MEET THE COACH
Shad Beam joined ROJA Futbol Club in 2020, coaching the 2005 Premier and 2009/10 teams, and serves as the club's Director of Soccer Operations.
Before joining ROJA, Beam spent four seasons as the Assistant Director of Communications – Athletics at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). During his time at UNO, he covered men’s and women’s soccer, women’s basketball, men’s tennis, and softball programs.
Beam went to UNO after 3 ½ seasons as Head Soccer Coach and Sports Information Director at College of Saint Mary (CSM). During his time at CSM, the soccer program qualified for the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament twice. Beam coached 8, 1st-team and 6, 2nd-team all-conference performers, along with 9 NAIA Scholar-Athletes. His Flames team was awarded the National Soccer Coaches Association (NSCAA) Team Academic Award twice and the Team Ethics Award once. As the Sports Information Director, Beam oversaw all seven varsity sports. He also played a role in the development of the new athletic logo and website launch in 2012.
Prior to joining CSM, Beam worked with the Omaha Vipers Professional Indoor Soccer team during the 2010-11 season and served as an Assistant Sports Information Director and Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach at Midland University in 2010. During this time, Beam also served as Communications Director for the Nebraska Futbol Club (NFC).
Beam spent eight years at Dana College in Blair, Nebraska serving as the Men’s and Women’s Soccer Head Coach, Sports Information Director, and instructor in the Sports Management program. While at Dana, he guided the men’s team for six seasons and the women’s team for three seasons. He led the Viking men’s team to the program’s first-ever winning season in 2003. As the men’s coach, Beam coached 29 All-Conference Performers, 14 NAIA Scholar-Athletes, and 3 Honorable Mention All-Americans. As the Vikings women’s coach, Beam had 13 all-conference performers, 7 NAIA Scholar-Athletes, and a scholar-team. He amassed an 86-81-7 combined record at Dana College and was the career leader in wins for each program before the school closed in 2010. Beam also served as the school’s Sports Information Director overseeing 22 sports, including football, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball, and wrestling.
In his 12+ seasons coaching either men’s or women’s soccer, Beam had a career record of 111-110-10. He won his 100th career game on August 28, 2013, when College of Saint Mary defeated the University of Saint Mary 2-1.
In addition to his college coaching experience, Beam also served as the Girl’s Head Soccer Coach at Concordia Jr.-Sr. High School for two seasons (2011-12) — the team increased their win totals in each season and resulted in six all-state players during his tenure. In his first stint as a head coach, Beam led the Gretna High School Boys’ Soccer Program to become the 2002 Nebraska Class B State Champs.
A Denison, Iowa, native, Beam played tennis and club soccer at Dana College, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science and Psychology in 1994. He received his Master of Science degree in Organizational Business-Sports Management from Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb., in 2009.
Shad and his wife, Beth, and son, Bradley, currently reside in Omaha.
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