Josh Beardsley Added To Truman Men’s Basketball Staff

Truman Men’s Basketball Coach Jeff Horner has announced the addition of Josh Beardsley to his coaching staff for the upcoming 2019-20 season. Beardsley formerly served as a graduate assistant coach at William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa and takes over for the departing Pat Sodemann.

“We are fortunate to have Josh on our staff here at Truman,” said Coach Horner. “He brings a ton of experience with him from the best NAIA program in the country in William Penn. He is a tireless worker and those are exactly the kind of people we want involved with our basketball program.”

In two seasons with the Statesmen, Beardsley was part of a program that went 52-17 with a pair of trips to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Basketball Tournament. In 2017-18, William Penn finished 30-5 and advanced to the national semifinals. Beardsley’s role with William Penn was to assist Coach John Henry with all duties and responsibilities, including breaking down game film and scouting, national recruiting, academic advising, team travel, fundraising and video and social media. He served as William Penn’s varsity reserve team coach this past season.

Beardsley earned his undergraduate degree from Iowa State University in Civil Engineering and Psychology. He worked as a student assistant coach at Des Moines Area Community College with two regular season conference and regional championships and advancing to national final four and elite eight rounds. 

He moved to Midland (Texas) junior college for two more years before heading to William Penn to earn a masters degree in Business Leadership, which was completed this past May.

Beardsley has been a camp advisor at Creighton (Neb.) University, the Tough U Skill Academy in Des Moines and the Snow Valley Basketball Camp in Waverly, Iowa.