Steve Baum '11 began his tenure as Goucher College's women's tennis head coach in September of 2018, taking the reigns of the program from his mother, Sally, who left the head coaching position of the Gophers after the 2017-18 season to take over as Goucher’s full-time Associate Athletic Director after coaching the program for 36 seasons.
Baum came back to Goucher from a stint as a Junior Development Director & Tennis Professional at Genesis Health Clubs in Overland Park, Kansas since June of 2017. There, he was responsible for growth and management of 12 and Under Junior Development Program and Managed Junior Team Tennis (JTT) teams for Genesis, among other duties.
Before moving to Kansas, Baum was the head women’s tennis coach at Alderson Broaddus University in Philippi, W.Va. for three seasons (2014-2017). There, he coached the Battlers NCAA Division II program, leading the team to a pair of third-place finishes in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. Baum also mentored three All-Conference selections and had a student-athlete named to the ITA All-Academic Team, as well.
Baum began his coaching career as a graduate assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s programs at Regis College in Weston, Mass. from 2012 through 2014. There, both the men’s and women’s teams won consecutive NECC Conference Championships (2013, 2014).
Baum entered the coaching ranks after a three-sport career as a student-athlete at Goucher, where he graduated in December of 2011 with a bachelor's degree in psychology.
In all, Baum was a four-year letter winner on the men’s tennis team (2007-2011), eventually becoming team captain, while also earning three letters on the swim team.
In his final semester (Fall 2011), Baum joined the men’s soccer team at Goucher and went on to become the teams starting goalie, eventually earning Landmark Conference Defensive Athlete of the Week honors during the year. In all, he started 10 matches, made 82 saves, and had a goals against average of 1.82 in his only season on the soccer team. Baum, was also the Josephine F. Fiske Award recipient in 2011, as well.