In just his first season as head coach, Pitts led Baker to a Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship in the men’s indoor and outdoor track & field championships, the fifth and sixth-straight team championships respectively.
He was also named the Heart men’s indoor and outdoor track & field coach of the year in 2016.
In the 2016 Heart men’s outdoor track & field championship, Baker posted 178.5 points for the league title and earned three individual conference champions and 19 All-Conference performers. Baker finished the regular season as the top-ranked team in the South Central.
Baker will now compete in Gulf Shores, Alabama in the 2016 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships with 14 total athletes.
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