St. Francis Brooklyn did not have to look far to find its next head coach.
The Terriers announced Tuesday that they have promoted Justin Beaumont to be the second head coach in the men’s volleyball team’s program history.
Beaumont has spent more than 10 years coaching college mens and women’s volleyball, including most recently serving as a volunteer assistant coach with the St. Francis Brooklyn women’s volleyball team. He also was the associate head coach with his alma mater NJCU in 2018-19.
“I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to return to a head coaching position in Division I athletics and thrilled the opportunity is at St. Francis Brooklyn,” Beaumont said in a statement. “I have a great amount to offer the Terriers’ men’s volleyball program and I look forward to the opportunity to continue building on the foundation that has been set while preparing the current team for competition in the Northeast Conference.”
Along with his coaching experience, Beaumont is the owner and general manager of the Team Freedom Volleyball Club that went undefeated in the National Volleyball Association during the 2022 season.
Beaumont replaces Niko Lambert, who had served as the head coach since the program started playing in 2020.
St. Francis Brooklyn was an independent for its first two seasons and then joined the EIVA in 2022 prior to the school’s conference the NEC opting to add men’s volleyball in 2023. The Terriers in their only EIVA season did not qualify for the conference tournament, but the team had a regular season upset victory against George Mason.
Beaumont will also serve as an assistant coach with the St. Francis Brooklyn women’s volleyball.