Aimee Baker Steps Down As Head Women's Crew Coach

June 27, 2006

Stanford, Calif. - Aimee Baker, who has served as the head women's crew coach from 1994-2006), has stepped down as head coach of the program as her contract was not renewed for the upcoming season.

'I am proud of what the program has accomplished during my time atStanford,' said Baker. 'I am very grateful for the hard work of the Stanford athletes, the support from the Stanford alumni and friends, and for the dedication and loyalty of my assistant coaches. I look forward to watching the progress of Stanford in the years to come.'

'We appreciate the contribution Coach Baker has made to the program over the past 12 years,' said Athletic Director Bill Walsh.

Baker was a two-time Pac-10 Coach of the Year (1996, 2003) while on The Farm and led Stanford to four NCAA appearances (2002, '03, '05 and '06). The Cardinal finished 10th nationally in 2002, ninth in 2003 and 11th in 2006. The Varsity Eight were ranked No. 1 nationally in 2003, finishing third at NCAAs. That same year, the Varsity Eight were crowned Pac-10 Champions - a first for the Cardinal in the history of the women's program.

A nationwide search for a successor will begin immediately.

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