Patrick Baker
Patrick  Baker

Position:
Head Coach


07/06/2015

2015 Women’s Soccer Schedule Released

Slate features eight home matches

06/07/2015

Women's Soccer Camps Begin June 8

Coach Baker and his staff offer instructional camps

03/24/2015

Owls Add Dominique Nelson to 2015 Signing Class

Dominique Nelson Joins FAU Women's Soccer

03/03/2015

Owls Name Jordan Reppell Assistant Coach

Reppell joins FAU from Nova Southeastern

02/27/2015

Women's Soccer Announces 2015 Spring Schedule

Owls host four spring matches

Patrick Baker was named head coach of the Florida Atlantic University women's soccer program in February 2013 after successful stints at NCAA Division I, II and III institutions. Baker is the fourth head coach in the program's 22 year history.

In 2014, FAU's defense made waves around the conference as Baker's squad allowed multiple goals in just five matches throughout the season. The Owls posted eight shutouts en route to a 7-9-4 season which featured a whopping ten overtime games. In his first season at the helm, Baker's team came on strong at the end of 2013, winning back-to-back games to close out a 5-10-4 mark on the year. The Owls tied an NCAA record with four 0-0 draws.

Baker brings a winning pedigree to FAU, being the only women's soccer coach in NCAA history to take a team to the Division I, II and III postseason tournaments. He was named the 2003 National Coach of the Year by Soccer America, amassed an 80-46-11 record, and had one team advance to the NCAA Division I Final Four. His teams had 18 wins over ranked opponents, including six victories over top 10 teams.

"We are excited to welcome Patrick Baker and his family to Florida Atlantic University," said Patrick Chun, FAU's Director of Athletics. "Patrick is passionate about developing the whole student-athlete. He has made an impact at every place he has coached. Patrick's track record as a teacher, coach and recruiter is a great fit for our university."

Baker's NCAA Division I coaching career started at Pennsylvania in the Ivy League for four years, then six years at Florida State of the Atlantic Coast Conference and five years at Georgia of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

Five of Baker's six Florida State teams qualified for the NCAA tournament, and the Seminoles made three Sweet 16 appearances and advanced to the 2003 Final Four. He is the only coach in Georgia program history to take three straight teams to the NCAA women's soccer tournament. His 2007 Bulldogs' team had the best record in school history (18-4-2) and posted an 8-1-2 mark in SEC play. In 2009, Baker helped guide Georgia o a No. 20 national ranking.

Baker spent the previous two years at California-Berkeley, helping the Bears advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament in both seasons. He was the program's recruiting coordinator and helped attract PAC-12 Freshman of the Year Ifeoma Onumonu. Before coaching at the NCAA Division I level, Baker was head coach at Rollins College (NCAA Division II) in 2010 and North Carolina Wesleyan College (Division III) from 1989-1994.

Baker also added: "We have been fortunate to turn around programs at several colleges. The process is never easy and requires hard work by the staff and the players. The blueprint for success will allow our players to excel in the classroom, on the playing field and within the community. Player development and recruiting will be two of our top priorities."

Baker's Head Coaching Record

Season School Record Accomplishments
1989 N.C. Wesleyan 4-12-1
1990 N.C. Wesleyan 6-12-1
1991 N.C. Wesleyan 12-6
1992 N.C. Wesleyan 11-3-3
1993 N.C. Wesleyan 13-5-1
1994 Penn 4-11
1995 Penn 9-6-2
1996 Penn 5-10-2
1997 Penn 14-5
1998 Penn 11-5-1
1999 Florida State 9-10-1 ACC Tournament
2000 Florida State 14-8-2 NCAA Tournament - Third Round
2001 Florida State 15-8-1 NCAA Tournament
2002 Florida State 13-7-3 NCAA Tournament - Third Round
2003 Florida State 17-8-1 NCAA College Cup
2004 Florida State 12-5-3 NCAA Tournament
2005 Georgia 12-6-2 SEC Tournament
2006 Georgia 10-9 SEC Tournament
2007 Georgia 18-4-2 NCAA Tournament
2008 Georgia 11-11-1 NCAA Tournament
2009 Georgia 15-6-1 NCAA Tournament
2010 Rollins 10-5-2 NCAA DII Tournament
2013 FAU 5-10-4
2014 FAU 7-9-4
Total 24 seasons 257-181-38 Only women's soccer coach in history to go to DI, II and III postseason tournaments
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