Frank Beasley enters his third season as head coach of the George Mason wrestling team for the 2019-20 season. In 2017, he became the tenth head coach in Mason history.
In 2018-19, Beasley guided the Patriots to their best season in 11 years, finishing the season with an overall record of 9-7, including a mark of 3-3 against Eastern Wrestling League opponents. Mason finished the season with a winning dual record for the first time since the 2007-08 season.
The Patriots finished third at the 2019 Eastern Wrestling League Championships with 56.5 points, the highest finish in the EWL Championships in program history. Six Mason wrestlers reached the evening session, with four in the championship match and two competing in third-place matches.
The Patriots had three wrestlers qualify for the 2019 NCAA Championships for the second straight year, with Voss (285), Anthony (149) and redshirt junior Colston DiBlasi (165) representing Mason at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Under Beasley in 2017-18, the Patriots had three wrestlers qualify for the the 2018 NCAA Championships, the most by the program in 17 years. Tejon Anthony, Ibrahim Bunduka and Matthew Voss each qualified the the NCAA Championships held at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
Prior to Mason, Beasley spent five seasons as a member of the North Carolina State coaching staff, including two as the associate head coach. He helped lead the Wolfpack to four straight top-20 finishes at the NCAA Championships, the longest such stretch in school history. In that span, Beasley coached two NCAA Champions, seven All-Americans, seven individual Atlantic Coast Conference Champions (ACC) and 31 NCAA Qualifiers, including 18 in the past two years. NC State sent a school-record 10 NCAA Qualifiers to the 2017 NCAA Championships.
Beasley helped NC State to one of its best seasons in 2015-16. The Wolfpack won the 2016 ACC Championship, finishing in 11th place at the NCAA Championships, the best finish since a school-best seventh in 1993. NC State finished the 2016 regular season ranked #2 in the final NWCA/USA Today Coaches Poll, the highest ranking in school history. The Pack tied the school record with three All-Americans in 2016.
Prior to NC State, Beasley gained coaching experience with three collegiate programs. As head assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Binghamton for one season, Beasley helped the squad to a 14th place finish at the 2012 NCAA Championships. Five wrestlers qualified for the national championships and all five finished in the top sixteen, with two All-Americans. He was the head assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the University at Buffalo, helping steer that program to its finest three-year span in team history. The Bulls sent 14 wrestlers to the NCAA Championship over Beasley’s tenure and crowned five individual conference champions.
Beasley has international experience, most recently helping Team USA win a world championship at the UWW World Championships held in Paris in August 2017. He was the personal coach at the world championships of world bronze medalist, Nick Gwiazdowski. Beasley has been the head coach of the Wolfpack Regional Training Center. He coached the Wolfpack Regional Training Center that finished 2nd in the RTC Club Cup this year at the U.S. Open. He was the head coach of the NWCA All-American Team in 2009 and 2010. In 2009, he took the team to South Korea, with one wrestler recording a victory against a 2008 Olympian. In 2010, he took the team to Russia, where the team went undefeated in dual meets and produced some individual wins over world medalists. In addition, Beasley has conducted camps and clinics all over the country.
A native of Odin, Illinois, he enjoyed an elite wrestling career at Lincoln College and Bloomsburg, earning NJCAA All-America honors at Lincoln in 2004 (165 lbs.). He was a starter and team captain at Bloomsburg, finishing fourth at the 2006 EWL Championship. Beasley accumulated almost 90 collegiate wins with nearly half coming by pin.
His multitude of academic achievements included becoming a two-time Academic All-American, four-year National Dean’s List honoree and recipient of education and English department honors at Bloomsburg. Beasley earned a dual degree in English and education from Bloomsburg in 2006, graduating Cum Laude. He then received his master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Bloomsburg, graduating Summa Cum Laude.
Beasley is married to the former Lyndsey Snyder and the couple has two children, Franklin, and Anna.