IOWA CITY, Iowa – Mitch Boe will join the University of Iowa baseball program as the volunteer assistant coach, it was announced Wednesday by head coach Rick Heller. Boe replaces David Pearson who has accepted a job as a scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
“We are all excited to see Mitch come back to the program,” said Heller. “Mitch will bring several years of coaching experience with him, most recently at Valparaiso University. As a player, Mitch brought energy, competitiveness, and toughness to our team. I believe he will do the same as a member of our coaching staff. I’m really looking forward to working with Mitch.”
“It is very exciting to be back in the black and gold,” said Boe. “To be able to coach for the program that has done and given me so much, is a dream come true. I’m so excited to get to work with the guys and to get to know them. I can’t thank Coach Heller and the rest of the staff enough for bringing me on. I’m ready to get back to competing for a championship at Duane Banks.”
Boe – who played for the Hawkeyes from 2016-2019 – spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach for Valparaiso. Boe served as the team’s infield and baserunning instructor while also coaching third base for the Beacons.
The Naperville, Illinois, native, appeared in 193 career games, tied for the ninth-most all-time at Iowa. In 2019 the team captain was named Iowa’s recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. Boe tallied 144 hits, 28 doubles, 72 RBIs and 21 stolen bases for the Hawkeyes.