- Roja 05
- Roja 09/10
- Roja High School
- Director of Soccer Operations
Shad Beam is in his first season with the Roja Futbol Club. Beam currently coaches the 09/10 and 05 Premier teams and is the club's Director of Communications. Before joining Roja, he spent four seasons as the Assistant Director of Communications – Athletics at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. During his time at UNO, he covered the men’s and women’s soccer, women’s basketball, men’s tennis and softball programs.
Beam came to the University of Nebraska Omaha after 3 ½ seasons at College of Saint Mary, where he was the head soccer coach and Sports Information Director. During his time at CSM, the soccer program improved each season and qualified for the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament twice. Beam coached eight 1st team and six 2nd team all-conference performers, along with nine NAIA Scholar-Athletes the past two seasons. His Flames team was awarded three 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 launched in 2012.
Prior to joining College of Saint Mary, Beam worked with the Omaha Vipers Professional Indoor Soccer team in the front office and behind the scenes in 2010-11. He also served as an assistant Sports Information director and assistant women’s soccer coach at Midland University in 2010.
Beam spent eight years at Dana College in Blair, Neb. as the head coach for the men’s and women’s soccer programs, 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 three Honorable Mention All-Americans. As the Vikings women’s coach, Beam had 13 all-conference performers, seven 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.
He served as communications director for the Nebraska Futbol Club (NFC) in 2010-11. He also has coached at two different high schools. Beam served as the girl’s head coach at Concordia Jr.-Sr. High School for two seasons (2011-12). In each season, the team increased their win totals. He coached six all-state players during his tenure. In his first stint as a head coach, Beam developed the Gretna High School boy’s program into 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 Masters 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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