SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – After 22 years working as head baseball coach at Briar Cliff University, Boyd Pitkin has been hired by the Sioux City Explorers as Director of Baseball and Stadium Operations. Pitkin will help lead the Explorers during their 27th season in Siouxland.
Pitkin, a native of Sioux City was rooted both in baseball and Siouxland area early on in his career. Being a graduate of North High and was named an All-Stater for the Stars, he also a coached at North in 1992 and 1993. After his playing days, Pitkin joined the Chargers as a coach and would remain on the staff for 30 years with 22 of those as the man in charge.
As the Director of Baseball and Stadium Operations, Pitkin will oversee the business, baseball and day to day operations of the Sioux City Explorers. This is the first time Pitkin has worked in professional baseball, enabling him to bring in fresh new ideas to the organization.
The Explorers open up spring training tomorrow.