After more than 500 wins, JCC wrestling coach Randy Baker is still pushing athletes to achieve

JACKSON — Drifting through Jackson County Central High School after class can be dangerous.

Randy Baker sat on a corridor bench one afternoon this week as winter sports practices began. An unsuspecting underclassman ran up on his left, began climbing the stairs, but stopped short when Baker spotted him.

“When are you going out for wrestling again. Next year?” the longtime JCC coach called out to him.

The young man tried to continue on his way, glancing at the coach with a forced smile. But Baker persisted. The teenager eventually made it up the stairs, but not without something to think about. Continue reading at