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David Baker
David  Baker

Assistant Athletic Director


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A member of the Penn State Athletics staff for more than 30 years, Dave Baker has served as Assistant Athletic Director since October 2002. He has responsibilities in the athletic business operation, team travel, Beaver Stadium operations and is the administrator for the men's basketball program.

Baker joined the Penn State Athletics staff in 1974 as an Assistant Sports Information Director and was promoted to Sports Information Director in 1979. In 1986, he moved to the Athletic Business office, serving in several positions, including Athletic Business Manager.

While in the Sports Information office, Baker earned 24 publication awards from CoSIDA, the College Sports Information Directors of America, including six "Best in the Nation" awards. He also served a two-year term as president of the National Association of Collegiate Concessionaires (NACC).

Baker graduated from Penn State in 1973 with a degree in journalism. He also earned his Masters of Business Administration in accounting from Penn State in 1987.

Baker teaches a Sports Information course in the College of Communications' Center for Sports Journalism program.


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