Coach Jason Beschta came to Oklahoma Wesleyan University in 2011 to serve as the Eagles new Head Men’s Basketball Coach. Jason and his wife Becca have a son, Gage, who is about to turn one.
Prior to joining OKWU, Beschta served for three years as an assistant coach at NAIA Division II Cedarville University (2008-2011). While at Cedarville, the Jackets made three NAIA National Tournament appearances, won a conference championship and a conference tournament championship, Beschta also had the privilege to coach 4 All-Americans and 6 All-Conference players.
Beschta came to Cedarville after spending 4 years as an assistant coach at NCAA Division II Minnesota State University Moorhead (2004-2008). He also helped out for 2 years at NCAA Division I Baylor University where he served as a Volunteer Assistant Coach/Graduate Assistant Coach (2002-2004). While at Baylor, he earned his Master’s Degree in Sports Pedagogy. Beschta also spent one year as an Assistant Coach at his alma mater, Bryan College (2001-2002).
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Beschta graduated from Worthington Christian High School and then attended Bryan College in Dayton, TN. At Bryan, Jason earned a degree in Exercise Science and racked up several accolades on the basketball court. During his career at Bryan College, he finished as the 2nd All-Time leader in career points scored (2,138) and the 2nd All-Time leader in career 3-pointers made (432).
He also served as a 2-year team captain as he earned honors as a 3-time First Team All-Conference member, 2-time NCCAA 2nd Team All-American, 2-time NAIA Honorable Mention All-American, and 2-time NAIA Academic All-American. Beschta also helped lead the Lions to their first conference title and NAIA Tournament Appearance (1999-2000).