When over a thousand Baylor students and faculty pack into Duke Arena the walls of the old gym shake with school spirit. Named after former Admissions Director and head basketball coach Jimmy Duke, the arena houses Austin Clark Court, the home court for Red Raider basketball, named for Austin Clark, head boys' coach from 1982-2018.
Baylor fields boys basketball teams at the Upper School varsity and junior varsity levels, as well as the Middle School for grades 6-8. Varsity teams compete in the TSSAA, Division II.
Fast Facts on Baylor Boys Basketball
- Coach Austin Clark announced his retirement from coaching in 2018. He leaves with 522 wins in 36 seasons, the second longest tenure of any head varsity coach in Baylor history.
- Baylor has won two state championships, 1917 and 1930.
- The 2001-02 and the 2017-18 teams were TSSAA D-II state runners-up.
- Baylor won eight Mid-South championships before joining the TSSAA.
- Bob Hill coached for 31 seasons, from 1929 to 1960.
- The 1986-87 team finished 23-7 and advanced Baylor to its first ever TSSAA Final Four (pre-Division II). Baylor has been to seven D-II Final Fours - 1998, 2002 (state runner-up), 2007, 2012, 2018 (state runner-up), 2019, and 2020.
- The 1997-98 team was 20-7 and advanced Baylor to the first ever TSSAA Division II Final Four.
Baylor named Mark Price head varsity coach in 2018.
Baylor School has named varsity boys' basketball coach Mark Price as the school’s athletic director, effective July 1.
Baylor senior point guard Beyuan Hendricks has been named a finalist for the TSSAA Mr. Basketball Award..
Baylor School has named Belmont University’s Mark Price as the boys' varsity basketball coach.
Austin Clark, head basketball coach at Baylor School for 36 years, announced his retirement from that position on April 5, 2018. He will remain on the school’s staff as Assistant Dean of Students.
Head Coach: Mark Price
Assistant Coaches: Craig Bradshaw, Jordan Clark, Bill Cox, Matt Matoh, Joe Thoni
Head Coach: Craig Bradshaw
Head Coach: Matt Matoh
Assistant Coaches: Jordan Clark, Carlton Stewart
Coach Mark Price, also Baylor's athletic director, grew up in basketball-crazed Kentucky and played at Brandenburg High School. He later played at Samford University where he earned his degree in 1998.
Before coming to Baylor in 2018, Price coached college basketball for 20 years at four different schools and has helped teams to five NCAA Tournament appearances and three NIT berths. While Price coached at Belmont University, the Bruins posted notable wins over the University of North Carolina, Stanford, Marquette, and the University of Georgia. The Bruins won an Atlantic Sun Conference championship and five Ohio Valley Conference titles. Price made a quick impression at Baylor, taking his first Raider team to the State Final Four.
"I truly enjoy coaching well-rounded and college-aspiring athletes," says Price. "Baylor provides great balance, offering a college preparatory academic setting while instilling a hyper-competitive athletic atmosphere."
"I've always tried to emphasize to my players that they are not playing for me, not for 'the coach,'" continues Price. "As coaches, my staff and I will equip them with necessary skill development and game strategy but we stress that athletes in the Baylor basketball program are playing for Baylor and for their teammates."