Mike Boschee enters his ninth season as head coach of the Bemidji State University men's basketball team in 2020-21. Boschee became the 16th head coach of the Beavers prior to starting the 2012-13 season.
• BSU's three selections to the 2019-20 NSIC All-Conference Team tied a single-season high under Boschee as Derek Thompson was named to the All-NSIC Second Team and Ja Morgan and Nick Wagner were selected to the All-NSIC Honorable Mention Team.
• The Beavers made their second appearance in the second round of the NSIC Tournament in 2018-19 after taking down No. 1 seed Minnesota State on the road, 66-56.
• In the 2012-13 season, Boschee took BSU to the NSIC Tournament Championship game for the first time in program history.
• He has guided the Beavers to an NSIC North Division Championship in 2013-14 and has tutored one all-region student-athlete.
• Boschee's 2013-14 team cut the nets down by winning its first NSIC North Division Championship
• Set a single-season record for offensive field goal percentage of 50.9 percent in 2013-14 during his second season at the helm, which is the best of all-time.
• Boschee's 2013-14 team set a single-game record for offensive field goal percentage against Augustana College (S.D.) of 71.2 percent, which still holds today.
• The winningest coach in his first two seasons with 36 wins and compiled a 36-21 record overall and a 28-16 mark in NSIC action.
• Boschee became the fourth winningest coach in BSU history during the 2018-19 season.
• In his first three seasons, Boschee had two of the six 18-win seasons in BSU program history.
• In Boschee's first season at BSU, his team knocked off three nationally-ranked opponents.
• Boschee has coached 10 All-NSIC players and one NSIC Newcomer of the Year award winner.
• Has coached 25 student-athletes to the NSIC All-Academic Team, including six two-time honorees and four three-time honorees.
During a shortened season due to COVID-19, Boschee and the Beavers went 7-9 overall and 6-8 in conference games during the 2020-21 season. BSU closed out the final six games of the regular season 5-1 to finish fifth in the NSIC North Division standings. The Beavers opened the season with a 74-59 win at Minnesota State University, Mankato and closed it with a 109-85 win over the University of Minnesota Crookston, which included a single-game record of 45 points scored by senior forward Derek Thompson. Thompson earned his second career selection to the All-NSIC Second Team and also earned NSIC North Division Player of the Week following his record-setting weekend against UMC. Thompson and senior guard Griffin Chase each earnd their third career selections to the NSIC All-Academic Team while junior forward Cody Landwehr was selected to the NSIC All-Academic Team for the second time.
The Beavers continued its trek back to the top of the NSIC after finishing the season 14-13 overall and 11-11 in conference play following the 2019-20 season. BSU opened its season with back-to-back 100-point games for the second time in program history and began the conference season with a 5-2 record over the first seven games. Included in the Beavers' hot start to the NSIC schedule was a 75-73 win over No. 21 Augustana at BSU Gymnasium. BSU also ended the season hot while taking six wins over its final seven regular-season games, including an 83-76 win over (RV) University of Minnesota Duluth. Senior forward Logan Bader and junior forward Derek Thompson each joined the 1,000-point club late in the season while junior guard Nick Wagner set the program single-season record with 80 3-pointers made. Thompson earned a selection to the All-NSIC Second Team while Wagner and senior guard Ja Morgan were named to the All-NSIC Honorable Mention Team, tying a single-season high for all-conference selections under Boschee.
Boschee brought the Beavers back to the Sanford Pentagon for the second round of the NSIC Tournament after taking down No. 1 seed Minnesota State on the road in the opening round, 66-56. The NSIC Tournament win was the first for the program since Boschee led BSU to the NSIC Championship game during the 2012-13 season. Four Beaver student-athletes were selected to the 2018-19 Winter NSIC All-Academic Team which tied the most selected to the squad under Boschee. Under Boschee's guidance, junior guard Ja Morgan recorded the second-most assists in a single season with 180, falling just three shy of tying the program record. Morgan led the NSIC in assists per game and ranked fifth in assist-to-turnover ratio. Sophomore forward Derek Thompson ranked fifth in the league in field goal percentage while sophomore guard Jacob Hoffman ranked third in three-point field goal percentage.
