Ohio State University
Tim Beck, a two-time nominee for the Broyles Award as the nation’s top assistant coach (2012 and 2013 while offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Nebraska), is in his second season as Ohio State’s co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach. He joined coach Urban Meyer’s staff in early January 2015.
Beck has a 28-year coaching resume that includes 17 seasons in the collegiate ranks and another 11 seasons in high school coaching, including nine years as a high school head coach. He came to Ohio State after working seven years at Nebraska, as running backs coach from 2008-10 and as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 2011-14.
“I have known Tim for several years and have also watched and competed against him,” Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said when naming Beck an assistant. “I have always respected his knowledge of the game and he is respected in the profession. I always look for coordinators and co-coordinators who will mesh with our staff, our style and can make us better. I believe Tim will do just that.”
Beck coached two starting quarterbacks in 2015 for the Buckeyes, Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett, and Ohio State ranked second in the Big Ten in passing efficiency with a 140.0 percentage. Jones started eight of the first nine games with Barrett finishing off with starts in five of the final six contests. The duo helped Ohio State to the fifth-highest totals in school history in points scored (464) and touchdowns (62).
Beck’s Nebraska offenses, between 2011-14, ranked fifth, first, sixth and fourth in the Big Ten Conference, respectively, and his passing attack amassed more than 10,000 yards during that time with 86 touchdowns. Beck directed Nebraska’s passing to two of the Top 6 single season totals in school history and he coached two of the four Nebraska quarterbacks who have topped 3,000 yards of offense in a single season.
During this time, quarterback Taylor Martinez developed into a record-setting quarterback for the Cornhuskers and was the league coaches’ choice as the all-Big Ten Conference quarterback following the 2012 regular season. Nebraska players broke more than 50 individual records in Beck’s four seasons running the offense and the quarterbacks, including:
- Career passing yards
- Career passing completions
- Career passing touchdowns
- Career yards from scrimmage
- Career total offense
Nebraska never won fewer than nine games during Beck’s seven seasons on staff, advanced to the 2012 Big Ten title game and played in seven bowl games. The Cornhuskers played in the Big 12 championship game in 2010 and the Big Ten championship game in 2012.
Another Ohio native on the Buckeye staff, Beck is a graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School which has produced no less than five major college head coaches recently, including Bob Stoops (Oklahoma), Bo Pelini (Youngstown State and previously at Nebraska), Mark Stoops (Kentucky), Mike Stoops (former Arizona coach) and Carl Pelini (former Florida Atlantic coach).
After graduating from Mooney, Beck played one year of football at Central Florida (1985) and he graduated from there in 1988 with a degree in liberal studies. He also has a master’s in counseling and guidance from Kansas State University (1992).
Beck started his coaching career as an assistant coach at Miramar (Fla.) High School for the 1988 and 1989 seasons and then moved to Illinois State as outside linebackers and punters coach in 1990.
He then spent two seasons on Bill Snyder’s Kansas State staff (1991-92) as a graduate assistant.
Beck was a high school head coach in nine of the next 12 seasons, positions that were sandwiched around a three-year stay at Missouri State where he was offensive coordinator between 1996-98. He was head coach at Saguaro H.S., in Scottsdale, Ariz., from 1993-95; at R.L. Turner High School in Carrollton, Texas from 1999-2001, and at Mansfield (Texas) Summit H.S. from 2002-04.
His high school accomplishments included leading Summit to the state playoffs, Carrollton to back-to-back playoff appearances for the first time in 35 years, and Saguaro to the 1995 4A state championship. He was the 2003 Dallas Fort Worth District coach of the year while at Summit and the 2000 district coach of the year while at Turner.
Beck then moved on to the University of Kansas. He was the Jayhawks’ receivers coach each of his three seasons in Lawrence, and he was promoted to pass game coordinator in February of 2007 where he worked under current Ohio State co-offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Ed Warinner. Kansas finished second nationally in scoring offense in 2007 (42.8 ppg), eighth in total offense (479.8 ypg) and 17th in passing (291.0 ypg) and went 12-1 with a 24-21 victory over Virginia Tech in the Fed Ex Orange Bowl and a final national ranking of No. 7.
Beck and his wife, Tamara, have two children: a son, Jordan, and a daughter, Haylie Marie.
Tim Beck Coaching Experience
|2015-pres.||Co-Offensive Coordinator/QBs||Ohio State|
|2007||Wide Receivers/Pass Game Coordinator||Kansas|
|2002-04||Head Coach||Mansfield Summit (Texas) H.S.|
|1999-01||Head Coach||R.L. Turner (Texas) H.S.|
|1996-98||Offensive Coordinator||Missouri State|
|1993-95||Head Coach||Saguaro (Ariz.) H.S.|
|1991-92||Graduate Assistant||Kansas State|
|1990||Outside Linebackers/Punters||Illinois State|
|1988-89||Assistant Coach||Miramar (Fla.) H.S.|
Hometown: Youngstown, Ohio
High School: Cardinal Mooney
Alma Mater: Central Florida, 1988
Master's Degree: Kansas State, 1992
Year in Coaching: 29th (Second year at Ohio State)
Children:Son, Jordan, and daughter, Haylie Marie