Now in her 17th year at Stonehill, Karen Boen has brought the men’s and women’s cross country and track & field programs to national prominence with a resume unrivaled in the Northeast-10 Conference.
In Boen’s 15 years leading the men’s track and field program, the Skyhawks have been represented annually at major regional and national meets including the IC4A’s, the Penn Relays, and the NCAA Division II National Championships, and the team has posted eight consecutive top-ten finishes at the New England Championships. Boen is a multi-year NE-10 Indoor and Outdoor Coach of the Year honoree, as well as an NCAA Division II East Region Coach of the Year selection. Nearly every school record has been broken by Boen’s student-athletes during her tenure, and she has coached multiple All-American, All-New England, and All-Conference honorees.
Boen led the men's team to its first NE-10 Championship in program history during the 2012-13 indoor season, and the Skyhawks posted runner-up finishes at both the indoor and outdoor NE-10 Championships in 2013-14.
Boen has also been active in conference and national organizations while at Stonehill, including serving a four-year term as a member of the NCAA Division II Track & Field Committee. Stonehill also hosted the 2006 NCAA Division II National Championships.
A 1979 graduate of Bridgewater State College with a degree in exercise physiology, Boen and her husband Carl reside in Stoughton and have three daughters, Courtney, Colleen, and Molly.