USA Curling

Position National Program Coach (men)
Delivers Right-handed
Born May 7, 1951, in Bemidji, Minn.
Hometown Bemidji, Minn.
Occupation Insurance Agent; national coach, USA Curling
Family Married to Lynn, two children, Randy & Nikki
Year started curling 1961
Height 5 feet, 11 inches
Weight 185 pounds
Education Bachelor's degree in business administration
CURLING HIGHLIGHTS
  • Olympic Winter Games: 2006 (bronze)
  • U.S. Men's Nationals: 2006 (champion), 2005 (4th), 1994, '93, '79 (champion each year); 2001, 1988, '86 (semifinalist each year); 1997, '95, '83 (competitor each year) 
  • U.S. Olympic Team Trials: 2005 (4th), 2001 (bronze), 1998 (bronze)
  • Men's World Championship: 2011 (10th), 2010 (4th), 2006 (4th), 2005 (6th), 2003 (8th), 1993 (semifinalist); 1994, '79 (5th each year)
  • Inducted into the USCA Hall of Fame in 2005
  • U.S. Senior Nationals: 2007 (quarterfinalist), 2006, 2004, 2003 (champion)
  • Senior World Championships: 2003 (silver)
  • USA Curling Team of the Year: 2006
  • U.S. Olympic Committee Team of the Year: 2006

Coaching Highlights

  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games
  • Randy Baird Team: 2000 Junior Men's Nationals (champion); 2000 World Juniors (5th)
  • Jeremy Fogelson Team: 1999 Junior Men's Nationals (runner-up); 1998 Junior Men's Nationals (semifinalist)
  • Hope Schmitt Team: 1999, '98 Junior Women's Nationals (champion both years); 1999, '98 World Juniors (fifth both years); 1999 Women's Nationals (5th)
  • Nikki Baird Team: 2000 Junior Women's Nationals (semifinalist); 2000 Women's Nationals (5th)

About Scott Baird:

Curls out of: Bemidji Curling Club

In his own words: "My parents introduced me to the game at the age of 10. My wife & I introduced our children to the game at an even earlier age. Curling has been a part of our lives for decades, and hopefully will continue to be for many more."

Hobbies: Fishing, boating, hunting, golf and rollerblading.

Favorite athlete to watch: Tiger Woods

Cartoon character that best describes his personality: Garfield

Olympic sport he'd like to try: Shooting or archery

Curling heroes: Bud Somerville's world championship teams and Bruce Roberts's world championship teams

Favorite motivational quote: "Today is the first day of the rest of your life."