I've been fortunate to work with many of the best coaches in the game. They've combined to instill more knowledge than most will ever have access to. That being said, Mark Baker is the best of them all. He found the flaw that had plagued my TV experiences just after we had met, nine years into my career. Had I met mark at the beginning of my career, I have no doubt that I would have at least 10 more titles.
Mark Baker has the best eye in the sport of bowling. He has been working with me for over 10 years and has been able to get me back to the level I need to be within an hour every time we have been able to work together. Mark makes learning fun and proves that even at the professional level we constantly need tune-ups.
I have been extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Coach Mark Baker over the past few years in connection with Team USA. Mark is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of the game and has great communication skills to be able to thoroughly convey information. His ability to pick up on things quickly and come up with a plan of attack to fix them is extremely beneficial. From the very first time I worked with him, he immediately pinpointed exactly what my game needed to help elevate me to the next level.
Personally, he has always gone the extra mile to help me achieve my goals, whether that be simply fixing something that is off, or as important as making sure I am 100% ready for a world competition. Mark has had a tremendous impact on my game and has contributed to many of my world championship medals. I look forward to continuing to work with him throughout the rest of my career.
I had my very first lesson with Mark when I was about 12 years old and from there we hit it off. Part of my success as an amateur and youth bowler was from his drive to shaping me into the bowler that I have become today. He always had my best interest on and off the lanes, making sure that I would be prepared for any obstacles ahead. I will always consider Mark Baker a great mentor, coach, and friend.