Andrew was born October 21, 1953 in Lumberton, North Carolina, lives with his wife Laura and retired with twenty years service from the Army. While in the Army he compiled a record of 60 wins with only 10 losses, winning the North Carolina Golden Gloves in Charlotte in 1974. In 1975 he also won the Virginia State Championship, won Korean Army Championship in 1980.
Andrew as a combined 40 plus years boxing as an amateur and as a professional and amateur coach. He has worked with a number of champions over the years. In 1999 he started the Total Elite Boxing with assistance of his son, Andre Baker, providing an opportunity for youth to build character, morale and accomplish goals.