Mik Aoki

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Mik Aoki
Sport(s) Baseball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Notre Dame
Conference ACC
Record 110-111-1
Biographical details
Born (1968-10-07)October 7, 1968
Yokohama, Japan
Alma mater Davidson '90
Playing career
1987–1990 Davidson
Position(s) C, 2B, 3B
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1992
1993–1994
1995–1998
1999–2003
2004–2006
2007–2010
2011–Present
Manchester CC
Ohio (asst.)
Dartmouth (asst.)
Columbia
Boston College (asst.)
Boston College
Notre Dame
Head coaching record
Overall 311-359-2
Tournaments NCAA: 1-2

Mik Aoki is an American college baseball coach, currently serving as head coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish baseball team. He has held that position since prior to the 2011 season.[1]

Early life[edit]

Aoki was born in Yokohama, Japan, and raised in Milton, Massachusetts. He attended Milton Academy prior to enrolling at Davidson College. Aoki earned four varsity letters while starting for three seasons for the Wildcats at catcher, second base, and third base. He was a prolific hitter and still ranks among career leaders in several offensive categories. Aoki hit two grand slams in 1988, one of just six Davidson players to hit two in one season.[1] He played one professional season for HCAW in the Netherlands in 1991.

Coaching career[edit]

Aoki began his coaching career as head coach at Manchester Community College in Manchester, Connecticut. After one season, he became an assistant at Ohio, where he stayed for two years and earned a master's degree. He then moved to Dartmouth for four seasons before landing his first Division I head coaching job at Ivy League Columbia. In his five seasons, the Lions were 87–140, including twenty or more wins in each of Aoki's last three seasons. Columbia had not won twenty or more games in a season since 1987.[1] [2][3]

Head coaching record[edit]

The below table shows Aoki's yearly records as an NCAA head baseball coach.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Columbia (Ivy League) (1999–2003)
1999 Columbia 13–27 7–13 2nd (Gehrig)
2000 Columbia 11–34 6–14 4th (Gehrig)
2001 Columbia 20–27 10–10 2nd (Gehrig)
2002 Columbia 22–25 10–10 3rd (Gehrig)
2003 Columbia 21–27 9–11 T-3rd (Gehrig)
Columbia: 87–140 42–58
Boston College (ACC) (2007–2010)
2007 Boston College 24–27–1 12–17 5th (Atlantic)
2008 Boston College 26–27 9–21 T-5th (Atlantic)
2009 Boston College 34–26 13–15 3rd (Atlantic) NCAA Regional
2010 Boston College 30–28 14–16 4th (Atlantic) ACC Tournament
Boston College: 114-108-1 48-69
Notre Dame (Big East Conference) (2011–2013)
2011 Notre Dame 23–29–1 13–13 8th Big East Tournament
2012 Notre Dame 31–27 14–13 7th Big East Tournament
2013 Notre Dame 34-24 10-14 7th Big East Tournament
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2014–present)
2014 Notre Dame 22-31 9-21 7th (Atlantic)
Notre Dame: 110–111–1 46–61
Total: 311-359-2

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Mik Aoki Profile". und.com. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Player Bio:Mik Aoki". bceagles.com. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ Chris Masoud (April 13, 2011). "Baseball: Aoki changes team culture". The Observer (Notre Dame, IN). Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Baseball Year-by-Year Results, 1993-present". Columbia University Athletics. April 26, 2011. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ The Ivy League Baseball Records Book 2011–2012. IvyLeagueSports.com. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ 2012 Boston College Baseball Media Guide. bceagles.com. p. 38. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ 2012 Baseball Media Guide. und.com. p. 176. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Notre Dame Season Statistics". und.com. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Baseball standings". bigeast.org. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  10. ^ "2013 Big East Conference Baseball Standings". D1Baseball.com. Jeremy Mills. Archived from the original on May 27, 2013. Retrieved May 27, 2013.