Baseball | Coaches
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Michael "Doc" Beeman enters his fifth year as the skipper of the Ravens baseball program. He came to Benedictine after spending three years as Head Baseball Coach and Assistant Athletic Director at Loyola University – New Orleans.
In his three years with the Pack, Coach Beeman became known for scheduling non-conference games against opponents that he knew would challenge his program. During his tenure, he guided the Wolfpack to wins over NCAA Div. I programs Centenary, Southern, and Alcorn State. His teams also performed in the classroom, as the 2007 squad garnered the NAIA Scholar Team award after posting the eighth highest team GPA in NAIA baseball.
Prior to his second season, Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and forced the closing of Loyola. Beeman's 35-member squad enrolled in 25 schools for the fall semester with all but one member returning to start the spring semester. His squad played the first college baseball game in the city of New Orleans post-Katrina and also played the first game in the state of Louisiana in 2006.
These efforts were recognized when Coach Beeman and the Wolfpack were awarded the Buffalo Funds Five Star and the Hank Burbridge Champions of Character Award given annually by the NAIA to the team that best represents respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership and sportsmanship.
Beeman came to Loyola University from Georgetown University where he served as recruiting coordinator and pitching coach for the Hoyas under Head Coach Pete Wilk. In his two years at Georgetown, the Hoya's ERA fell from 8.24 in 2002 to 5.64 in 2004, while the opponent's batting average was reduced from .338 to .286. The staff surpassed the single-season program record for strikeouts of 286 with a total of 340 in 2004. Georgetown's overall record improved from 9 wins the season before his arrival to 25 wins in 2004.
Prior to Georgetown, Beeman was associate head coach at his alma mater, Trinity University in San Antonio. During his four years with the Tigers, the team ERA fell from 4.92 in 1999 to 2.26 in 2002, a mark that led all NCAA divisions.
Doc serves in the off-season as a coach and advisor to US9 Armed Forces Baseball. US9 provides the opportunity for Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard Personnel including Veterans to display their appreciation to the local community for their unconditional support of American Service Men and Women. This is done through exhibition baseball games, conducting free-clinics, and participating in local charitable efforts.
Coach Beeman earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History and a Masters in Teaching while at Trinity. He, his wife Jennifer, and their two daughters Alex Elizabeth and Annabel Claire reside in Platte City, Mo., with their family dog Cappie.
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Assistant Coach Pecos Miller became a full-time member of the Raven baseball coaching staff after serving as a volunteer assistant coach during the Spring of 2012.
He came to the Ravens after spending three years as an assistant for Tye Hallowell at Independence Community College in Independence, Kan. Previous to his stint at ICC, Miller spent a year at his alma mater, Oklahoma Wesleyan as an assistant coach.
Miller’s playing history includes two seasons each at ICC and Oklahoma Wesleyan as a catcher and first baseman. At ICC, he still holds the career fielding percentage crown for a catcher with a .991 mark.
Miller, a native Oklahoman, resides in Leavenworth and is married to the former Kelli Craig.
In addition to his duties as the top Raven assistant, he also took over the day to day operations of the Benedictine Intramural Department in the Fall of 2012.
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