SIOUX CITY | Adam Boeve, an NCAA Division I All-American at the University of Northern Iowa and a seven-year veteran of the Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League organization, has been named Morningside College’s new head baseball coach.
Boeve has coached at the collegiate and high school levels. He was an assistant coach for a Northwestern program that posted a 166-94 record from 2009-14, which included Great Plains Athletic Conference regular-season championships in 2011 and 2013 along with GPAC Tournament titles in 2010 and 2013.
Boeve also compiled a record of 58-34 from 2012-14 at MOC-Floyd Valley High School. In his first season, he guided the Dutchmen to the Siouxland Conference championship.
Twice at UNI, Boeve won first-team Missouri Valley Conference honors, finishing his career among the Panthers’ all-time career top five with 38 doubles, seven triples, 31 home runs, 132 RBIs and 48 stolen bases. He won 2013 MVC Player of the Year honors, batting .368 with 18 doubles, four triples, 18 home runs, 70 RBIs and 29 stolen bases.
Boeve was the Pirates’ 12th-round selection in the 2003 Major League Baseball draft. Among his teammates included future MLB standouts Andrew McCutchen and Neil Walker.
Boeve hit .281 with 91 home runs and 344 RBIs over his Minor League career. One of his best seasons came at Altoona in 2006, where after batting .333 in 38 games, he earned a promotion to the AAA Indianapolis Indians, where he hit .269 with six home runs, 37 RBIs, 20 doubles and 24 stolen bases in 91 games.
His sister, Kate (Boeve) Ortegren, is a 2006 Morningside graduate who won first-team GPAC and second-team NAIA All-Region volleyball honors as an outside hitter.
Boeve, who takes over for Brian Drent, who resigned following the completion of the 2017 season, will inherit a Morningside squad that went 35-22 in 2017 and finished second in the GPAC with an 18-10 record.