Stonehill Skyhawks Athletics
Pat Boen
Pat Boen
Title: Head Coach
Phone: (508) 565-1351
Email: pboen@stonehill.edu
Year: 21st Season
College: Stonehill '89

Now in his 21st season as head baseball coach, Patrick Boen has turned success into a yearly expectation at Stonehill. A New England Division II Coach of the Year selection and three-time Northeast-10 Conference Coach of the Year, Boen has won 20 or more games every season, qualified for the NE-10 postseason tournament 13 times, and earned two NCAA tournament appearances.

The 2017 season was marked with a 15-27 overall record and a 9-14 record in NE10 Conference play. The Skyhawks finished fifth in the Northeasr Division just missing out on a playoff opportunity. Three Skyhawks were honored by the NE10, includnig Ben Monte '17, Steve Lee '17, and Daniel Paul '20. Eddie Bowler '17 was also awarded the Marston Scholar-Athlete Award. 

The 2015-16 year saw another 20-game winning season with a 24-20 overall mark and a 12-13 conference record and the team was just shy of making the playoffs. Boen saw two Skyhawks receive All-Northeast 10 Conference honors, including Brian Campbell '16 and Eric Schneider '16, who both were tabbed on the third team. 

2015 proved to be a record setting year for the Stonehill baseball team, as the Skyhawks posted a 34-15-1 record that tied the 2000 team for most wins in a season at 34, and also recorded the fewest losses at 15. Stonehill also earned there first ever at-large bid and third bid overall to the NCAA Tournament where they were knocked out in the East Regional by Saint Thomas Aquinas.  At the conclusion of the regular-season, a record setting eight of Boen's student-athletes recieved All-NE-10 honors, highlighted by Dan Fratus and Chris Hoyt who were named to the first team.

Stonehill maintained its consistent level of success in 2014, as the Skyhawks won 30 games and reached the NE-10 Tournament for the fourth time in five seasons. Stonehill went 30-20 overall, including 17-10 in conference play. At the conclusion of the season, five of Boen's student-athletes earned All-NE-10 honors, highlighted by junior pitcher Jim Duff, who was also a consensus All-East Region selection before becoming Stonehill's second Major League Baseball draft pick in program history. Duff was chosen in the 20th round (595th overall) by the New York Mets.

In 1998, his first season on the bench, Boen led Stonehill to a then-school-record 25 wins, earning the program's first NE-10 postseason berth in 12 years. The following year, he earned his first career NE-10 Coach of the Year award after the team captured a share of the NE-10 regular-season title for the first time since 1985.

Boen earned his first career New England Division II Coach of the Year selection and his second straight NE-10 Coach of the Year award in 2000. In what was then the program's most successful year to date, Stonehill won 34 games and both the NE-10 regular-season and tournament titles, and earned the program's first-ever NCAA tournament bid. The team advanced to the Northeast Regional championship game, falling to conference rival Saint Rose.

The Stonehill program has remained a perennial NE-10 contender during Boen's tenure, returning to the postseason tournament six times in the past decade and breaking into the NCAA Division II East Regional rankings. Boen earned his third NE-10 Coach of the Year selection in 2006, following a 28-win season and a second-place finish in the conference.

2012 marked the third consecutive season that Boen led Stonehill to a 30-win campaign, as the Skyhawks finished 30-19 overall and 18-11 in the NE-10. Four players earned All-Conference honors from the NE-10, including senior Michael White, who was also selected to play in the NEIBA All-Star Game.

In 2011, Stonehill posted a 30-18 record overall and made its second-straight trip to the NE-10 tournament. Under Boen's guidance, Stonehill's Brenden Shepard became the first student-athlete in program history to be drafted by a Major League Baseball (MLB) club when the hometown Boston Red Sox selected him in the 28th round (862nd overall) of the 2011 MLB First Year Player Draft. Boen also aided four players in earning NE-10 postseason honors.

The 2010 Skyhawks made a return to the top of the NE-10 ranks, claiming the conference tournament title in a 31-win season and earning their second trip to the NCAA tournament as the fourth seed in the East Region. Stonehill knocked off New Haven and C.W. Post in the opening rounds before being eliminated by Franklin Pierce.

Boen has coached over 40 All-Conference players during his tenure at Stonehill, including a pair of conference Players of the Year in Mark Langone '00 and Junior Medina '02, and 2005 Northeast-10 Pitcher of the Year Billy Sittig '06. Medina and Sittig also became the program's first two All-America honorees with their selections in 2002 and 2005.

A native of Brockton, Mass., Boen was a standout shortstop on the Stonehill diamond from 1986 through 1989, and was also the starting point guard for the Skyhawk basketball squad, helping lead the team to the 1988-89 Northeast-10 title. He came to Stonehill after a standout career at neighboring Brockton High, where he led the Boxers to the state basketball championship as a senior in 1985, and was inducted into the Brockton High School Hall of Fame.

A noted camp and clinic coach throughout the region, Boen is the director of the Skyhawk Baseball School hosted on campus every summer. He resides in Mansfield, Mass. with his wife Shelly and their children Lauren, Michael, Max, and Matt.

Career Records

  Overall       NE10   Highlights
Year Record Pct.   Year Record Pct.  
1998 25-16 .610   1998 15-8 .652 NE10 Tournament
1999 23-21 .523   1999 15-9 .625 NE10 Regular Season co-champions, NE-10 Tournament, NE-10 Coach of the Year
2000 34-20 .630   2000 19-5 .792 NE10 Regular Season co-champions, NE-10 Tournament  champions, NE-10 Coach of the Year, NCAA Tournament
2001 27-20 .574   2001 21-11 .656 NE10 Tournament
2002 27-22-1 .550   2002 19-13 .594 NE10 Tournament runner-up
2003 26-16-1 .616   2003 15-10 .600 NE10 Tournament
2004 28-18 .609   2004 20-13 .606 NE10 Tournament
2005 27-20 .574   2005 17-13 .567 NE10 Tournament runner-up
2006 28-17 .622   2006 22-8 .733 NE-10 Tournament,
NE10 Coach of the Year
2007 21-24 .467   2007 13-17 .433  
2008 25-22 .532   2008 16-14 .533  
2009 24-22 .522   2009 14-16 .467  
2010 31-18 .633   2010 17-9 .654 NE10 Tournament champions,
NCAA Tournament
2011 30-18 .625   2011 13-12 .520  NE10 Tournament
2012  30-19  .612    2012  18-11  .621 NE10 Tournament
2013 23-22
.511
   2013 11-16
.407
 
2014 30-20 .600   2014 17-10 .630 NE10 Tournament
2015 34-15-1 .690   2015 16-7 .696 NE10 Tournament Finalists
NCAA Tournament
2016 24-20 .545   2016 12-13 .480  
2017 15-27 .357   2017 9-14 .391  
Totals 532-397-3 .573   Totals 319-229 .582