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.
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 Ottowa, Canada. His wife's name is Lori.