Hal Baird is a retired college baseball coach. From 1980-1984, Baird coached at East Carolina University. In 1985 he became the head coach at Auburn University, where he remained until 2000. While at Auburn, he became the schools winningest head coach in history, winning a total of 634 games and he led his team to the 1994 College World Series and the 1997 College World Series. He is a member of the East Carolina University athletic hall of fame.
Baird pitched in the minor leagues from 1971-1976.