James Boden
James Boden
Title: Head Men's Soccer Coach
Phone: 617-994-6879
Email: jboden@suffolk.edu

James Boden was named Suffolk men's soccer head coach in August 2015 and begins his second season at the helm of the Rams in 2016.

In his first season with the blue-and-gold, Boden guided the Rams through challenges and diversity into GNAC postseason tournament for the eighth time in the last nine seasons. The eighth-seeded Rams, who went 2-6-1 against conference competition in the regular season, fell to the top-seeded Wildcats of Johnson & Wales in the quarterfinals to finish the year, 2-16-1. Boden's first Suffolk squad was backed by junior defenseman Ben Daniels, a third team honoree. 

Boden, who is also currently serving as a head coach of F.C. Greater Boston Bolts, most recently worked as the varsity coach at Pembroke High School alongside multiple responsibilities as a Director at the Cape Cod ReUnited Soccer Club. From 2008-09, Boden coached in a number of capacities at Mass Premier Soccer.

Prior to standing along the sidelines as coach, the three-year player at Sheffield Hallam University in England, Boden also had youth contracts with Stoke City FC, Port Vale and Chesterfield FC.

Boden, a 2004 graduate from Sheffield Hallam with a degree in Sport and Exercise Science (BSc), moved across the pond to begin his coaching career in 2005. Atop of his coaching tasks, Boden will continue to develop his sports and fitness businesses Boston Beach Soccer, Cape Cod Futsal and AllGen Athletes, which he started in 2011.