University of Miami Athletics

Jorge Baez


Director / Player Development



Jorge Baez - Football - University of Miami Athletics

Jorge Baez is entering his 10th season with the Miami Hurricanes’ football program, currently serving as the Director of Player Development.

Prior to his appointment as Director of Player Development / Offense, Baez was the Hurricanes’ Assistant Director of Player Personnel/Recruiting Operations in 2016.

In 2015, Baez held the role of Director of On-Campus Recruiting with the Hurricanes’ football program.

Baez spent the 2014 season with Miami as the program’s Assistant Director of Player Personnel. In this capacity, Baez assisted with recruiting and gameday operations.

The Miami native also spent the 2003-05 seasons under head coach Larry Coker. During his three seasons with the Hurricanes, Baez gained valuable experience as he assisted in a variety of capacities and helped Miami make three-straight bowl appearances, including the 2003 FedEx Orange Bowl, while the Hurricanes posted a record of 31-7 during that stint.

Prior to joining the Hurricanes staff in 2014, Baez spent the 2013 season as Gulliver Prep’s offensive coordinator.

Before arriving at Gulliver Prep, Baez spent two seasons at Southern University in Baton Rouge, La.

During his two-year stint at Southern University, Baez served as the program’s co-passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach.

In his first season as the program’s wide receiver’s coach, Baez made an immediate impact on the performance of the Southern receiving corps as the passing offense ranked No. 28 nationally and No. 1 in the SWAC, averaging 248.0 yards per game.

In his two seasons at Southern, Baez tutored three All-SWAC wide receivers (Mike Berry – 11, LaQuiton Evans – 11 and Lee Doss – 12’). In addition, Baez recruited and coached All-American wide receiver and Miami native Willie Quinn.

Before his arrival at Southern, Baez served as the offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn.

Prior to Baez’ stop at Lambuth, the energetic coach held stints guiding prospects to successful collegiate and professional careers.

In 2009, Baez mentored a pair of record-setting receivers at Ole Miss in Shay Hodge and Dexter McCluster. Hodge and McCluster would eventually go on to earn First Team All-SEC honors. Hodge became the first player in Ole Miss history to top 1,000 yards receiving (1,135) and led the SEC in both yards and catches (70), while ranking third in the conference with eight TD receptions. He finished as the Ole Miss all-time leader in receiving yards.

A dual-purpose threat, McCluster became the first SEC player ever with 1,000 yards rushing and 500 yards receiving in the same season. He ended his career No. 2 on the Ole Miss all-time all-purpose yardage list.

In 2008, Baez helped Houston Nutt’s Rebels reverse their fortunes, as the team posted a 9-4 record, won the Cotton Bowl and earned a No. 14 final national ranking.

In his second season with the Rebels, Baez mentored a Rebel receiving corps that produced current Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace. Wallace entered the NFL after he was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third-round.

Baez went on to coach one season at the prep level before arriving in Oxford. He served as the receivers coach at Miami Palmetto High School in 2006 before holding the same post at Gulliver Prep in spring 2007.

As a player, Baez competed for Upper Iowa University 1998-2000 and later earned a bachelor’s degree in 2003 from Florida International University, where he also worked one season with the football staff as a student assistant.

Baez is married to the former Laura Jaca, and the couple has two sons, Robert and Jorge Baez, and a daughter, Chloe.

Prominent Player worked with (10)
WR Dexter McCluster (2nd)–Ole Miss ’10 — Kansas City Chiefs
WR Sinorice Moss (2nd) – Miami ’06–New York Giants
WR Roscoe Parrish(2nd) – Miami ’05–Buffalo Bills
WR Devin Hester(2nd) – Miami ’06–Chicago Bears
WR Mike Wallace (3rd) – Ole Miss ’09–Pittsburgh Steelers
WR Darnell Jenkins (FA) – Miami ’08–New England Patriots
WR Shay Hodge (FA) – Ole Miss ’10– Cincinnati Bengals
WR Kevin Beard (FA) – Miami ’03– Buffalo Bills
WR LaQuinton Evans (FA) – Southern ’12–Tennessee Titans
WR Jared Green(FA) – Southern ’12–Carolina Panthers
WR Rod Jefferson(FA) – Lambuth ’11-(Arena) Miss Hound dogs