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Rick Baumann

Rick Baumann

Treasure Valley Community College
Class of 2018

Rick played college baseball his freshman year at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California before transferring to Idaho State University (1969-1972). Rick received his bachelor of science from ISU with a major in Mathematics Education and a minor in Physical Education. Baumann began his college coaching career assisting Babe Caccia as the pitching coach in 1973.

Coach Baumann began his coaching career in 1971 as the assistant coach to Head Coach Bill Derham for the Pocatello Rebels American Legion Baseball team in Pocatello, Idaho. He took over as head coach in 1973 and promptly won their first state championship.

Baumann began his teaching career in the fall of 1973 at Kuna High School in Kuna, Idaho. Baumann coached basketball, volleyball, and golf during his four years at Kuna. Rick got back into baseball as he took over the head coaching position at Minico High School in Rupert, Idaho. In five years with the Spartans he was 98 - 38. The Spartans won four regional titles in five years, 2nd in the state in 1981 and won the state championship in 1982. He also coached the Minico Sage American Legion Baseball team while in Rupert and helped the team attend the state tournament four of the five years he coached.

Baumann began his head coaching college career in the fall of 1982 as the head coach of the Treasure Valley Community College Chukars. During his coaching career he garnered a 609 - 409 record as the baseball coach. In 1990 and 1992 the Chukars won regional championships while an NJCAA affiliate. In 1990 the Chukars also won the District Championship and finished 5th in the nation. In 2010 the Chukars won the Eastern Division Playoffs of the NWAACC and qualified for the championship tournament. In 2011 the Chukars finished 34 -12 for their fourth straight trip to the playoffs. While coaching in the NWAACC Baumann’s coaching record was 190 - 88.

Baumann was named District Coach of the Year in 1990 and Regional Coach of the Year in 1990 and 1992. Baumann stepped down as the baseball coach in 1996 to head the Athletic Department from 1996-2005. During his tenure, the athletic program went from 4 athletic programs to 17 programs as they switched from the NJCAA to the NWAACC. He also oversaw many facility changes and transportation changes for the athletic department. Baumann received his Masters in Education and Sport Studies in 2001.

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