Raised in Islamorada and Miami Florida, Coach Baur played his club soccer at Cutler Ridge, which at the time was one of the premier soccer clubs in the state.
He graduated from Palmer High School in 1982 after earning First Team All State honors, as well as medalist at the 1982 state track meet in the mile. He is now a member of the Palmer-Trinity Hall Athletic of Fame.
Coach Hart Baur played for William and Mary during the years 1982-85, and one year on the Internationals, coached by the legendary Winston Chung.
Hart was the head coach at Columbus High School from 1987-2008, where he helped over 40 student athletes gain access to college soccer.
Now retired from team coaching, Coach Baur is focused on player development, specifically within the technical side of the game.
Coach Hart Baur:
“I trained with Wiel Coerver in the summer of 1984 for three days, and I learned more in those three days than I had learned in my entire career, up to that point. He changed my outlook as a player and, later, as a coach. His focus was about technique, not tactics. He taught me that the more you can do as an individual, the more valuable to the team you become as a player. Currently, team coaches will coach for team play, with the emphasis on the team, as they should. That is their job.
However, with the newfound emphasis on rankings and winning games, the technical side of soccer has become a lost art. That is what BaurBall is all about. I do what no one else does, and I work to make each athlete a better player.”
"Real athletes make excuses to make it to practice."