SHINER — Daniel Boedeker has won state championships at Shiner as a player, an assistant coach and a head coach.
Shiner promoted Daniel Boedeker to athletic director/football coach Tuesday morning. photo by Mike Forman
Boedeker will have a chance to add to his resume after being promoted to Shiner’s athletic director and head football coach.
Boedeker’s promotion became official Tuesday morning after the Shiner school district board of trustees voted unanimously to accept a recommendation from Superintendent Trey Lawrence.
“There are great people here and a strong support system from the community,” Boedeker said. “That helps in the success. I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to carry that on.”
Boedeker, 45, will replace Steven Cerny, who announced last week that he would retire effective at the end of the school year.
Stating his case
State championships won by Shiner’s Daniel Boedeker:
Player: Baseball, 1992
Assistant: Baseball, 2002; Football, 2004.
Head Coach: Baseball, 2004.
“It’s been a goal when you first get in this profession,” Boedeker said. “You look at the layout of your future and what you want to accomplish. At the end of the road, this was one of them. I couldn’t ask for a better place to do it than Shiner, Texas.”
Boedeker is currently Shiner’s head baseball coach and became the defensive coordinator under Cerny after Billy Turek retired in 2017.
“It was a no-brainer,” Lawrence said of the decision to promote Boedeker. “I’ve been watching him for 20 years and the quality of the individual he is. He deserves the job. Everyone who called from across the state of Texas, they would say it was Daniel’s job and I would say, ‘I know.’”
Boedeker coached at Dayton and Gonzales before returning to Shiner in 1999.
Boedeker won a state baseball championship as a player at Shiner under Cerny in 1992, as an assistant with Cerny in 2002, and as a head coach in 2004. He has an overall record of 308-121.
Boedeker was also an assistant for the Comanches football team that won a state title in 2004.
“It’s going to be his opportunity to put his stamp on the program and he’s earned every bit of it,” Cerny said. “We’ve always had a special relationship. We communicate really well, we think a lot alike, and we confide in each other a lot of the time, so it’s going to be a very smooth transition.”
Boedeker will make a decision about whether to continue coaching baseball in the near future.
But he doesn’t plan to make many changes from the program he inherits from Cerny.
“I have a lot of pride in our community and being a part of it all my life,” Boedeker said. “Coach Cerny and coach Turek, who was my AD when I was in school and I worked with him a number of years, those two have definitely molded me and guided me coming in as a young coach. I appreciate those two guys for putting me into a position to be recommended for this.”
Mike Forman is the Sports Editor for the Victoria Advocate.
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