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Al Baldock


Inducted February 20th, 1997

One of only four Junior College football coaches to win more than 200 games, Baldock ranks third on the all time JC list with 227 victories as a head coach. With the exception of the 1990 season, Baldock was the Taft College head coach from 1976-93, compiling a 137-26-5 record with JC Grid-Wire national championships in 1982 and 1984. He also won Division II state championships in 9177 and 1979. He also coached the Cougars to five Potato Bowl championships. Before coming to Taft, Baldock coached at Allan Hancock College (1959-61), College of the Sequoias (1962-68) and Los Angeles City College (1972-74). Not included in his JC coaching total is a 23-2-0 record as a player-coach at Fort Riley Kansas, in 1951-52. As a player he was an All-American end at USC. His roommate was Bakersfield raised and Bob Elias Hall of Fame charter member, Frank Gifford.