Brad Baldwin is in his first season as an assistant coach for the Northwood University baseball program. He will work primarily with the infielders and hitters, while also being involved in recruiting and administrative duties.
Before coming to Northwood, Baldwin spent the 2018-19 season at Ashland University. During his one season at Ashland, Baldwin assisted ABCA Hall of Fame coach, John Schaly, where he worked primarily with the hitters and defense. He helped the Eagles win both, the GLIAC regular season and tournament championships, for the first time in program history. The Eagles were also Midwest Regional champions and made a Division II World Series appearance for the first time in 11 years. Ashland also set a program record for most consecutive wins, 17, and tying the program record of 48 wins in a season. The Eagles finished the 2019 season ranked fifth nationally. He helped coach three first team All-GLIAC selections, as well as a second team selection. Of those All-GLIAC selections, one was named to a Midwest Regional team.
Baldwin played at Wayne State University, where he was a four-year letter winner. During his time at Wayne, Brad led the team in batting average for three straight seasons from 2015-2017. He was a three-time first-team All-GLIAC selection, from 2016-2018 at second base, and was a first-team All-Midwest Region selection in 2017. He was also a finalist for the Josh Willingham Award in 2017, which is a Division II MVP award for all-around achievements, including academics, athletics, and community service. During that period, he was also an All-Academic Team selection for the GLIAC as well. At Wayne State, Baldwin holds the all-time career record for doubles, 70, as well as the single season record for doubles with 29. He is also among the top five all-time in six other offensive categories. Baldwin was named a team captain in 2018 by his teammates.
Baldwin is currently finishing his Master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in sport management, from Ashland University. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in management from Wayne State University in 2018.