Ryan Baxter is in his 11th season as a member of the coaching staff at his alma mater. A three-year letterwinner for Ball State, Baxter closed out his collegiate career as one of the most successful players in school history.
Baxter has been instrumental in the Cardinals' success. Baxter's coaching helped the Cardinals to their 19th regular season Mid-American Conference Championship in 2006. He helped tutor the 2005 squad to its 18th regular season MAC and to its 16th MAC Tournament title. Baxter also helped the Cardinals a MAC Tournament championship in 2011. Additionally, the Cardinals posted a 20-9 regular season mark and saw their sixth NCAA Championship Tournament appearance in 2011.
In 2003, Baxter helped guide Ball State to the NCAA Championships for the fifth time in school history. His work helped Ball State capture its 17th MAC regular-season championship and its 15th undefeated league campaign in school annals in 2003.
Baxter has two sons and they reside in Noblesville, Ind. He was inducted into the Ball State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2013.