The 2017-18 Bemidji State squad battled injuries throughout the year and fought to a 12-16 record overall and 9-13 record in the NSIC. The Beavers finished fourth in the NSIC North standings behind six consecutive Friday wins to end the season. Senior guard Sharif Black earned All-NSIC Honorable Mention honors while leading the team in scoring, field goals, and free throws while also totaling 5.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game. Black ranked ninth in scoring among NSIC student-athletes during conference games. Senior Christian Pekarek became the second Beaver under Boschee to become a three-time Winter NSIC All-Academic Team member while sophomore Kyle Sorenson also earned his first nod to the NSIC All-Academic Team.
In 2016-17, Bemidji State finished with a 10-18 record overall and 8-14 mark in the NSIC to compete for a home postseason game. BSU opened its home and conference schedule with three straight wins before winning six of nine games from Jan. 7 to Feb. 3. Freshman Jai'Vionne Green set a true freshman scoring record with 454 during his first season. He finished tied for eighth in the NSIC with 16.2 points per game while graduating senior Ben Best ranked eighth in the conference with a .530 field goal percentage. Senior Shane White and junior Christian Pekarek each repeated as Winter NSIC All-Academic Team members.
The 2015-16 Beavers concluded the season with a 10-17 overall record and a 7-15 conference record. They posted a winning home record by going 8-7 at the friendly confines of the Bemidji State Gymnasium. Senior guard DJ Anderson averaged 4.9 assists per game which was the fourth-highest average in the conference. The men's basketball team had four players named to the 2015-16 Winter NSIC All-Academic Team.
The Beavers went 18-9 overall and 15-7 in NSIC play in 2013-14 to earn a share of the NSIC North Championship – its second league title in three years. BSU recorded 18 wins for the sixth time in program history and the third season in a row for the first time in 92 seasons of Bemidji State basketball. At the conclusion of the season, junior Brock Lutes (Portland, Ore.) was named Daktronics All-Central Region Second Team, NSIC Newcomer of the Year and All-NSIC First Team. Senior Zach Noreen (F, Avon, Minn.) joined Lutes as an All-NSIC First Team selection and senior forward Maxie Rosenbloom (St. Paul, Minn.) was honored as All-NSIC Second Team.
Boschee recorded the most wins by a Bemidji State first-year head coach in 2012-13, as he guided the Beavers to an 18-12 overall record. Bemidji State finished the 22-game NSIC schedule with a 13-9 mark to finish as the No. 3 seed in the NSIC North Division. The Beavers hosted their second-consecutive first-round game in the NSIC/Sanford Health Men's Basketball Tournament and made a run to the championship game – their first-ever appearance in the championship contest.
Seniors Dermaine Crockrell (Scottsdale, Ariz.) and Lance Rongstad (Eleva, Wis.) were named All-NSIC Second Team at the conclusion of the season, while Crockrell and senior Mason Walters (Milton, Wis.) were honored as All-NSIC Tournament Team members. Walters went on to play professional basketball in Germany following his career as a Beaver.
Boschee was named the 16th head coach of the Bemidji State University men’s basketball program on July 11, 2012.
Prior to taking over the BSU men's basketball program, Boschee spent nine seasons as head coach at Central College (Pella, Iowa). in 2011-12, he guided the Dutch to an 18-8 overall record and a 10-6 mark in Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) play to finish fourth in the league standings. Producing a .500 record or better in four of the past five seasons, he compiled a 115-115 career record at Central (third all-time in wins) after inheriting a program that went 44-135 and failed to reach .500 in the eight seasons previous to Boschee stepping on campus as head coach. He led the Dutch to a 14-10 record in 2007-08, the first winning campaign in 12 seasons, before establishing a new program record for wins in a season in 2009-10. In his final three seasons, Boschee led Central to the best record in the Iowa conference compiling a record of 53-26 and 32-16 in conference play.
