John Beam Bio, Age, Family, Ethnicity, Laney College, Last Chance U, Net worth

John Beam Biography

John Bream is an American football coach serving as the head coach and athletic director of the Laney College Eagles. In 2014 he was inducted in the Bay Area Multi-Ethnic Hall of Fame.

John Beam Age

He was born on January 11, 1959 in San Diego, California.

John Beam Height

John stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches tall.

John Beam Education

Beam has a degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from California State University. He also holds a master’s degree in the same field.

John Beam Family

John is the son of ED Beam and Betty Beam. Her father served in the US Navy. His mother died in 1985 and his father died in 2006. He has a sister known as Sue Kopp.

John Beam Ethnicity

His ethnicity is unknown.

John Beam Wife

John married his wife Cindi Rivera on September 5, 1981

John Beam Children

He is a father of two daughters; Monica Beam and Sonjha Beam.


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John began his career as a coach in 1979 as an offensive line coach at Serra High School in San Diego. He later transferred to Skyline High School in Oakland where he became the head football coach in 1987. During his time at Skyline, Beam won 15 league championships, 11 section championships and had four undefeated seasons. He finished with a 160-33-3 record at Skyline.

He also worked at youth football camps. He was the camp coordinator for the Oakland Raiders Youth Skills Football Camp from 2002 to 2012, and has been the director of the NFL’s High School Development Program since 2006.

John Beam Laney College

In 2004, Beam joined Laney College as a running back coach for a half a year. He later became an offensive coordinator and athletic director of the Laney College Eagles. In 2012 he became the head football coach. As the head coach, he has led the Eagles to win two league titles, raised their winning percentage to .600, and has gone to six bowl games.

He has a 90% graduation and transfer rate at Laney College. During an interview with NFL, he explained what made a successful high school football student-athletes on and off the field.

“The ultimate measure of success for me is that the student graduate high school. What an accomplishment. It started when you were six or seven years old and expanded over the next 13 years of your life and you completed it by staying the course, going to class, completing assignments, surrounding yourself with positive people, making a contribution at your school, both on the field and in the classroom, dealing with the hurdles by asking for help, re-setting your goals, etc.! So complete that goal. That’s a success – especially in the communities that I work in, where 50% of the young males of color drop out of high school every year.”

He has produced a winner in the NCAA Division 1 National Championship, NCAA Division 3 National Championship, Canadian Grey Cup, NFL Europe Championship, Arena League Championship and the Super Bowl.

John Beam Last Chance U

John has been featured on Netflix’s Last Chance U season 5, a series that gives an inside look at some of the junior colleges in America with the best football programmes.

John is very vocal about his praise of The Last Chance U but has said that Lancey College differs from the previous schools. He argues that Laney College is far from a last-ditch destination for players who can’t get into better schools, and says that Laney is one of the most sought-after football programmes.

“I told them we’re not ‘Last Chance U. We’re your first chance. We’re your Best Chance U.I said you’re not (rejects). All those kids from the other shows either left school, got kicked out from a four-year school or something. Well, that’s not us. You’re the kids who came here for a reason. To better your grades or better you football outlook. We’re your best chance.”

John Beam Salary

His actual salary as the head coach at Lancey College is unknown.

John Beam Net worth

Beam’s net worth is under review.

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