Athletic Director

BakerAthletic Director Gary Baker

Mr. Gary Baker brings a wealth of experience in education and coaching to BHS. He has proudly worn Pirate Blue as a teacher and coach in Boonville Schools. Since then, Mr. Baker had been an administrator in California, Missouri Schools, serving as Assistant Principal for four years and Lead Principal for six years. He is married to Melissa Baker, a veteran Pirate teacher and coach. They are parents to three daughters (Daylynn, Morgan and Elena) and are expecting a son in September. Baker is currently completing his Doctorate in Education with an emphasis in Educational Leadership. 


Mr. Baker has coached football at the Jr. high, high school and collegiate levels, coached high school baseball, travel softball and basketball, youth soccer, tball, flag football, track and cross country.

“I am very excited to be back in Boonville.  This community has been a huge part of my life and my family over the years.  The love and support shown for student-athletes in Boonville is second to none.  I am looking forward to the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Coach Shikles and continue to help student-athletes and coaches have success on the field of play, classroom and prepare for the rigors of life,” Baker says.