Michael Baker, Program Director
Mike began rowing in 1992 as a freshman in high school on Cape Cod. While working on his degree in Sports Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Mike stroked the first Varsity Heavyweight Eight to multiple local and regional medals. He went on to train with the Ottawa Rowing Club in Ontario (CA) and Riverside Boat Club in Cambridge (MA), winning the Lightweight 2- and 4+ two years in a row and the Lightweight 8+ at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. The Head of the Charles Regatta saw Mike bring home two consecutive victories with the Ottawa Rowing Club Lightweight 4+.
Mike was a founding member and trustee of the Honolulu Rowing Club, as well as a founder and president of the Cape Cod Cycling Club.
Not only an accomplished rower, he has also competed in multiple marathons and triathlons at the pre-elite level, including two Boston Marathons and numerous sprint triathlon, half and full Ironman races.
Mike comes to Wayland-Weston with significant coaching experience, having coached multiple crews to medal at several regional championship events, US Club Nationals, and the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. Mike coached the 2011 CanAmMex crew that won gold in the quad and single. He is very excited to bring his well-rounded athletic and coaching experience to Wayland-Weston.