Jeff Beaman
Position: Director of Tennis
Alma Mater: Alabama A&M
Graduating Year: 2000
Phone: (208) 885-0247
Jeff Beaman joined the University of Idaho tennis program as head coach of both the men’s and women’s teams in August of 2006, and since 2008 has served as the Director of Tennis and the head men’s tennis coach. Beaman coached both the men and women’s teams from 2007-08 and 2014.
Beaman is a six-time Coach of the Year, earning the recognition from the Big Sky for the men in 2015, Western Athletic Conference in 2013 for the men, and 2014 for both the men and women, along with ITA Mountain Region Coach of the Year honors for the men in 2011 and the women in 2014.
Beaman took both Vandal programs to the 2014 NCAA tournament by winning WAC tournament championships on both sides. It was the first conference championship in the history of the women’s program and the first for the men since winning the Big Sky in 1978. 
The Idaho women achieved a program-best No. 51 national ranking during its 11-match win streak under Beaman in 2014, and went 19-6 on the season.
Beaman increased Idaho’s win total in each of his first four seasons coaching the Vandal men, peaking with 22 wins in 2010 after taking over a program that won just two matches in 2006, going 2-22. Beaman led the Idaho men to their first top-50 national ranking when the Vandals were ranked as high as No. 46 in 2011.
Beaman has taken the Vandals to three straight WAC championship matches, falling to Fresno State in 2012 and Denver in 2013 before winning the program’s first WAC Championship over New Mexico State in 2014.
Beaman came to Idaho after serving as an assistant men’s coach at Texas Christian University for one season. In his time at TCU, he helped the Horned Frogs earn a 2006 Mountain West Conference crown, a trip into the second round of the NCAA Tournament and a No. 31 national ranking. Two of the players from that team also earned All-America honors.
Beaman’s first stop as a full-time head coach came at Barton County (Kan.) Community College, where was the head men’s and women’s tennis coach from 2000-03. From 2001-03, he guided the men’s program to three straight top-five finishes in the final NJCAA rankings. The team was second overall in both 2001 and 2002 and fourth in 2003. His women’s team finished the 2003 season ranked third in NJCAA. Overall, he coached six ITA All-Americans and 10 NJCAA All-Americans at Barton County. In 2003, he was also nominated for the Barton County Community College Difference Award.
After Barton County, Beaman moved on to the College of Santa Fe, where he started as an assistant in 2004 and eventually was named head coach in 2005. In the inaugural year of the program in 2004, he helped lead the Spin to a No. 5 national ranking and a quarterfinal appearance at the NAIA national tournament. The team also featured three All-Americans and the NAIA Player of the Year, Ivan Angulo. In 2005, he led the team to a No. 1 final ranking in NAIA and helped five of his players achieve All-America status. Following the season, he was named Coach of the Year for Region 6.
From 2000-03, Beaman was the Head Tennis Pro at the Town & Country Racquet Club in Santa Fe, N.M. He is a certified Level I and II Tennis Coach by Tennis Canada.
Beaman graduated summa cum laude from Alabama A&M in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. As a player for the Bulldog tennis team, Beaman was named Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year twice, in 1997-98 and 1998-99.
Beaman is a native of Ottawa, Canada. His wife’s name is Lori.
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