AZUSA, Calif.-- Tim Beauregard who helped the Azusa Pacific women’s basketball program to its first-ever NAIA national championship in 2011 and to a quarterfinals appearance in 2012 as an assistant coach, has accepted a an assistant coach and head JV coach position at the University of the Cumberlands (Ky.). Beauregard, who has spent the past two seasons with Azusa Pacific after a four-year stint at Fresno Pacific, had a desire to stay a part of the NAIA as the Cougars’ athletics program transitions into the NCAA.
“My time here at Azusa Pacific has taught me so much about how a top-notch athletics program operates. From the coaches to the administration, I am grateful for the many relationships and learning environments I was blessed to be a part of,” said Beauregard. “Taking the position at the University of the Cumberlands will allow me to be a full time coach at the NAIA level which is where I see myself staying for years to come. I have been extremely fortunate to have worked with such intelligent, talented, and inspiring young women here and am so excited that I will continue to have them as a part of my life.”
The University of the Cumberlands has been an NAIA power in women’s basketball, recording 20 or more wins in 10 of the past 13 seasons. The Patriots reached the NAIA tournament last year, falling in overtime to Rogers State (Okla.) in the first round.
In his brief time at Azusa Pacific, Beauregard helped the Cougars to a combined 49-10 regular season record and a 10-3 postseason clip GSAC tournament and NAIA tournament), including a national championship run in 2011.
“While I’m sad to see him go I wish Tim the best at the University of the Cumberlands. He was always passionate and worked extremely hard for the student athletes here and I know he’ll jump right in and make an immediate impact for the Patriots,” said Director of Athletics Gary Pine.
Beauregard, who recently earned his master’s in leadership development from Azusa Pacific and holds a bachelor’s in organizational leadership from Fresno Pacific, will work under head coach Melissa Irvin.