Coach Baer participated in football and track in high school for the Doherty Spartans, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Coach Baer then moved on to play football at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri where he earned his degree in Business. He has a Masters of Education in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University. He teaches mathematics at Olathe North, is a track and field coach, and works with the defensive backs for the football team. This is his second year coaching at North.

Coach Baer has been married to his wife Alesha for 15 years, and has three children: Kaden 11, Bethany 9, and Kellen 4.