Position: Head Golf Coach
Baker head men's and women's golf coach Karen Exon has been with the Baker athletics staff since the 1998 school year when she helped start the women's golf program as head coach.
She became the head men's golf coach in 2005 and has helped bring strong athletes not only on the golf course for competition but in the classroom as well.
Exon quickly built the women's team into a Heart of America Athletic Conference power with a third-place finish in 1999 with her first full team. In 2013 her squad won the University's first ever Heart of America Athletic Conference Women's Golf Team Championship.
The Wildcats then competed in the NAIA Women's Golf National Championship tournament in Lincoln, Neb., at the Wilderness Ridge Golf Course. Baker finished in 26th-place as a team. Freshman Lindsey Mateer was named the HAAC Freshman of the Year.
The Wildcat men's golf team also had an outstanding 2012-13 season finishing the HAAC Tournament in second-place behind Central Methodist.
2013-14 brought even more success to both programs, as the women's squad captured its second-straight HAAC Conference Tournament Championship and advanced to the NAIA Women's Golf National Championship again in Lincoln, Neb. Baker improved to a tie for 24th-place at the 2014 National Championship. The men's team again finished in second-place in the HAAC Conference Tournament just behind first-place Culver-Stockton. Off of the course, junior Emma Tinsley was named a 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete and senior men's golfer also won the NAIA Scholar-Athlete honor.