January 19, 1965 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
Western Carolina (SC/RC)
Bowling Green (DC)
Ohio State (CB)
Oklahoma State (DC)
|Head coaching record|
College Football Data Warehouse
He was hired on December 9, 2011, by Director of Athletics Mike Thomas, after coaching at the University of Toledo for three years. Beckman's teams at Toledo saw consistent improvement. The 2008 team he inherited went 3–9. In 2009, his first year as a head coach, his team improved to finish 5–7. In the following year, his team finished 8–5, 7–1 in the MAC, earning a berth to the 2010 Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl, which they lost 34–32 to the FIU Golden Panthers. In his final year at Toledo, Coach Beckman finished 9–4, 7–1 in the MAC to be West Division co-champions with Northern Illinois. This team earned a berth to the 2011 Military Bowl. However, Beckman left after the regular season to become the head coach of the Fighting Illini.
Prior to his stint with the Toledo Rockets, Beckman was the defensive coordinator at Oklahoma State University. After two seasons there, in which the Cowboys posted a record of 16–10, Beckman left. On December 4, 2008, Beckman was hired to replace Tom Amstutz, who resigned during the 2008 season. Before joining the Oklahoma State Cowboys, Beckman coached at Ohio State under Jim Tressel and at Bowling Green, where he was a three-time nominee for the Frank Broyles Award.
Beckman attended high school at Forest Park High School in Beaumont, Texas, for two years before completing his secondary education at Berea High School in Berea, Ohio. He attended the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio, where he lettered on the football team for two years; in both years the Oilers qualified for the NAIA Football National Championship playoffs. He graduated from Findlay in 1985 with a degree in physical education. He went on to serve as a graduate assistant coach for the Auburn Tigers football team while he earned a master's degree in education from Auburn University.
Head coaching record
|Toledo Rockets (Mid-American Conference) (2009–2011)|
|2010||Toledo||8–5||7–1||2nd (West)||L Little Caesars Pizza|
|2011||Toledo||8–4[n 1]||7–1||T–1st (West)||Military[n 1]|
|Illinois Fighting Illini (Big Ten Conference) (2012–present)|
|2014||Illinois||6–6||3–5||5th (West)||Heart of Dallas|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.
- Beckman was caught by ESPN cameras using smokeless tobacco on the sidelines during the Illini's loss to Wisconsin on October 6, 2012. 
- Media was also calling for A.D. Mike Thomas (athletic director) to hold Coach Beckman to a higher standard.
- "Illinois name Toledo's Tim Beckman as new coach". Chicago Sun-Times. December 9, 2011.
- "Tim Beckman Profile". Retrieved 18 April 2012.
- "Toledo hires Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Beckman as coach". Associated Press. December 4, 2008.