Karen Boen
Karen Boen
Title: Head Coach
Phone: (508) 565-1142
Email: kboen@stonehill.edu
Year: 21st Season

Now in her 21st 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 21 years leading the Stonehill track and field programs, the Skyhawks have been represented annually at major regional and national meets including the New England Championships, the Penn Relays, and the NCAA Division II National Championships.

Boen has earned 12 Northeast-10 Indoor and Outdoor Coach of the Year awards, including NCAA Division II East Region Coach of the Year honors. 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.

From 2014-17, the women have swept the title four years in a row during the indoor season, while also taking three of the four crowns in the outdoor season. The men captured its only championship during the 2013 indoor season, as they have earned the runner-up mark six times under Boen’s leadership. The outdoor season for the men have included five runner-up finishes.

In 2014, Boen led the men’s team to a program-best fifth place at the New England Championships in indoor, while earning its’ first-ever runner-up mark in 2013 during the outdoor season. On the women’s side, the squad has posted a program-best seventh place in 2016 in the indoor season, and an eighth-place finish during the outdoor season.

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. (Let me know if this is accurate or if it is something I should get rid of)

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.

Year   Highlights (Indoor) Highlights (Outdoor)
1997      
1998      
1999      
2000      
2001      
2002   Northeast-10 3rd Place  Northeast-10 3rd Place 
2003   Northeast-10 3rd Place  Northeast-10 3rd Place 
2004   Northeast-10 3rd Place Northeast-10 3rd Place 
2005   Northeast-10 Runner Up
NCAA Division II Northeast Regional Coach of the Year
 
2006   Northeast-10 3rd Place Northeast-10 4th Place
2007   Northeast-10 3rd Place
NEICAAA 19th Place
Northeast-10 4th Place
NEICAAA 33rd Place
2008   Northeast-10 3rd Place
NE10 Coach of the Year
Northeast-10 3rd Place
NEICAAA 26th Place
2009   Northeast-10 3rd Place Northeast-10 3rd Place
2010   Northeast-10 Runner Up Northeast-10 3rd Place
2011   Northeast-10 4th Place Northeast-10 4th Place
2012   Northeast-10 Runner Up Northeast-10 3rd Place
2013   Northeast-10 3rd Place Northeast-10 5th Place
NEICAAA 21st Place
2014   Northeast-10 Champions
NEICAAA 8th Place
Northeast-10 Champions
NEICAAA 11th Place
USTFCCCA East Region Coach of the Year
2015   Northeast-10 Champions
NEICAAA 10th Place
NE10 Coach of the Year
USTFCCCA East Region Coach of the Year
Northeast-10 Runner Up
NEICAAA 9th Place
2016   Northeast-10 Champions
NEICAAA 7th Place
NE10 Coach of the Year
USTFCCCA East Region Coach of the Year
Northeast-10 Champions
NEICAAA 8th Place
NE10 Coach of the Year
USTFCCCA East Region Coach of the Year
2017   Northeast-10 Champions
NEICAAA 9th Place
NE10 Coach of the Year
USTFCCCA East Region Coach of the Year
Northeast-10 Champions
NEICAAA 13th Place
NE10 Coach of the Year
USTFCCCA East Region Coach of the Year
2018  

Northeast-10 Champions
NEICAAA 15th Place
NE10 Coach of the Year
USTFCAAA East Region Coach of the Year

Northeast-10 Champions
NEICAAA 9th Place
NE10 Coach of the Year
USTFCCCA East Region Coach of the Year