Goalkeeper John Baugh played for Exeter City between 1976 and 1978. He joined the club from St Luke's College. Taking over from the injured Richard Key in March 1977 he was an unlikely but important member of the team that won promotion in 1976/77.
He attended Aldenham School in Hertfordshire before going on to St Luke’s College in Exeter where he played in goal for the college team.
He was signed by Exeter City on non-contract forms in March 1977 and was thrust into the club's promotion push when regular ‘keeper Richard Key broke an ankle playing against Crewe Alexandra. Making his debut in a heavy defeat at Scunthorpe United on 15 March 1977 Richard appeared in the final fifteen games of the season that brought eleven wins and eight clean sheets.
After two seasons with City, John decided to leave the game to pursue his career in teaching and eventually became head of the Dragon School, Oxford until stepping down in 2017 to become executive director of an international school in Kenya. As of 2023 he was living in France and working as an education advisor and consultant.