David Baylor, a former state trooper, was appointed DIAA’s new executive director July 17.
Born and raised in Wilmington, he graduated from St. Mark’s High school before he entered the U.S. Navy.
After leaving he military he spent 23 years with the Delaware State Police.
Baylor said the job intrigued him.
”I worked up and down the state in a couple of different roles including when I was a state trooper,” he said “I thought it would be a good opportunity to help make things better for the student athletes in our state.”
Baylor spent years working closely with the Blue Hen football team, especially with freshmen and new student-athletes, in the areas of community service, personal development, leadership, and social responsibility.
He recently served as director of consumer affairs at N-K-S Distributors.
Where he worked with educational institutions at all levels in the area of alcohol awareness and education and the prevention of underage drinking.
He also has served as a member of the boards of the Catholic Youth Organization, St. Mark’s High School, Bear YMCA, the Delaware Mentor Progra, and the Delaware Crime Stoppers Board.
Since he has been in office Baylor said, he’s learning how everything works.
“It’s like starting anywhere new,” he said.
When asked what he’s liked so far about the position? Baylorsaid, “I am excited about the relationships with the athletic directors, coaches, and principals of the schools so we can come together as one unit.”
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