Boschee and the Dutch posted a 23-5 record in 2009-10 and brought the first outright IIAC championship to the Central campus in 25 years. In addition to the league championship, the squad made its ninth appearance in the NCAA Division III tournament after winning the program’s first-ever IIAC Tournament Championship. At the conclusion of the season, Boschee was rewarded for his efforts and was named coach of the year in the IIAC, Iowa Basketball Coaches Association, and D3hoops.com West Region.
Under Boschee, 17 Central student-athletes earned all-conference laurels, including a conference most valuable player, while three team members were named academic all-conference. He also recruited and guided the school’s all-time assist, 3-point, and field goal percentage leaders. In addition, he served as an instructor in exercise science at Central.
Prior to his time at Central College, Boschee served as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn. from 1993-2003. During his tenure for the Gusties, the team posted NCAA Division III National Tournament bids in seven seasons, including a national runner-up performance in 2003. Gustavus totaled a 221-83 record, won four conference tournaments and two regular-season conference championships during Boschee’s 10 seasons in St. Peter. He also served as the women’s golf coach from 1995-2003 and guided the Gusties to their first national tournament appearance in 2003. He was named women’s golf coach of the year by the Minnesota Women’s Collegiate Golf Association (MWGCA) in 1998 and by the conference in 2000 and 2003. Boschee also served as a instructor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at Gustavus.
Boschee earned a Master of Arts in teaching at Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D. in 1993. During his graduate work, he served as a graduate assistant for a men’s basketball team that won the 1992-93 Northern Sun Conference Championship and finished as National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Runners-up.
A 1991 graduate of the University of North Dakota, Boschee earned his bachelor’s degree in recreation management. During his undergraduate career, he was a four-year letter winner for the UND men’s basketball team, where he played for former BSU head men’s basketball coach Dave Gunther (1995-2001) and BSU Athletic Hall of Fame member Rich Glas. He earned all-conference and all-region honors as a student-athlete while captaining a squad that earned conference and regional championships, en route to a third-place finish at the NCAA Division II National Tournament in 1990. He finished his career among the top 10 in scoring with 1,103 points and still remains in the top 25. Boschee hit 199 three-point field goals, which is still fourth on the all-time list in total made threes. He hit 95 threes in each of his junior and senior seasons. Boschee still holds the career free throw percentage record with an 88.0 percent clip from the line and still has the most consecutive made in a row with 45. The 1989-90 men’s basketball team was inducted into the UND Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009.
Boschee and his wife, Amy, have three sons and a daughter.
By The Numbers
|As a Head Coach|
|2020-21||Bemidji State||7-9 (6-8)|
|2019-20||Bemidji State||14-13 (11-11)|
|2018-19||Bemidji State||10-18 (6-16)|
|2017-18||Bemidji State||12-16 (9-13)|
|2016-17||Bemidji State||10-18 (8-14)|
|2015-16||Bemidji State||10-17 (7-15)|
|2014-15||Bemidji State||8-19 (4-18)|
|2013-14||Bemidji State||18-9 (15-7)|
|2012-13||Bemidji State||18-12 (13-9)|
|2011-12||Central College (Iowa)||18-8 (10-6)|
|2010-11||Central College (Iowa)||12-13 (8-8)|
|2009-10||Central College (Iowa)||23-5 (14-2)|
|2008-09||Central College (Iowa)||13-13 (7-9)|
|2007-08||Central College (Iowa)||14-10 (7-9)|
|2006-07||Central College (Iowa)||11-14 (8-8)|
|2005-06||Central College (Iowa)||11-13 (5-11)|
|2004-05||Central College (Iowa)||7-19 (4-12)|
|2003-04||Central College (Iowa)||6-20 (5-11)|
|Total||18 seasons||222-246 (147-187)|
|At Bemidji State||107-131 (79-111)|
|At Central College
Boschee Versus at BSU
* Updated 3/2/21
|Cardinal Stritch (Exh.)||1-0|
|Northern Iowa (Exh.)||0-2|
|Oak Hills Christian||2-0|
|Palm Beach Atlantic||1-0|
|Southwest Minnesota State||4-5|
|St. Cloud State||7-11|
|Valley City State||1-0|
|Viterbo University (Wis.)||1-0|
|Wayne State (Neb.)||7-3|