Defensive backs coach Henry Baker, who held the same job during the 2017 season for Rutgers, only to leave and then return this past December, is leaving again. Baker is making a move to the New York Giants, which was first reported by Football Scoop. N.J. Advance Media’s Ryan Dunleavy and James Kratch jointly reported that Baker is taking an assistant defensive backs coaching position with the New York Giants soon after.
Baker was on the job for a second time at Rutgers for less than two months after replaced assistant coach Cory Robinson, who left to coach at his alma mater, Maryland. The Paterson native had previously participated in a minority coaching internship with the Giants a few years ago.
Head Coach Chris Ash now has two open assistant coaching positions to fill on his staff. The other spot is likely to be filled on the offensive side of the ball, although Ash could go in a number of directions. More to come in what is a crucial offseason for Ash ahead of his fourth season and one year removed from an 1-11 campaign.