downey, California, from 2010 to 2012 and was the assistant track and field coach at North Torrance High School in Torrance, California, from 2007 to 2010.
Pitts will now primarily take over as the head track and field coach at Baker but will work alongside Tim Byers, the director of cross country and track and field.
Coach Byers will oversee the cross country programs as the head coach, while also serving Coach Pitts as an assistant track and field coach.