Carlynton High School graduate and former Pittsburgh Passion quarterback and wide receiver Angela Baker was named offensive quality control coach for the New York Giants on Friday. Baker is the second female coach to join Brian Daboll’s staff in East Rutherford after Laura Young was hired last month as the team’s director of coaching operations.
Baker took part in the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship, which is used in conjunction with NFL training camps, offseason workout programs, and minicamps to give minority coaches the opportunity to observe, participate, gain experience in hopes of gaining a full-time coaching position at the NFL level. Before being hired by the Giants, Baker had a stint with the Cleveland Browns while in the fellowship program.
The fellowship program has given opportunities to multiple head coaches at the NFL level such as Mike Tomlin, Marvin Lewis, and Lovie Smith all made their way through the program before getting hired by their respective teams.
Prior to getting her start in coaching, Baker spent nine seasons as a quarterback and receiver for the Pittsburgh Passion a women’s football team that competes in the Women’s Football Alliance.