| Frank Beasley
Associate Head Coach
Frank Beasley joined the NC State wrestling program for the 2012-13 season after serving as an assistant on Pat Popolizio's staff at Binghamton for one year. In the spring of 2015, he was promoted to Associate Head Coach. Beasley is also the recruiting coordinator at NC State, bringing in top-20 recruiting classes in each of his first two seasons at NC State. In addition to recruiting, he has coached 13 NCAA Qualifiers in his first three seasons at NC State. While he worked with the entire team, his primary training focus was the middle and upper weights.
Following their first campaign at NC State, Beasley and the NC State wrestling staff signed a top-rated recruiting class in the spring of 2013. The Pack's signees were ranked: No. 4 according to D1collegewrestling, No. 10 by both WIN Magazine and InterMat, No. 13 by the Open Mat/AWN and No. 14 by Flo Wrestling. NC State made it two-for-two with a nationally ranked recruiting class in 2014, cited No. 19 by FloWrestling, No. 20 by TheOpenMat.com, and No. 25 by InterMat.
In 2014, NC State produced its sixth individual national champion, as redshirt-sophomore Nick Gwiazdowski plowed through the NCAA field, winning five straight matches and defeating the No. 1 seed in the tournament, two-time NCAA champion Minnesota's Tony Nelson, to win the title.
In 2015 the Pack enjoyed another top-20 finish at the NCAA Championships, as the Pack finished 16th as a team. It marked the Pack's highest finish since 1993, and gives the Pack back-to-back top-20 finishes for the first time since the 1992 and 1993 seasons. NC State finished with two All-Americans, Gwiazdowski winning his second consecutive national title and freshman Kevin Jack going from unseeded to earning a fifth place finish at 141 pounds.
Beasley previously served as an assistant on Pat Popolizio's staff at Binghamton for one season. In his year at Binghamton he served as head assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.
During the 2011-12 season at Binghamton, 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. Academically, Binghamton had over a 3.0 team GPA, ranking as one of the best in the school and the best in program history and had two Academic All-Americans.
Prior to his time at Binghamton, Beasley 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 have crowned five individual conference champions.
In his final season at Buffalo, Beasley spearheaded a squad that produced six NCAA qualifiers, eight nationally-ranked wrestlers, four Mid-American Conference (MAC) champions including the Most Outstanding Wrestler and multiple team wins over top-25 programs. Simultaneously, his academic commitment resulted in five individuals earning NWCA All-Academic honors.
Before Buffalo, Beasley was an assistant coach at Bloomsburg for two seasons, helping that program produce its first All-American in more than a decade and adding another All-American and nine national qualifiers in all. In addition, the Huskies won 12 duals in 2006-07 - the most wins in 16 seasons.
He enjoyed an elite wrestling career at Lincoln College and Bloomsburg, earning NJCAA All-America honors at Lincoln in 2004 (165 lbs.) and was a starter and team captain at Bloomsburg, finishing fourth at the 2006 Eastern Wrestling League Championship. Beasley accumulated almost 90 collegiate wins at 157, 165 and 174 pounds 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 with a perfect 4.0 GPA.
Beasley was also 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 beating 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.
Beasley is married to the former Lyndsey Snyder, who is also employed at NC State and is the Investment Accountant in the Foundations Accounting & Investments department.