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. 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.