Tom Boese
Graduation Year: 1968
Induction Year: 2016
Sport (s): Football
B. THOMAS “TOM” BOESE ’68 earned three varsity letters in football and was a second team all-Indiana Collegiate Conference selection as a senior defensive back in 1967. Regarded by head coach Tom Mont as the best he’s seen against a running play, Boese started three years for the Tigers and led a defense that allowed just 11 points per game in 1967 on the way to a 6-2-1 record. That same season, Boese was selected second team all-America on defense by the American Football Coaches Association and honorable mention United Press International Little All-America.
In addition to a B.A. degree in history and a Master of Arts in teaching from DePauw, Boese earned a M.A. degree in counselor education from Northwestern University and completed graduate work at the University of Illinois and Hamline University. Spending most of his career in higher education, he worked with students at Elmhurst College, Millikin University and DePauw, where he was director of the University’s McDermond Center for Management and Entrepreneurship and led several Winter Term in Service trips. Boese also coached football at DePauw and Elmhurst as well as middle school football and baseball. He and his wife, Katie, reside in Minneapolis.