Executive Advisory Committee
The purpose of this committee is to select honorees on an annual basis that will be inducted into the Muck Hall of Fame. As a member of this committee your responsibilities will be as follows:
“Honor the Heroes, Preserve the History, Promote the Values and Celebrate the Excellence”
Cynthia Harrell-Baker is a 1980-1981 graduate of Glades Central Community High School. Cynthia graduated from Bethune-Cookman University, formerly known as Bethune-Cookman College, in 1986, majoring in Elementary Education and minoring in Special Education and Kindergarten. Cynthia holds a master’s degree in Special Education and an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership. Cynthia is currently employed with the School District of Palm Beach County (SDPBC) as a reading
teacher at Crestwood Middle.
During Cynthia’s 34 years of service with the SDPBC she has worked in the District in various capacities, such as, Special Education Teacher (Lake Shore Middle School and Watson B. Duncan Middle School), Reading Teacher (Glades Central Community High School), Math Teacher/ESOL (Lake Shore Middle School), Language Arts Teacher (Lake Shore Middle School), Exceptional Education Coordinator (Lake Shore Middle School and Glades Central Community High School), and Athletic Director (Glades Central Community High School).
Cynthia has coached girls basketball, girls soccer, girl’s volleyball, and girls track at various schools throughout Palm Beach County. Cynthia also served as a volunteer basketball coach at her local recreation center, as well as participate on local women's sports teams (softball and basketball). Cynthia has been very active within the Glades community while performing community service activities through her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta.
Jay Carl Seider
Jay Carl Seider began his teaching and coaching career in 1972 at Glades Central Community High School. Jay was the head coach for both girls Track & Field and boys Basketball. The girls track team had 345 wins and only 12 loses with 19 district, 15 regional, 10 state championships, and 6 heptathlon state championships. The boys’ basketball team had 87 wins, 54 losses with 3 district, and 2 regional championships. Jay also served as Florida Athletic Coaches Association Track Chairman and President of the FACA.
Jay was named into the Pop Warner Hall of Fame in 1986, FACA Girls Track Coach of the Year, Dairy Farmers Sports Track Coaching Award 1993 & 1994, selected as National High School Athletic Coaches Association Region 3 Girls Track Coach of the year 1988 & 1993, inducted into the FACA Hall of Fame in 1996. In addition, Jay was named to the Florida High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 2003. Jay also received the FACA Lifetime Membership Award for outstanding service and devotion to High School Athletics and the Coaching profession.
J.D. Patrick was born and grew up in Belle Glade Florida. J.D. is an alumni of Glades Central High school class of 1973. After graduating high school JD entered the United States Army and spent 2yrs as a missile technician. Upon exiting the Military J.D. attended Palm Beach Jr. College and Florida Atlantic University. After College J.D. worked at Belle Glade Elementary in the P.E. Department for 10 years where he developed a passion for working with children of all ages.
After being in the school system for that length of time J.D.’s interest changed to being civic minded and he begin working with the City of Belle Glade and the youth within the Parks and Recreation Department. J.D. held positions as a program supervisor, assistant director, and as director of Recreation. J.D. worked for the city of Belle Glade for 34 years until he retired in 2017. Since being retired J.D.’s passion for working with the youth of Belle Glade has continued as he has served as the football strength and conditioning coach at the local high schools with many different coaches within their programs. J.D. has also trained many athletes who played and went on to play professionally. J.D.’s goal in retirement is to continue to be an asset to the city and its youth.
Mayor Keith Babb received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences at Texas College in 1979 and pledged and inducted into the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, and remains avidly involved in the Belle Glade-Pahokee Alumni Chapter. He served 22-years (1991-2002 and 2003-2015) as a City Commissioner for Pahokee, during that period served three terms as Vice-Mayor and served under seven former mayors of Pahokee and was elected for Mayor of Pahokee in March 2016. Mayor Babb received the distinction of being appointed by former Florida Governor Lawton Chiles to the Palm Beach County Health Care District Board of Directors. Mayor Babb's community service also includes serving as the former President of the Comprehensive Aids Program (CAP) Board of Directors and 14-years as a board member. Additionally, Mayor Babb served 15-years on the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County. Mayor Babb's career spans over 36-years as the Palm Beach County Senior Services Supervisor.
Pete Walker was born on June 5th 1965 at Good Samaritan hospital West Palm Beach. Pete attended Clewiston High School and played in two football State titles at Clewiston High School in 1981 and 1982. Winning a state title in 1982. Pete has a coaching career record of 175 wins and 73 losses. Pete won Football State Titles in 2006, 2009 and 2019 as the head coach at Glades Day. Won State Title in 1995 as Offensive Coordinator at Glades Day. State Runner up in 1993 and 1996 at Glades Day. State Runner up in 2001 at Clewiston High School as Offensive Coordinator. Pete has been in 9 State championship games both as a player and coach. Pete received the Lou Groza coach of the year award in 2004. Pete is a family man and a staple to the glade’s community having been married to Reagan for 29 years with two children Ryan and Hallie.