Delaware's Henry Baker to serve in Walsh Minority Fellowship with Lions
Delaware cornerbacks coach Henry Baker will serve in the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship with the Detroit Lions this summer, according to a source.
Baker, 38, has held his current position with Delaware since 2011. He was also the program’s special teams coordinator in 2012.
The annual fellowship was launched in 1987 and is aimed to create more job opportunities for minority coaches. Each NFL team is encouraged to hire a minimum of four participants, who generally work through the duration of training camp, including all preseason games.
Before Baker’s arrival at Delaware, he coached defensive backs at East Stroudsburg for a season. He was a defensive graduate assistant at his alma mater, Maryland, from 2008-09 and a recruiting intern for the program in 2001.
Baker was a defensive back for the Terrapins from 1994-97 and briefly played with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2003.
The Detroit Lions had an 11-5 record last season under first-year coach Jim Caldwell and lost in an NFC wild-card playoff game.