Iain Baird

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Iain Baird
Personal information
Full name Iain Baird
Date of birth (1963-03-04) March 4, 1963 (age 51)
Place of birth Canada
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985 Victorian Riptides
1987-1988 Ottawa Pioneers/Intrepid
1989-1990 Victoria Vistas
National team
1984-1986 Canada 9 (0)
1987 Canadian Olympic (amateur) 2 (0)
Teams managed
1998-2001 Malaspina University College
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:47, 24 February 2007 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of May 7, 2008

Iain Baird (born March 4, 1963) is a former Canadian soccer defender who earned nine caps with the Canadian national soccer team between 1984 and 1986.

Baird played for the Victoria Riptides during the 1985 Western Soccer Alliance Challenge Cup. He played for the Ottawa Pioneers in the Canadian Soccer League in 1987 and again for the renamed Ottawa Intrepid in 1988.

From 1995 until December 2001, Baird was the head coach of the men's soccer team at Malaspina University College in Nanaimo. In 1998, he led the team to a second place at the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association championships. That year the CCAA awarded Coach Baird its Coaching Excellence Award.[1] During his years as a coach, he also taught physical education and Japanese at John Barsby Secondary School. He currently teaches physical education and coaches the junior and senior soccer teams at Dover Bay Secondary School in Nanaimo.

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