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Jon Beck

Southeast Missouri & Northwest Arkansas

Beck played point/shooting guard from 1999-2003 at Arkansas State University. After his four years at Arkansas State, Beck ended his career ranked 3rd in school history for 3-pointers made with 139. Beck shot a career best 46 percent from the perimeter during his senior season playing as an Indian where he led the Sun Belt Conference in 3-point shooting percentage. He was also the recipient of the ASU "Indian Award" his senior year.

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After his playing eligibility ran out, Beck joined the Arkansas State coaching staff as a graduate assistant coach fulfilling duties such as film exchange, skill development, recruiting, travel coordination, camp director of individual and team camps, equipment management as well as routine daily operations.

Shortly after he graduated with his Bachelors & Master’s Degrees in Education from Arkansas State, Beck accepted a job at Dyer County High School in Newbern, Tennessee. He has worked in the public school system as a teacher and coach in Tennessee for 11 years. He has coached both boys & girls high school basketball. He has been trained at Nike Skills and Pure Sweat clinics and coaches academies and has worked Nike Elite camps and completed a summer internship in Los Angeles, CA for Drew Hanlen of Pure Sweat Basketball, where he has worked with several NBA players.

His coaching career at Dyer County, TN (2006-2017) as a Choctaw coach included achievements such as having over 450 wins, averaging nearly 30 wins per season, ten straight district championships, 5 regional championships, 4 state tournament appearances, and has helped over 30 boys and girls receive college scholarships from both Division I and Division II schools. He also coached the 11th ranked high school player in the country from (2006-2013), 5-star guard Robert Hubbs (University of Tennessee).

As a prep star playing at Scott City, MO high school, his high school team was 105-15 over his 4 year career, he played in the Missouri All Star game and was named offensive player of the game, he played in the Southeast Missouri all star game where he led all scorers with 32 points including 20 in the 4th quarter, scored 700 points and averaged 26 points per game during his senior season in high school. One of Missouri's all time leading scorers, his career point total was 1,921 points. He was nominated to the McDonald’s All American team, three-time first team all-state and three-time first team all region and all-district. He still holds numerous Missouri high school records, 7 three point shots in a quarter, 10 three point shots in a half, and another record for 16 three point shots in a game which was the 6th best single 3-point performance ever for a high school player. Beck ended his career with 256 three point shots. He was featured on ESPN’s Scholastic Sports America show after scoring 59 points in a game his junior year. He shot 85 % from the free throw line and 50 % from the three point line in both his junior and senior years. He helped lead his team to at least 25 wins in each of his four years and his team always finished among the top 10 in Missouri high schools in the state polls. He is Scott City high school’s all-time leading scorer.

He now offers skills academies and team clinics, as well as individual and team training to players as a Skills Coach for Pure Sweat Basketball. Throughout his career, his focus has been on player development and skills coaching. His passion is to help players reach their full potential on and off the court. He is continually working to improve his craft as a coach, while developing great relationships with coaches and players.