Beaney is in his 21st year as head coach of the Panther men’s golf team. His strong coaching abilities have developed the Middlebury golf team into one of the top teams in the region.
He currently has the team in the midst of its most successful stretch in school history. Over the past eight seasons, the Panthers have won the NESCAC Championship on five different occasions (2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014), advancing to the NCAA Tournament in each of those five seasons.
Last season may have been the best season in school history. The Panthers won their first two matches of the fall, capturing the Bowdoin Invitational as well as its own 22-team Duke Nelson Tournament. Two weeks later, Middlebury dominated the NESCAC Qualifier at Bowdoin, winning the event by 17 strokes. After winning the ECAC Championship in October, Middlebury returned to action in the spring with second-place efforts at NYU and Williams.
On April 26th, 2014, Middlebury won its third NESCAC Championship in the last four years, holding off a day-two charge by Williams to take the title with a 625. The victory earned the team an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship event.
Beaney also uses the resources of Jim Dayton, the golf pro at Ralph Myhre. Dayton began to assist the program in the spring of 1998. A Middlebury native, Dayton is a member of the PGA. He has held Head Professional positions in Idaho, Utah and California before returning to Middlebury and has been influential in helping the team return to top form.