Richard Beebe, who joined the program prior to the 2014 season, has made an instrumental impact in the Rebels’ success.
Beebe helped the program to its best season yet in 2015, as the Rebels advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the first time in school history.
A good portion of the program’s recent consistency can be credited to Beebe, who wears many hats in the volunteer assistant role.
He cuts up all game film for the Rebels, helps scout opponents prior to matches, and assists in numerous roles in practice. Head coach Matt Mott, who was alerted of Beebe’s work ethic through a mutual friend, called him an “unsung, absolute godsend to our program,” reiterating Beebe’s importance to Ole Miss soccer.
Beebe joined the Rebels after serving as an assistant coach at his alma mater, William Carey, where he was also a standout soccer player himself.
As an assistant at William Carey, Beebe helped lead the women’s team to the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) championship in 2013 with a perfect 11-0 record in conference play and outscoring foes 53-to-6 on the season. It was the first SSAC title for William Carey.
He helped the team advance to the Sweet 16 of the NAIA tournament while posting an 18-5 record on the season and a final ranking of 10th in the national polls. Beebe worked with the defenders at William Carey and helped coach Lauren Satcher to third team NAIA All-America honors and second team All-America honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
During the 2011 and 2012 seasons, Beebe served as the head coach of both the boys and girls soccer teams at Greene County High School, leading the girls team to the South State finals in both seasons.
He also coached the Hattiesburg Futbol Club for four seasons and served as the Assistant DOC for the last season under Danny Owens.
Beebe lettered four years at William Carey, serving as a starter all four years of his career. He served as team captain in 2009 and was named a Gulf Coast Athletic Conference first team selection that season. Beebe helped lead his team to the GCAC Championship in 2008 and 2009, while also helping the squad claim the GCAC Tournament Championship in 2007.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in education with a minor in biology from William Carey in 2010 and a master’s degree in secondary education in 2012.