Hastings College's longest tenured coach is stepping down.
After 24 years of manning the helm of the Bronco baseball team, Jim Boeve has resigned as head coach to take on additional responsibilities with the college. In addition to remaining assistant professor of sociology and his current course load, the college announced today, Boeve will be responsible for HC's institutional research.
"This is something our school needs. A lot of schools our size have somebody in this," Boeve said this morning. "(Former HC President Phil Dudley) encouraged me to consider that someday if I was ready to give up coaching. As I joke with somebody, I have a master's degree in statistics, I suppose I should start using it."
Gary Johnson, vice president for academic affairs at Hastings College, said in a news release that Boeve is "a great fit" for the position considering his "professional expertise in statistics and his deep affinity for Hastings College."
Boeve was named head coach in 1989. For 15 years prior, the HC baseball program had not existed. Throughout his 24-year career as HC's head coach, Boeve compiled a record of 572-635. He led the Broncos to seven conference championships and two conference tournament championships.