Jeff Boardman enters his fourth year as the head softball coach at Purdue North Central.
Boardman has overseen a remarkable turnaround in just three years at the helm. He inherited the program late in 2005 with only 12 eligible players, including just five returners. After finishing 6-32 overall in 2006, the Panthers finished 21-17 in 2007 and 25-19 in 2008. Both the 2007 and 2008 win totals established single season win records for PNC.
Furthermore, the Panthers are now competitive within the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference. The fourth place finish in 2007 (of 10 teams) with a record of 10-8 is the highest ever for PNC and completed the dramatic turnaround from 1-17 in 2005.
The Panthers finished 8-10 in 2008.
Prior to his arrival at PNC, Boardman served as the head coach at the Calumet College of St. Joseph, a fellow Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference member for two seasons.
While at Calumet, Boardman inherited a program of only seven players and doubled the roster after one season. In just one year's time, Boardman led the Crimson Wave program to a competitive level they had never experienced before.
Before entering the college ranks, Boardman had coached various levels of softball for 20 years, including many summer travel "A" teams with present PNC assistant coach Denny King.
Boardman resides in Wheeler with his wife of 36 years (Lynn) and has two married daughters and one grandson.
While not coaching, Boardman's favorite hobby is golfing.