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Boeve steps down as Bronco Baseball coach

(Hastings, Neb.) – After 24 years, Jim Boeve has resigned as Head Coach of the Hastings College Baseball team to take additional responsibilities with the College. Boeve will be responsible for Hastings College’s institutional research. He will remain on the faculty as Assistant Professor of Sociology and maintain his current course load.

“Given his professional expertise in statistics and his deep affinity for Hastings College, Jim is a great fit for this position,” said Dr. Gary Johnson, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Hastings College. “The information he will compile and analyze is necessary for us to remain in compliance with our accrediting bodies and the federal government and also to get a better understanding of how well we are doing our jobs and how we can better serve our students.”

Boeve’s appointment as Head Coach of Bronco Baseball in 1989 marked the return of the sport to Hastings College after a 15 year absence. During his tenure, which included seasons from 1989-90 through 2012-13, Boeve amassed a record of 572-635, led the Broncos to seven NIAC/GPAC Conference Championships, two NIAC/GPAC Tournament Championships and earned the admiration of his peers around the country. Boeve was inducted into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Hall of Fame for Meritorious Service in 2010. In 2012, he received the Robert E. "Ish" Smith Achievement Award from the NAIA for his meritorious service to collegiate baseball.

“Jim has embodied the best baseball has to offer. He has a deep understanding of the game and an abiding interest in the well-being of his players, on and off the field,” said Jerry Schmutte, Athletic Director at Hastings College. “We will miss his leadership, professionalism and humor in the Athletic Department.”

Schmutte said the search for a new Head Coach of Bronco Baseball will begin immediately.

Founded in 1882, Hastings College is a private, four-year liberal arts institution located in Hastings, Nebraska, that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. With 64 majors in 32 areas of study and 12 pre-professional programs, Hastings College has been named among “America’s Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report, a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review and a “Best Buy in College Education” by Barron’s. Visit Hastings.edu for more.

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