Entering his 15th 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 ten times, and earned two NCAA tournament appearances.
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.
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.