Kent State (Asst.)
Big Ten Conference
| February 9, 1970 (age 45)
Springfield, Ohio (1970-02-09) |
Ohio State Buckeyes baseball
Greg Beals Wikipedia
Greg Beals (born February 9, 1970) is an American college baseball coach, currently serving as head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes baseball team. He was named to that position prior to the 2011 season. He previously served as head coach at Ball State from 2003 through 2010.
Beals was a three year letterman at catcher for Kent State, batting .306 for his career and earning honorable mention All-MAC honors. He was drafted by the New York Mets in the 21st Round of the 1991 MLB Draft and played three seasons professionally, reaching high Class-A and playing on division-winning teams in each season.
After ending his playing career, Beals became an assistant coach at Kent State, working primarily on recruiting. In nine seasons with the Golden Flashes, the team claimed a pair of MAC Tournament championships and made three NCAA Regional appearances. He would see 21 recruits sign professional contracts, 36 earn All-MAC honors, and 17 earned Academic All-MAC honors. He then earned his first head coaching job at Ball State. In eight seasons with the Cardinals, his teams claimed three MAC West Division championships and the school's first MAC Tournament title, leading to an NCAA Regional appearance. Only once did his team finish below third in the six-plus team division, also the only time the Cardinals failed to qualify for the MAC Tournament. This was after six starting position players and a top pitcher from the NCAA Tournament team, four of whom were drafted. Beals saw five players named All-Americans, 18 named All-MAC, and 15 Academic All-MAC, as well as 20 players drafted in the Major League Baseball Draft.
In the summer of 2010, Beals was named head coach at Ohio State. He has led the Buckeyes to the Big Ten Tournament each of his three seasons.