Boren was named the Assistant Athletic Director on September 10, 2010. He oversees the Athletic Summer Camp program.
Boren will enter his eighth season as the head coach of the Gallaudet University volleyball program in 2012. In seven seasons, Boren has accumulated a 172-88 career record with the Bison and led them to four NCAA tournament appearances.
Last season, the Bison repeated as North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) champions and advanced to the NCAA tournament where they met Salisbury University in Newport News, Va., and lost 3-1. GU had four all-conference players including freshmen Kali Frowick and Sarah Tubert on the first team and juniors Jessica Israel and Ann Whited on the second team. Frowick earned the conference's first-ever Rookie of the Year honor. Frowick and Tubert were later named 2011 ECAC Division III Upstate/Metro Volleyball Second Team All-Stars. Israel was honored by the AVCA as an All-Region honorable mention honoree.
In 2010, Boren guided the Bison to its first-ever North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) championship in the first year in the conference. Gallaudet earned an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament where they went up against No. 5 ranked Christopher Newport University in the first round and lost 3-0. Four players earned all-conference honors including Paige Johnson, Jessica Israel, Ann Whited and Mari Klassen. Johnson was named the 2010 NEAC South Division Player of the Year and took home conference tournament MVP honors.
Boren led teams have earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for six years straight. He also holds a CAP II certificate from the USAV.
In 2009, Boren coached the Bison to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) South Region championship as the Buff and Blue posted a 27-14 record and finished as runners-up in the Capital Athletic Conference championship. Three senior players in Shana Lehmann, Justine Jeter and Amanda Krieger earned all-conference honors for the Bison to increase the total to 14 in Boren's tenure. He has also coached two CAC Players of the Year in Charity Sanders (2005) and Tamijo Foronda (2006).
Boren led Gallaudet to back-to-back CAC championships and NCAA tournament appearances during his first two seasons in 2005 and '06. The conference championships were later vacated. The 2006 team advanced to the Sweet 16 round as the Bison won their first two NCAA tournament games and finished with a 30-10 record.
Prior to coaching the GU volleyball program, Boren spent 12 years coaching at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf, including nine years as head coach where he won 217 games and four national championships. Boren graduated from Gallaudet with a bachelor's degree in 1996 and received his master's degree from McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College) in 1999.
In the past year Boren has received two distinctive awards from two of his Alma Maters. He was selected to be inducted into the Texas School for the Deaf Alumni Association Hall of Fame and receive the 2010 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award presented by the Gallaudet University Alumni Association.
Boren was selected to the Texas School for the Deaf Alumni Association's Hall of Fame for its sports category. He played four sports the Texas School for the Deaf including football, baseball, basketball and tennis and was on three national championship teams between 1988 and 1989. Boren was the 1989 Class Salutatorian before he attended Gallaudet University as a student.
The Outstanding Young Alumnus Award is presented to a Gallaudet alumnus who has graduated from or left the University within the past 15 years. It is awarded by a vote of the GUAA Board to an individual who has performed an impressive service to the University and/or the Deaf Community, or for bringing favorable recognition to the University through some notable achievement.
Boren also has a strong international coaching and playing experience as he recently led the United States of America Deaf Volleyball team to the silver medal in the 2009 Deaflympics held in Taipei. He is also a competitive handball player as he participated in three Deaflympics as a player in 1993, '97 and 2001 as he won a bronze medal with the last two teams. In 2005, he coached the USA Deaf Handball team to a silver medal in Australia. In 2008, Boren led the 2008 US National Team to a bronze medal in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the Deaf World Volleyball Championships. In August 2012, Boren coached the USA Deaf Volleyball team to a silver medal at the 2nd annual World Deaf Volleyball Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.
He was also the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Elite Deaf Girls' Volleyball Summer Camp, a prestigious volleyball development program that is currently entering its 13th year.
Boren expects his players to do as well off the court as they do on the court. "Student-athletes should live their dreams everyday. To accomplish this, I encourage student-athletes to develop a strong sense of confidence and to believe in themselves. This establishes the foundation which empowers them to develop a goal attainment plan and achieve their dreams."
Boren and his wife Touria Ouahid Boren, a GU Athletics Hall of Fame member, have two sons, Keanu and Denali, and reside in Frederick, Md.