Promoted to assistant coach on Mark Gottfried's staff in May 2007 is Tuscaloosa native Kobie Baker.
His duties include on-the-floor coaching, scouting, and monitoring academic progress of the players, among others.
Baker has been an assistant coach at North Texas, Troy, Nicholls State and Southeastern Louisiana. Baker is a 1993 graduate of Tuscaloosa's Central High School and a 1998 graduate of Talladega College, helping lead Talledega College to the 1995 Southern States Conference Championship. He started his coaching career at Southeastern Louisiana upon graduation in 1998. He was an assistant coach at Troy in 2002. While he was coaching and recruiting there, Troy won the 2002 Atlantic Sun regular season championship. He left Troy to become the recruiting coordinator and assistant coach at Nicholls State and spent 2005 and 2006 as an assistant on Johnny Jones' staff at North Texas.
He was Alabama's Director of Operations on Alabama's staff from May 2006 until May 2007 when he was promoted to assistant coach.
Baker is married to the former Maya Clark of Oakland, Calif. He was born on April 28, 1975.