David Baylor, who spent 23 years with the Delaware State Police, will begin his 10th season with the University of Delaware football program as a player personnel coach during the 2015 season.
Baylor, a native of Wilmington, works closely with head coach Dave Brock and 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 also works in the same capacity with student-athletes from Delaware's other 20 intercollegiate teams.
A graduate of nearby St. Mark's High School, Baylor enlisted in the United States Navy and served as a Naval Command investigator and as a Narcotics Detection K-9 handler before joining the Delaware State Police in 1982.
While with the state police, Baylor rose from the rank of recruit Trooper to major and served in several capacities throughout his career, including Executive Protection detail with governors Mike Castle and Tom Carper, director of public information, assistant personnel director, troop commander of Troop 9 in Odessa, and as a field operations officer in New Castle County.
Baylor was born and raised in Wilmington, Del.. After graduating from St. Mark's High school, he entered the U.S. Navy. During his military service, he was a Naval Command Investigator and Narcotics Detection K-9 handler.
On March 1, 1982, Baylor was appointed to the Delaware State Police. During his career, Baylor rose from the rank of Recruit Trooper to Major.
Baylor retired after 23 years of service with the state police and now serves as director of consumer affairs at N-K-S Distributors. In his current role, he works with educational institutions at all levels in the area of alcohol awareness and education and the prevention of underage drinking.
He earned his bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Wilmington (Del.) University in 1997 and his master's degree from the University of Phoenix in 2002. He is also a 1997 graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy in Quantico, Va.
In addition to his career in law enforcement, Baylor has also served as an adjunct faculty member on the staffs of Delaware Technical and Community College and Wilmington University.
He also has served as a member on the following Boards of Directors: The Catholic Youth Organization, St. Mark's High School, Bear YMCA, the Delaware Mentor Program, and the Delaware Crime Stoppers Board.
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