July 13, 2010


Aoki Named Head Coach at Notre Dame


Former Boston College skipper Mik Aoki (right) has been named head coach at Notre Dame.


Aoki posted a record of 114-108-1 in four seasons with the Eagles. He guided BC to the NCAA Tournament in 2009, its first appearance since 1967. The Eagles were eliminated from the Austin Regional in an NCAA-record 25-inning loss to host Texas.


Prior to becoming head coach at BC, Aoki spent three seasons as pitching coach for the Eagles. Before coming to Chestnut Hill, He was head coach at Columbia for five years, registering a mark of 87-140. Aoki also spent time as head coach at Manchester Community College and an assistant at Dartmouth and Ohio.


A native of Yokohama, Japan, Aoki was raised in Plymouth, Mass. He was a three-year starter in his four seasons at Davidson, playing second base, third base and catcher. Aoki earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Davidson in 1990 and a master’s degree in physical education in athletic administration from Ohio in 1994.


Following graduation, Aoki played one season of professional baseball in the Netherlands for the HCAW Tigers of the Dutch Major League.


Aoki replaced Dave Schrage, who went 119-104-1 in four years with the Fighting Irish.


(photos courtesy of Notre Dame Media Relations Office)