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Beaton To Coach Women’s Soccer

Jamestown CC Replaces Harrington, Who Resigned

JAMESTOWN — Tyler Beaton has been appointed as the interim head coach of the Jamestown Community College women’s soccer team.

“This is a huge honor,” Beaton said. “This was not something I was not expecting to happen but it was a natural fit and good timing for JCC and myself.”

“Tyler spent last season as an assistant with the men’s soccer program,” Jamestown CC athletic director George Sisson said. “He is familiar with JCC athletics and is a great asset to the department. He will bring a lot of energy to the team and is excited for the opportunity. Tyler is looking forward to developing the program.”

Beaton, a native of Bemus Point, comes over to the women’s soccer team after serving as a member on the men’s coaching staff for the past three seasons. During his first two years with the men’s soccer team, Beaton worked strictly with the goalkeepers. Last season, Beaton grew more into his role and helped game plan for opponents.

Beaton helped coach the Jayhawks to a 12-6-3 record, the best since the 2013 season when the team had 10 wins. Beaton also was an integral part of sculpting Jacob Moore into a second team All-WNYAC goalkeeper.

Prior to his time with the JCC men’s soccer program, Beaton was a member of the Baldwin Wallace University men’s soccer team where he played goalkeeper for the Yellow Jackets. While at Baldwin Wallace, Beaton was also a member of the men’s tennis team where he helped the team earn regular and tournament titles in the Ohio Athletic Conference as well as leading them to a berth into the 2013 NCAA Division III National Tournament.

Beaton graduated from Baldwin Wallace University in the spring of 2013 with a degree in health promotions and physical education.

While in high school, Beaton was a four-year member of the varsity boys soccer team at Maple Grove Junior-Senior High School. During the 2007-08 season, Beaton was named a league all-star while also being named to The Post-Journal All-Star team.

With the fall season cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Beaton knows that there are challenges ahead during the upcoming season.

“This is an interesting time that we are experiencing and we need to make sure that we are keeping everyone focused,” Beaton said. “We need to get the returners to get a grasp for the system that will be installed so we have the veteran leadership on the field in practice as well as games.”

Beaton is looking to make JCC soccer a place that student-athletes want to come and thrive on and off the field.

“We want JCC to be the No. 1 choice for recruits,” Beaton added. “We need to build a program that will give our student-athletes a chance to develop and grow as players.”

Tom Harrington, the previous coach resigned Tuesday after his family had another job opportunity presented to them, moving them out of the area and making it difficult to continue to coach the team.

“We want to thank Coach Harrington for taking on the challenge of resurrecting our women’s soccer program,” Sisson said at the time. “Without his commitment, it could not have gotten done.”

Harrington was hired as the head coach in the spring of 2019 to head the comeback of the Jamestown Community College women’s soccer team, which had a brief hiatus during the 2018-19 academic school year.

Harrington coached two All-WNYAC Team selections in Sutton Dalrymple and Hannah Sholl.

Not only did Harrington expect the best from his players on the field of competition, but he also expected the same in the classroom. Seven of his players were named WNYAC Academic All-Conference while four players earned Region III Academic All-Region honors.

“The JCC Athletic Department wishes Tom and his family the best of luck in their move and new opportunities,” Sisson said.

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