(August 14, 2022) - The Center Grove High School Athletics Department has named David Beasley head coach for the Varsity Boys Tennis team. Beasley has served as an assistant coach for the last three years under Hall of Fame coach Ivan Smith. Smith will continue with the team as assistant coach.
“I’m very excited to have Coach Beasley take over the reigns of the program,” said Joe Bronkella, CGHS athletic director. “With his previous involvement in the program, this allows us to have familiarity for our players and continue our success.”
“Having the opportunity to be mentored under Coach Smith, these past three years have been immense to my growth and development as a coach,” said Beasley. “I look forward to building on the momentum of these past successful seasons and to utilize my recent collegiate playing experience to help this young and exceptionally talented team.”
Beasley began playing tennis when he was ten years old and was able to break into the top ten of the USTA National rankings during middle school. During his junior year of high school, he ranked as high as the number two college recruit in the United States, according to the Tennis Recruiting Network. Beasley played Division I tennis at Indiana-Purdue University, Indianapolis where he was the all-time leader in singles wins. He was named Summit League Newcomer of the Year and received All-Conference honors for three years. He also earned the Jaguars Athletics Fund Academic Achievement Award for the highest male athlete GPA and the Mel Garland Distinguished Student-Athlete Award.
Beasley is a school resource officer in the Center Grove Police Department, a position he has held since 2019.