Dave Aranda reveals how his 15-year-old daughter played a big part in his decision to take Baylor job
Former LSU DC Dave Aranda has been a hot name on the coaching market for a couple of years now. This year, after helping the Tigers win the national title, he finally made the jump to the head coaching ranks, taking over at Baylor.
So, why now? Why leave the Tigers for a head coaching position at Baylor? Well, in a profile written by 247Sports reporter Brandon Marcello, Aranda revealed that his 15-year-old daughter played a big part in that choice.
Per the story, Jayden Aranda mentioned Baylor as her top college choice during a report she gave this past school year:
Turns out it was all about timing, and a school project his 15-year-old daughter, Jayden, presented in October, during the heart of LSU’s run to a national title.
“She was doing a project for a school about when it gets to be time to choose a [college] where would you want to go,” Aranda said. “Baylor was her choice. She was talking to me how beautiful the campus was and showing it to me, and talking to me about the small class sizes, student-teacher ratio, how it’s a Christian school like the school she goes to now.”
Taking over at a Power 5 school was a big career move for Aranda. If it didn’t happen this year, it was bound to happen at some point.
But, with the chance to go coach at a school his daughter loves, it makes a lot of sense.