From 1995 to 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 teaches physical education and coaches the junior and senior soccer teams at Dover Bay Secondary School in Nanaimo.