| 03.20.2018

Sports brief


Beaman leaves Idaho

Washington State University tennis coach Lisa Hart announced the hire of Idaho’s Jeff Beaman as associate head tennis coach at WSU Monday. Beaman leaves Idaho after leading both the men and women to WAC Championships in 2014. Both Idaho teams also reached the NCAA Tournament where they each fell to USC.

Beaman, the former Director of Tennis at Idaho, had been with the Vandals since 2006. He took over coaching the women’s team days before the season started after Myriam Sopel accepted the coaching spot at UTEP last season. Beaman’s coaching accolades include 2014 ITA Mountain Region Women’s Coach of the Year, 2014 WAC Men’s and Women’s Coach of the Year, 2013 WAC Men’s Coach of the Year and 2011 ITA Mountain Region Men’s Coach of the Year during his time at Idaho. His combined record at Idaho was 269-158. Beaman also coached Idaho’s school record holders in both men’s and women’s career singles and men’s career double victories during his time with the Vandals.

“I am looking forward to working with coach Hart and joining WSU Athletics,” said Beaman. “We have had a great working relationship during my time at Idaho and I am also excited to have the chance to work with her great group of young women.”

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