Jeff Beaman Joins TCU Men's Tennis Staff
June 10, 2005
FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU men's tennis head coach Joey Rivé announced Jeff Beaman as his new assistant coach Friday. Beaman replaces three-year assistant Cory Hubbard, who left the program in late May to pursue other career opportunities.
"I'm very happy to hire Jeff as my new assistant coach and excited about working with him," Rivé said. "Jeff comes from some very successful programs. He's a great recruiter, and I think our abilities will complement each other in a way that will allow our program to achieve greater success."
Beaman served as the men's head coach for the College of Santa Fe (N.M.)--a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics--during the 2004-05 academic year, which was the program's second year of existence. The Spin finished the season with a 19-3 record and was the runner-up at the NAIA Men's Tennis National Championship. CSF held the No. 1 ranking in the final national poll and was never lower than third during the season.
Several members of Beaman's national runner-up squad earned All-America recognition. Ivan Angulo, Andre Begemann, Ricardo Omaña and Daniel Scholten were members of the NAIA First Team, while Anibal Aranda was a Second-Team honoree.
Beaman was an assistant coach for Santa Fe during 2003-04. The Spin was ranked as high as No. 2 nationally during the season and was never lower than seventh. The team reached the quarterfinals of the NAIA Championship and earned a No. 5 national billing in the final poll. Angulo was named a First-Team NAIA All-American and the NAIA Player of the Year, while Aranda and Luis Ramirez were Honorable Mention All-Americans.
Prior to his two-year stint with Santa Fe, Beaman was the men's and women's head coach for Barton County Community College in Great Bend, Kan. His men's team finished as the runner-up at the 2001 and 2002 National Junior College Athletic Association Championship and was fourth in 2003. The women's squad posted a third-place finish in 2003.
Beaman had two NJCAA All-America selections on the women's side in his three years at Barton with Tetyana Bula and Kayci Davidson. Sydney Bwalya, Tony Kiruki, Ndefwayi Muchinda and Bob Ndibwami were men's All-Americans under Beaman.
"I'm excited and looking forward to joining a program with a great history," Beaman said. "Joey has a proven coaching record at the collegiate level and enjoyed great success as a professional. With the support of the TCU athletics administration, we can develop a dominant national power in a short amount of time."
Before taking over the reigns of BCCC's men's and women's programs, Beaman was a student-athlete with the Cougars from 1994 to 1997. After taking a medical redshirt in his second season, he earned all-conference and all-region accolades in singles and doubles. He received his associate's in sports medicine in 1997.
Beaman competed for Alabama A&M University from 1997 to 1999. He served as a volunteer assistant coach during the 1999-00 academic year while completing his Bachelor of Science in physical education. Beaman was named the team's Scholar Athlete of the Year in 1998 and 1999.
While attending Alabama A&M, Beaman was a tennis coach and instructor for the Garrett Tennis Academy in Huntsville, Ala., in summer 1999. Additionally, he worked as an assistant coach for the SaskFirst Tennis Program, a collection of provincially and nationally ranked junior players, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, during summer 1995.
Since 1996, Beaman also has been a consultant for Cheyenne, Wyo., based Auctor Consulting, assisting with research projects related to recreation and tourism. He has co-authored several publications for the firm and has several works still in progress.
A native of Ottawa, Canada, Beaman is a certified levels I and II coach by Tennis Canada. He is certified by the Professional Tennis Registry as well.
The 29-year-old Beaman has a wife, Lori. He will begin his duties at TCU on Monday.