Beamish is in his second season at UMC after joining the school as the second assistant for the Golden Eagle men’s basketball program under Head Coach Dan Weisse.
The University of Minnesota Crookston athletic department announced the promotion of Bryan Beamish to the lead assistant coach for the men’s basketball program and head women’s golf coach. Beamish is in his second season at UMC after joining the school as the second assistant for the Golden Eagle men’s basketball program under Head Coach Dan Weisse.
“We are excited to move forward with Coach Beamish in our program,” Weisse said. “Last year he demonstrated how valuable he was to our program. He is a loyal and trustworthy guy that genuinely cares about our players and the Golden Eagle basketball program. He understands our program philosophy and the type of student-athlete we want to bring to UMC. He is a big asset to our program and university.”
“I want to thank Athletic Director Steph Helgeson and Coach Weisse for the opportunity to continue working with our players as we build the men’s basketball program at UMC,” Beamish said. “I am also excited to be the new head women’s golf coach. This is a great group of girls and I want to build off of what they were able to accomplish last season.”
In his first season at UMC, Beamish’s primary responsibilities were recruiting throughout the Midwest, scouting game film of opponents, helping coach the big men for the Golden Eagles, while also helping oversee UMC’s video efforts. He helped the Golden Eagles to a 7-20 mark, their most wins since the 2000-01 season.
“Coach Weisse has the Golden Eagle basketball program moving in a great direction,” Beamish said. “I think we were able to accomplish a lot of good things in the first year on the floor and in recruiting and I am excited to continue to get to be a part of changing the culture of UMC men’s basketball.”
Prior to arriving at UMC, Beamish spent one season as a graduate assistant for the men’s basketball program at the University of Miami (Fla) under Jim Larranaga.
As a graduate assistant for the Hurricanes, Beamish's primary responsibilities were breaking down opponent's game film, assisting during practice and helping run Miami's basketball camps. During Beamish's one season with the Hurricanes he helped lead the team to a 17-15 mark.
Before making the trip South to Miami, Beamish was an assistant coach for two seasons at Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Fla. as a member of Head Coach Lance Randall's staff. Before making the move to Florida, Beamish was an assistant coach for one season at his alma mater, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where he helped the Pointers to a successful 26-4 record and a Sweet 16 appearance at the NCAA Division III National Tournament.
As a player, the Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., native had a prolific four-year career for the Pointers. During his time in Stevens Point, he earned First Team All-Conference honors twice and served as team captain during his junior and senior seasons. Beamish started every game during three of his four years with the Pointers. He helped lead the team to two Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Regular-Season and Tournament Championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances.
Beamish earned his Bachelor's Degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication from Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He earned a Master's in Business Administration (M.B.A.) with an emphasis in sports business from Saint Leo University in 2014. Beamish resides in Crookston.
Beamish takes over for Mike Annese, who returned to Truman State University as the lead assistant for the men’s basketball team. Annese was the lead assistant and head women’s golf coach last season after spending a season as an assistant at Truman.