David Beckman

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David Beckman (born June 8, 1938) is a former Canadian Football League head coach.[1]

Beckman began coaching as an assistant at his alma mater, Baldwin–Wallace College. From there he coached at University of Evansville and spent the years of 1973 through 1978 at the University of Iowa.

The next six years Beckman spent in the front office of the Cleveland Browns. He moved to the San Diego Chargers in 1985 where he spent two season in the personnel office.

During his first season as Director of Player Personnel of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Beckman was promoted to head coach with six games remaining in the season. He finished with a 2–4 record. He began the 1991 season as head coach, but was replaced after going winless in the team's first eight games. He was replaced by John Gregory, who had been fired by the Saskatchewan Roughriders earlier that season.


  1. ^ Rick Matsumoto (25 September 1990). "Ticats 'pull the trigger' and fire coach Bruno". Toronto Star. p. B4. Retrieved 14 February 2011. David Beckman has become the interim coach. ...