Saturday, August 20, 2011

Richard Wayne Beachy Ohio

How has Rick Beachy gone from Struthers High School, where he only played tennis, to being a baseball coach in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia? Beachy was a 1983 graduate of Struthers High School where he played tennis. He made the state tournament quarterfinals as a senior, then played at Youngstown State University from 1984-88 on a tennis scholarship. "I have great memories of going to YSU and playing sports," said Beachy, 45. He ended up working in Houston for the Saudi Arabia Oil Company, which produces 25 percent of the world's oil. He was transferred to Saudi Arabia in 2002 and began coaching Little League in 2008. "I just started coaching by accident," he said. "I'm just a dad that's trying to learn the game. "Beachy is an assistant coach and scout for the Saudi Arabian team. Click here for a great article By Tim Cleveland, Tribune Chronicle August 20, 2011.