Tony Baldwin completed his first year as a volunteer coach with the Georgia program in 2011 helping the Bulldogs go 51-14 and advance to the NCAA Super Regionals.
Baldwin joins the Bulldogs from Camp Weequahic where he serves as an Assistant Director. Camp Weequahic, located in Lakewood, Penn., offers a complete, traditional co-ed camping experience as its individual choice program provides a distinctive summer experience where campers excel and explore in their own individual interests and still feel part of the history and traditions of camp. The camp encourages participants to try new activities, improve their skills, and, most importantly, build new and lasting friendships.
Prior to joining Camp Weequahic, Baldwin spent fourteen years coaching NCAA Division I baseball most recently he spent three years as an assistant coach at Michigan State from 2006-08. Baldwin also served as the Spartans' recruiting coordinator and worked with the hitters and infielders. Under Baldwin's direction, MSU landed the top recruiting class in the Big Ten in 2008, as voted on by Baseball America.
Baldwin went to MSU from Dartmouth, where he spent six seasons beginning as an assistant coach in 1999 before being promoted to assistant head coach in 2003. During his tenure at Dartmouth, the Big Green won three Ivy League Red Rolfe Division titles (2000, 2001 and 2004) as he recruited and coached two Ivy League Players of the Year, three Freshman of the Year honorees and one Pitcher of the Year, and 16 of his players were named first team All-Ivy League and eight went on to sign professional baseball contracts.
Baldwin began his coaching career at his alma mater, Butler University, where he coached hitters, infielders and catchers. In a five-year stint at Butler, Baldwin helped the Bulldogs win regular season titles in 1996, 1998, and 1999 along with a conference tournament title in 1998. The regular season title in 1996 was the first Midwestern Collegiate Conference baseball title in the school's history. Under Baldwin, the Bulldog hitters set 15 team offensive records including runs, slugging percentage, hits, RBI, doubles, triples and home runs. Baldwin recruited and coached one MCC Player of the Year and three Pitcher of the Year honorees. Twelve players were named first team All-MCC during his stay and 12 players signed professional baseball contracts.
Baldwin graduated from Butler in 1995 with a degree in finance. He was a four-year starter at catcher for Butler. In 1994, he served as a team captain for the Bulldogs and earned All-MCC honors.
A native of Bloomington, Ind., he was a two-year letterwinner at Bloomington North High School in both baseball and basketball.
Baldwin is a part owner and inventor of Swift Stik, Inc., which is a training aid for batting which is endorsed by many professional, Olympic, collegiate and high school baseball and softball teams and players.
Tony and his wife Suzanne, have two daughters, Ella and Abby, and one son, Brady.