Thursday, August 13, 2015

Frank Baird

Frank Atwood Baird

Born:
April 10, 1912
Toledo, OH

Died:
March 20, 2007
Goshen, IN

Career
1927-28 Arsenal Technical High School - Indianapolis (High School)
1928-29 Arsenal Technical High School - Indianapolis (High School)
1929-30 Arsenal Technical High School - Indianapolis (High School)
1930-31 Butler University (College)
1931-32 Butler University (College)
1932-33 Butler University (College)
1933-34 Butler University (College)
1934-35 Indianapolis (Independent)
1934-35 Broad Ripple High School - Indiana (High School) Assistant coach
1935-36 Indianapolis Kautskys (Midwest Basketball Conference)
1935-36 Hilgemeier Packers - Indianapolis (Independent) 
1936-37 Indianapolis Kautskys (Midwest Basketball Conference)
1937-38 Indianapolis Kautskys (NBL)
1938-39 Indianapolis Kautskys (NBL)
1938-39 Broad Ripple High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach
1939-40 Indianapolis Kautskys (NBL)
1939-40 Broad Ripple High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach
1940-41 Indianapolis Kautskys (Independent)
1940-41 Broad Ripple High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach
1941-42 Indianapolis Kautskys (NBL)
1941-42 Broad Ripple High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach
1942-43 Indianapolis Pure Oils (Independent)
1942-43 Broad Ripple High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach
1943-44 Indianapolis (Independent)
1943-44 Broad Ripple High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach
1944-45 Indianapolis Kautskys (Independent)
1944-45 Broad Ripple High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach
1945-46 Indianapolis Pure Oils (Independent)
1945-46 Broad Ripple High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach
1946-47 Broad Ripple High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach
1947-48 Broad Ripple High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach
1948-49 Broad Ripple High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach
1949-50 Broad Ripple High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach
1950-51 Broad Ripple High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach
1951-52 Broad Ripple High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach



Frank A. Baird was born in Toledo, Ohio, to Charles and Clara Baird. He graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in 1930, and then went to Butler University where he played basketball and baseball and graduated with a B.S. in Economics and Business Administration.  He played basketball professionally for Indianapolis for a few seasons including the years in the Midwest Conference. He returned to Butler to obtain a Masters Degreee in Education and worked as a teacher and coach at Broad Ripple High School in Indianapolis for 42 years. He also would spend time officiating sporting events including football around Indianapolis. His years of coaching and officiating football got him inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 1974. He married Doras Cranfill on August 16, 1930 and the couple had one son, Donn. Baird died in Goshen, Indiana, in 2007, a few weeks shy of his 95th birthday.

Source:
Obituary
Indianapolis Star, January 26, 1935
Indianapolis Star, July 23, 1939

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/b/bairdfr01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=bairdfr01

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