MJ Baker took over the Eastern Florida State College program in 2017 and took off, leading the Titans to a 24-win season and a runner-up finish in the FCSAA State Tournament.
It marked the first time the Titans had reached the championship game after finishing second in the Suncoast Conference. The Titans finished a perfect 14-0 at home.
In 2018-19 her team once again reached the state tournament, this time reaching the quarterfinals.
Baker joined the Titans after three successful seasons at Broward College, Baker had a 49-34 record and shared the conference title with Eastern Florida State College in 2016. Last season she led them to a 21-6 record, making the Region VIII Tournament for the second straight season. Baker was also named the Region VIII Coach of the year.
Before Broward College, Baker led Bluefield College to a record 22 wins and a first-ever top-25 ranking in the NAIA Women's Basketball Coaches' Poll. The team went 13-5 in Appalachian Athletic Conference play and advanced to the National Christian College Athletic Association National Tournament.
Baker began her coaching career at John Curtis Christian in Louisiana, winning state championships in both of her years as head coach.
In her 10 years as a head coach, Baker has a 194-114 record and has been named coach of the year six times.
As a player, Baker excelled both on and off the court and still holds season and career records for rebounding and blocked shots at the University of West Florida, where she was an honorable mention All-American as well as the UWF Female Athlete of the Year in 2005. She also was the Female Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2004 and made the Gulf South Conference All-Academic team in 2005.
Following her college career, Baker played professionally in Germany.
A native of Delaware, Ohio, Baker earned a bachelors in Psychology at the University of West Florida, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She is finishing up her master’s in Mental Health Counseling at West Florida.
Baker and her husband, Ganon, have three children, Kayonna, Kalel and Espn.