Baer was the head college football coach for the DetroitTitans located in Detroit, Michigan. He held that position for 6 seasons, from 1945 until 1950. His coaching record at Detroit was 35 wins, 21 losses and 1 tie. As of the conclusion of the 1964 season, this ranks him #3 at Detroit in total wins and #5 at the school in winning percentage (.623).
He is a member of the Indiana Football Hall of Fame.