Mik Aoki enters his third season at the helm of the Boston College baseball program. In addition to his head coaching duties, Aoki is in charge of the pitching staff.
In Aoki's first two seasons as head coach, the Eagles have gone 50-54-1 while trying to rebuild a program in the powerful Atlantic Coast Conference.
In June of 2006, Aoki was named head baseball coach by Director of Athletics Gene DeFilippo. Aoki replaced Peter Hughes, who resigned to accept the head coaching position at Virginia Tech.
Prior to being named head coach, Aoki, a Plymouth, Mass. native, spent three seasons as a pitching coach for the Eagles. In 2004, he oversaw a staff that had five pitchers sign professional contracts at season's end.
Prior to his arrival in Chestnut Hill, Aoki spent five years as Columbia University's head coach, leading the Lions to an 87-140 mark during that span. His teams won 20 or more games in each of his last three seasons. Before the Aoki era, the Lions had not posted a 20-win season since 1987.
Before assuming his duties at Columbia, Aoki spent four years (1995-98) as assistant coach at Dartmouth (N.H.) College. In that position, he focused his efforts on the team's infielders and hitters, while also serving as the program's recruiting coordinator.
Aoki began his coaching career in 1992 as head coach at Manchester (Conn.) Community College. After one season, he became assistant coach at Ohio University. During his two years in Athens, Ohio, Aoki earned a master's degree in athletic administration. Prior to beginning his coaching career, Aoki was a four-year letterman and three-year starter at Davidson College. He was a second baseman, third baseman and catcher and still ranks among the school's career leaders in slugging percentage (.547, eighth) and batting average (.335, ninth). In his senior season (1990), he finished with a team-leading .365 batting average. He stroked 20 doubles in his final season which still stands as the second-most in a single year. He also cracked 13 home runs in 1988 which ranks fifth in a single season at Davidson. Two of those homers were grand slams - only six other players in Davidson history have hit two grand slams in a season.
Aoki played one summer of professional baseball in the Netherlands following his graduation. He played for the HCAW Tigers of the Dutch Major League.
Mik and his wife, Sue, reside in Framingham, Mass. with their son, Kai, and daughter, Bryn.