Department: Athletic Department
Office Location: Alverno Hall G-7
B.A., Health, Physical Education & Recreation, Briar Cliff University. 1988.
Boyd Pitkin, a native of Sioux City, Iowa, has been the head coach at Briar Cliff, his alma mater, since 1998. The former three-year starting catcher for the Chargers was an assistant for seven years prior to his first season at the helm, when he was named Sectional Coach of the Year.
Pitkin is leading a Chargers program that has made 28 postseason appearances in the past 36 years. He was named the Rawlings Region III and the Diamond Sports ABCA Region III Coach of the Year in 2002. The Chargers in 2005 won both the regional and super regional finals advancing to their very first NAIA World Series. The Chargers won a share of the regular season GPAC title in 2004 and 2007, and also captured the conference tournament crown in 2003.
Pitkin has been involved with Charger baseball since 1986. He served as an assistant baseball coach at Sioux City North High School from 1990-91 and was the program's head coach from 1992-93. Pitkin then left Sioux City for two years as he served as the head coach at Mount Mercy College, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for the 1994 (28-18) and 1995 (18-33) seasons. His Mustang squads reached the district tournament both seasons and finished second in 1994. Pitkin returned to Briar Cliff as an assistant for the 1995 and 1996 seasons before taking over the program in 1998.
Pitkin and his wife, Annette, have two children, Faythe and Brody.