Athletic Director

District Athletic Director
Toriano Baker
Principal/ District Athletic Director

Background:

It gives me great pleasure to serve as the Lowndes County District Athletic Director.  I offer over 18 years of extensive coaching, teaching, and administrative experience that has allowed me to be successful throughout the course of my career.  I consider myself to be well-versed in the administrative aspects of being a District Athletic Director. My experience has spanned across a variety of roles with a solid record of achieving and motivating student-athletes.

Core Qualifications:

  • Physical Education Teacher 12 years (Lowndes and Montgomery County)
  • Wide Receiver football coach (Lee High School) 3 years
  • High School and Middle School basketball coach 15 years (Lowndes and Montgomery County)
  • High School Athletic Director (Central High School) 6 years
  • YMCA youth football and basketball official 13 years
  • AHSAA high school and middle school basketball official 2 years
  • Dixie Youth Baseball Association - Umpire 13 years
  • Coached AAU boys’ basketball team 3 years
  • Pursuing AHSAA Certified Athletic Administrator (target completion date 2020)

Accomplishments:

  • Alabama High School Final Four Basketball Appearances 5 times
  • Alabama State Runner Up Basketball (Central High School) 2001
  • Alabama State Basketball Championship (Central High School) 2002
  • 2A and 4A Regional Basketball Champions (Central High School)
  • Awarded All Metro 4A Coach of the Year 2002
  • Awarded “Rookie of the Year” Central Alabama Basketball Official Association 2018
  • Reinstated Central High School boys’ baseball and girls’ softball program
  • Reinstated Lowndes and Hayneville Middle School football program
  • Implemented girls' volleyball program district wide
  • Awarded Alabama Power to Play grant (Central High School) 2 consecutive years

Experience:

  • Played for The Calhoun High School basketball team
  • Received basketball scholarship - Faulkner University Men’s Basketball (Montgomery)
  • Extended basketball career and played International Pro-Basketball in the Dominican Republic, Spain, and Iceland.

As the District Athletic Director, I will collaborate with coaches, administrators, students, parents and the community to ensure we capitalize on delivering memorable student-athlete experiences.  I’m looking forward to growing our athletic program and with your support, I am confident Lowndes County will produce well-rounded, student-athletes who are ready to compete in a fierce competitive world.

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