Former Maryland football player and assistant coach Henry Baker will be making another return to College Park.
Last week, the program announced that Baker would be returning to the Terrapins staff as the next cornerbacks coach. He will replace Cory Robinson who took a job with the New Orleans Saints in February.
Baker played at Maryland from 1994-97 and has stops at his alma mater in other roles. He served as a recruiting intern for the Terrapins in 2001 and was a special teams and defensive assistant with the program from 2008-09.
Baker returns to Maryland after spending last season as the assistant defensive backs coach with the NFL’s New York Giants. He was also the cornerbacks coach at North Carolina in 2018 and held the same position at Rutgers in 2017.
“Henry is a former Terp so I know he feels the same way I do about returning his alma mater to a high level,” Maryland head coach Mike Locksley said. “He’s the son of a well-respected high school coach from South Jersey and his ties and connections in that area should be invaluable for us. Henry was a well-respected leader as a player and he will add value to our staff as a proven teacher, mentor, and recruiter. The Terps improved with this hire.”
Maryland is scheduled to open the 2020 season on Sept. 5 at home against Towson.