Meet the Staff!
Head Coach - Lyndsay Baker
Lyndsay Baker is starting her 16th year as a teacher and coach at Central High School. This year, Coach Baker will lead the Chargers in her 2nd year as the Head Volleyball Coach. Having served as a varsity assistant, JV, and 9th grade coach over her coaching career at Central, she is eager and ready to lead the Chargers into a new season. In addition to being a volleyball coach, Coach Baker also coached softball and basketball for the Chargers. In the classroom, Coach Baker is entering her 3rd year is an AVID I and II teacher. Prior to becoming a Charger, Lyndsay Baker was a graduate of Richland High School and continued her volleyball playing career at McMurry University where she was a 4-year All Conference volleyball player majoring in Multidisciplinary Studies II. In June of 2015, Coach Baker was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Honor at McMurry University.
Coach Baker has 2 children, Lawson (6) and Kaitlyn (4) and 2 stepchildren, Logan (18) and Kyndel (16). She and her husband, Kevin, have been married for 8 years. "The Baker's Half Dozen" live North Richland Hills with their German Sheppard, Ranger. Some of her hobbies include: spending time with her family, working out, shopping, and when she can find the time, traveling.
Coach Baker's favorite quote is, "If you want something you've never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done." ~Thomas Jefferson~
Office Phone: (817) 744-2168 E-Mail: Lyndsay.Baker@kellerisd.net
Varsity Assistant - Brooke Wells
“I started playing volleyball in the 6th grade and fell in love with it immediately. It has set a course for my life, and I still can’t get enough of it decades later. Growing up in Austin, I played competitive volleyball at Westwood High School and Austin Juniors. I was fortunate to earn a scholarship to play at Stephen F. Austin State University where I was a 4 year starter as an outside hitter. Highlights of my college volleyball career include 3 conference championships, Academic All-American, All-conference honors and being named to the S.F.A. Hall of Fame. At S.F.A., I also met my supportive and wonderful husband, Kent Wells. Post college I coached at Rockwall High School and Westwood High School where we were State Runner-up in 1999 and State Champions in 2000. While raising our two daughters, Abby and Karly, I stayed involved with competitive volleyball by refereeing and coaching club in Tennessee, Austin and the DFW area. Now they are ages 17 and 14 and we are definitely a volleyball family. Our evenings, weekends and vacations all rotate around their club volleyball schedules and the sport we love. I was blessed to coach at Central High School as the varsity assistant from 2014-2016 and at Hillwood Middle School from 2017-2018, and I’m thrilled to be back at Central High School for the 2019 season. It is dream come true to celebrate and guide these young athletes through the victories and trials of high school. I strongly believe the character and skills athletes develop in the gym are life altering lessons students will carry with them the rest of their lives, and I am thrilled to be a part of that development here at Central High School.”
Junior Varsity - TBA
Freshman A - Nitra Woods
Nitra Woods began playing volleyball in the 7th grade with a hunger of wanting to succeed. Her first love was basketball but she wanted to try her hand at something new. Growing up in Andrews, TX a small town where volleyball is a huge sport for great athletes. Nitra continued her volleyball career into high school when she made Varsity as a Freshman and earning New Comer of the Year. During her four years she received First team All-District, First team All-Academic, MVP her Senior year as well leading her team to Regionals her Junior and Senior year. Not only did she play volleyball, but she also played basketball, ran track, and played one year of softball.
In college, Nitra played basketball at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, TX and received New Comer of the Year. After college, she began teaching and coaching at 21 in Marathon, TX and has been doing both the last 9 years. While coaching and teaching at Central High School, Nitra enjoys working out and taking care of her dog, Karol. Even though Nitra has only been at Central High School for 4 years, it has become her home away from home and she prides herself as being a Central Charger.