The New Jersey Cross-Country and Track & Field Community Mourns the Loss of Legendary Coach Nick Baker
On Saturday, October 14th, 2023, the state of New Jersey was left reeling by the sudden passing of the beloved and iconic coach Nick Baker. Coach Baker had been the legendary cross-country and track & field coach of Haddonfield High School for an impressive five-decades, making his name as one of the most successful and revered of all New Jersey coaches.
At the time of his passing, Coach Baker – who had recently entered Hospice Care on October 10th after battling against cancer – was surrounded by his loving family at his home.
The news of this tragedy was heartbreaking for the tight-knit Haddonfield community, and for his colleagues in the New Jersey athletic scene. Coach Baker’s legacy will remain unmatched, and the Haddonfield community, as well as the athletic community of New Jersey, please ask that you keep his beloved family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Services to celebrate the life and legacy of Nick Baker will be announced on the NJ MileSplit website when they become available.
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