• 11 NCAA Div. III national team championships
  • 32 NCAA Div. III individual championships
  • 176 Iowa Conference titles
  • 23 Iowa Conference all-sports titles

Gary Boeyink '59

Men’s basketball, baseball
Coach/administrator: women’s basketball, men’s basketball, baseball, women’s softball, women’s golf, football

Gary Boeyink '59

Boeyink helped launch the women’s intercollegiate athletics program at Central and started the women’s basketball program in 1973. He was the team’s first and only head coach for 28 years, leaving the program in 2001. Boeyink came out of retirement in 2007 to serve as the team’s assistant coach and is entering his fourth season in that role.

Boeyink helped start the Central softball program as well, coaching from 1974-75 and 1977-84.

He also oversaw the development of the overall women’s program as associate athletics director from 1973-98 and was the college’s interim athletics director in 1993-94.

Under Boeyink, Central compiled a 399-287 career mark and piloted the Dutch to the 1993 NCAA Division III championship. He was tabbed Division III coach of the year by Basketball Gazette after earning regional honors in 1985.

Central won or shared six league championships during Boeyink’s tenure, reaching the NCAA Division III tournament five times.

A Sioux Center, Iowa native, Boeyink was Central’s head baseball coach from 1968-70, head softball coach in 1975 and from 1977-84 and was interim women’s golf coach in 2010. He also served as assistant football coach from 1967-68 and assistant men’s basketball coach from 1967-71.

As an undergraduate, Boeyink was a three-year varsity letterwinner in baseball and men’s basketball.

Boeyink received a master’s degree from Colorado State Univ. and later did postgraduate study at the Univ. of Iowa.  He returned to Central in 1967 following a brief Iowa high school coaching career. He guided CAL of Latimer to a 24-2 mark before moving to Clear Lake, where his four-year mark was 47-34.

A longtime exercise science faculty member, Boeyink retired from that role in 2007.

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