Jalal Beauchman '06 Named Head Varsity Football Coach

Posted: March 30, 2020

Bellarmine College Preparatory has named Jalal Beauchman as its new varsity football head coach. Beauchman is the successor to longtime coach Mike Janda who announced earlier this year that he was stepping down from the position after a remarkable 36-year career as Bellarmine’s varsity football head coach.

Beauchman comes with solid credentials. He has been Bellarmine’s head freshman football coach and assistant JV football coach, having also served as offensive coordinator and offensive play-caller for each. His 2019 frosh football team earned the WCAL Championship with an impressive 9-0 record.

“Jalal is an innovative coach who will continue the legendary Bellarmine football tradition,” said Mike Sullivan, director of athletics. “We are excited for the leadership, passion, and direction he will bring to our program.

“We are thrilled to have Jalal step into this role,” said Kristina Luscher, Bellarmine principal. “His experience within the program, his passion for Bellarmine football, and his commitment to continuing Bellarmine football’s long-standing focus on developing young men of character will serve our student- athletes well.”

A Bellarmine alumnus from the class of 2006, Beauchman was a three-year varsity football letterman with the Bells and was the 2005 WCAL Receiver of the Year. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from San Jose State University, where he was also a wide receiver for the Spartans, graduating in 2010 as team captain and at number three on SJSU’s all-time receptions list at the time.

“I have dedicated my entire coaching career to carrying on the Bellarmine football tradition,” said Beauchman. “Developing the complete Bellarmine student-athlete, in line with the school’s commitment to Catholic and Jesuit values, has been the honor of my life; and leading the program back to the prominence it enjoyed for so long under Coach Janda is my dream.”

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