josh baker --- 2026 Elite Head Coach

Josh Baker is entering his 1 st season coaching with the Sox.

Coach Baker has been a high school baseball coach in Arkansas for 4 years including the head coach at Nemo Vista in Center Ridge and is currently an
assistant coach at Marion High School in Marion, Arkansas. In his two years at Nemo Vista, he led the Red Hawks to the quarter-finals in 2021. He was also selected as the 2021 1A-4 conference Coach of the Year.

In 2022, Coach Baker took an assistant coaching position at 5A Marion where he would be responsible for coaching infielders. That year, Coach Baker was on the staff that helped lead the Patriots to their 1st ever State Championship. Coach Baker has seen 6 players make commitments to further their planning career in college.

A native of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Coach Baker played at Westside High School for Chad Soden where he lettered for 4 seasons. He furthered his playing career at Williams Baptist College for 1 season underhead coach Frank Lee as a pitcher. Baker is married to his wife Ashleigh, who is a speech therapist. The couple welcomed their first son Benjamin in August of 2022.