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Lacy Lee BakerLacy Lee Baker

Lacy Lee Baker

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Responsibilities: Liaison to other organizations, Finances, Management, Sponsorships, Travel Ball liaison, Convention Director, Bylaws Committee, Ethics Committee, Coach Emeriti liaison, Publisher of Fastpitch Delivery.

Bio: Lacy Lee Baker was named executive director of the NFCA in the summer of 1994, and serves the Association as the primary liaison with the NFCA board of directors, as well as the Travel Ball and Affiliate membership. She also represents the association’s views to other organizations and works with the NFCA sponsors. 

Organizing and planning the NFCA National Convention is also a key duty, as well as serving as publisher of Fastpitch Delivery, the NFCA's monthly newspaper

A 2014 inductee into the NFCA Hall of Fame, the Jackson, Miss., native brings more than 30 years of experience in the sports industry to the NFCA. This includes seven years with the NCAA, where she served as assistant and associate director of championships. 
At the NCAA, Baker administered all three NCAA softball championships.

Prior to that, she worked for the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee as project director and editor of The Olympic Record, the official daily program of the 1984 Olympic Games. She previously worked on several college campuses, including Truman State as associate director of athletics, and in sports information at both Stanford and San Diego State.

Baker earned her bachelor’s degree in education with a major in physical education from Delta State (Miss.) in 1977. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Southern Mississippi in 1978. She is married to another NFCA Hall of Famer -- Jay Miller, currently the pitching coach at the University of Louisville. Their daughter Nikki was a collegiate softball student-athlete at Lake Forest College from where she graduated in 2013.  A recent graduate of Illinois State University with a master's in sports administration, she is the assistant softball coach at Wittenberg.