Wilberforce in Greene County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Albert Baker Football Practice Field
Central State University's Fighting Marauder football practice field is proudly dedicated in honor of Mr. Albert Baker. Mr. Baker served as a teacher and coach at Central State from 1947 until 1977, and his outstanding contributions included the building of national and international recognition for the University's athletic program, and positively influencing thousands of students as a dedicated faculty member of the HPER Department. With a career spanning four decades, Mr. Baker's coaching achievements included successful golf teams and outstanding Marauder football teams for the era, and the legacy of athletic and academic excellence left by Albert Baker is hereby recognized with heartfelt appreciation by the entire Central State family.
Erected by Central State University.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Sports. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1947.
Location. 39° 42.95′ N, 83° 52.382′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilberforce OH 45384, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hallie Quinn Brown (approx. Ό mile away); Paul Robeson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Galloway Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brigadier General Benjamin Oliver Davis, Sr. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Central State University (approx. 0.4 miles away); Martin Robison Delany (approx. half a mile away); Old Wilberforce University Campus at Tawawa Springs (approx. half a mile away); Wilberforce University / Distinguished Wilberforceans (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilberforce.
Regarding Albert Baker Football Practice Field. Albert Baker was an inaugural inductee into the CSU Marauder Athletic Hall of Fame in 1988.
Also see . . . Central State University. (Submitted on February 24, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 668 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 24, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.