Title IX and Womens' Sports
Oct 13, 2022 12:00 PM
Coach Laura Beeman
Title IX and Womens' Sports

For over 25 years, Laura Beeman has been a standard-bearer in the profession of women’s basketball, leading by example on and off the court while winning championships and helping young ladies full fill their dreams of earning a college education. In the past 10 years, she has upheld her standard at the helm of the University of Hawai‘i, bringing the program back to prominence. Most recently, putting the program in the national spotlight and one to keep an eye on.


In 2016 she led the Rainbow Wahine to its first conference tournament title in 20 years, earning a spot in the NCAA Championship tournament. She did it again in 2022 but made history by coaching the first team in program history to win both the Big West Conference regular-season and conference tournament championship. The 2021-22 campaign was one for the record books for UH as Beeman won her second conference coach of the year honor at UH, and saw its first-ever conference player of the year winner in Amy Atwell. Later, Atwell became only the second player ever from the program to be drafted to the WNBA as she was selected 27th overall by the Los Angeles Sparks.


In her 25 years of roaming the sidelines, Beeman has accumulated over 550 wins, including over 160 at UH. She has been inducted into two Hall of Fames for her contributions to the game and has been named “Coach of the Year” six times while serving as the head coach at two programs. At UH, she has coached 22 All-Big West selections and led the ‘Bows to a total of five national post-season selections.


A native of Bernardino, California, Beeman has a bachelor’s degree in business from CS San Bernardino University, along with two master’s in education, one being from the University of the Redlands in Counseling, the other in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific.


 Reminder: This hybrid meeting will be held at Assagio╩╗s Restaurant  

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