Orangeburg, N.Y. (2/22/19) Former Dominican College women's basketball coaching great Steve Baxter was officially inducted into the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Hall of Fame this past Saturday during a ceremony held on the court which is named in his honor on the DC campus. Mr. Baxter was posthumously inducted as his brother, Terry Baxter, accepted a framed portrait on his behalf. The event was held prior to the tipoff of the Dominican-Goldey-Beacom College women's basketball game.
Dominican Director of Athletics and Men's Basketball Head Coach Joe Clinton first spoke during the ceremony, as he shared his memories of Coach Baxter and the impact he had on his career.
"Steve really helped me along when I arrived at Dominican College," Clinton said during the ceremony. "I can't think him enough for everything that he did for me, not just as a coaching mentor but as a friend. He loved his players and I'm so glad that so many of his former players are in attendance today."
CACC Commissioner Dan Mara then spoke of Baxter's coaching accomplishments, which was a lengthy list of accolades. Mara then presented a framed portrait to Terry Baxter, serving as the act of official induction into the Hall of Fame.
Baxter served 29 years at Dominican College in a variety of roles, including 24 years as the women's basketball head coach. A three-time CACC Coach of the Year, Baxter led the Chargers to 16 CACC Tournament appearances and two trips to the NAIA Division II National Tournament. He compiled a career record of 361-328, and was among the top 15 in career wins for NAIA coaches when he retired in 2001.