Netflix announced heading towards Laney College for the final season for the show Last Chance U. The college became a goto destination for aspiring athletes for the sports program it ran. And it was all because of head coach John Beam who took the responsibility back in 2012.
This wiki-article is focused on life and career along with other fronts of his life.
Coach John Beam Bio — Age, Birthday, Zodiac
Coach John Beam was born on 11 January 1959. He turned 61 years old while celebrating his birthday in January of 2020.
Per his date of birth, he secured Capricorn as his zodiac sign.
Coach John Beam Wiki — Parents, Siblings, Family
Coach John Beam was born to his father Ed Beam and mother Betty Beam in San Diego County, California. While no information was shared on his mother, his father worked served in the US navy.
Sadly, his mother passed away in 1985. After his mother’s death, his father went on to marry May Lou Beam. Coach John lost his father in 2006.
As for his siblings, he has a sister named Sue Kopp.
Height, Weight, Distinct Features
Coach John Beam stands at a height of a towering height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 meters) while he weighed approximately 78 kilograms (171 lbs) at the time of penning this article.
Moreover, John’s dark grey colored hair and mustache combo were noted to be his distinct feature which made him stand out.
Social Media Reach: IG, Twitter, FB
Coach John Beam avoided being active on several social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook. However, he actively used Twitter to impart his thoughts to the world.
The platforms boasted a total of 1718 followers at the time of this writing.
Coach John Beam Net Worth, Education, Career
Starting with coach John’s academic pursuit, he attended California State University to earn his degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science. He graduated from college in 1982 earning his bachelor’s degree. Moreover, he earned his master’s degree in the same stream in 1992.
While there, John gained prominence as a star football player. All the experiences which he had as a player, helped open doors for John to start his career as a coach.
He started off coaching at Serra High School in 1979. Furthermore, he demonstrated his coaching ability at the Skyline High School Football team in Oakland. The team maintained its winning streak throughout his time there. He also served in the position of athletic director that lasted for 17 years.
Other than high school football, John also showed the same devotion coaching at youth football camps. From 2002 to 2012, he worked as a camp coordinator for the Oakland Raiders Youth Skill Camp.
Moreover, since 2006, he served as a director for NFL’s High School Development Program.
By 2020, coach John Beam had amassed over $600 thousand net worth.
In 2004, coach John Beam initiated his collegiate coaching career with Laney College. Soon after he went on to become running back coach followed by the offensive director and athletic director in the same.
Later in 2012, Coach John got promoted as the head coach. Under his coaching abilities, the Eagles secured two league titles with the winning percentage reaching 0.600. Laney College also gained recognition as the top junior college for its sports program.
His resume boasted 20 athletes playing in NFL of which seven played in the Super Bowl. All thanks to the reputation he had built over 4-decades worth coaching career, he raised transfer to 90%.
Besides that, Netflix’s announced the final season of Last Chance U to be filmed at Laney College. However, Coach Beam made it all clear that Laney is not “Last Chance” college.
He made it clear while speaking to his athletes that they were there at the moment for a reason. They are not rejected.
Coach John Beam Wife, Married, Children
Like his successful career as a coach, John Beam also had a happily ever after on his married life. He tied knots with his wife Cindi Rivera on 5 September 1981.
Following the marriage, John and his wife went on to have two children, their daughters, Monica Beam and Sonjha Beam.
Last modified: July 20, 2020