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BOISE STATE TENURE (2010-Present)
The 2014-15 campaign marks Beck Roghaar's fifth season at the helm of the Boise State women's tennis program. During his short tenure with the team he has guided the team through the transition of moving from the Western Athletic Conference into the Mountain West Conference starting in the fall of 2011. His teams have recorded three winning seasons in his first four seasons giving him an overall record at Boise State and career mark of 51-40 in duals.
Roghaar wasted no time in putting his stamp on the program, his first team went 17-8 overall and 5-1 in the WAC on its way to the regular-season championship. The 17 wins broke the program record for most wins by a first year head coach.
Following the Broncos' outstanding regular season Roghaar was named 2011 WAC Coach of the Year. Boise State fell just short of reaching the NCAA tournament, as the Broncos dropped a 4-3 heartbreaker to Fresno State in the WAC tournament championship match.
The next two seasons saw the move into the Mountain West where the Broncos finished their inaugural campaign 2-5 in conference and 8-12 overall. Roghaar's second swing through the league saw improvement as Boise State finished 13-10 overall, six of the losses came against nationally ranked opponents, and 4-4 in league play which placed the team fifth in the nine-team standings.
Most recently his 2013-14 squad finished with a 13-10 overall mark and a 4-3 MW record. They went a solid 10-4 at home and were 7-4 against regional opponents. His program finished third nationally in attendance for overall total.
BOISE STATE ACCOMPLISHMENTS
In Roghaar's first four seasons with the Broncos his accomplishments include: three winning seasons, one regular-season conference championship, one conference tournament runner-up finish, 16 all-conference honors, 19 academic all-conference members and 11 Mountain West Scholar-Athlete awards for maintaining 3.5 GPA's or better. In addition, Roghaar was also named the 2011 WAC Coach of the Year.
Prior to taking over the Bronco women's program Roghaar had returned to Boise State in the spring of 2010 as an assistant men's coach. Despite returning at the semester, Roghaar hit the ground running. He helped men's head coach Greg Patton lead the Broncos to the NCAA Championship Tournament behind a 19-12 overall record. Boise State finished the season with nine wins over nationally ranked opponents and a 4-2 record in WAC competition.
Roghaar began his collegiate coaching career at UNLV in 2007. He made an immediate impact at UNLV, as the Rebels won their first-ever Mountain West Conference tournament championship in his first season with the team.
In between his collegiate career and his time at UNLV, Roghaar worked as the Tennis Director at the UC Santa Barbara Family Vacation Center in Santa Barbara, Calif., from 2006-2007. During that time he was also the teaching pro at the Knollwood Tennis Club in Santa Barbara.
COLLEGIATE CAREER AT BOISE STATE
As a student-athlete, Roghaar was a team captain at Boise State from 2003-05. He helped lead the Broncos to WAC Championships in 2003 and 2005, as well as Region VII team titles in 2003 and 2004. For his efforts on the court, Roghaar was voted by his teammates as Boise State Men's Tennis Most Inspirational Player of the Year twice (2004 and 2005).
Roghaar concluded his career at Boise State with a 52-35 singles record, which included going 24-10 as a senior. He also compiled an 18-6 dual match record in the spring of his senior season.
Roghaar excelled in the classroom at Boise State as well, becoming a three-time ITA Academic All-American 2003-05 and a WAC Scholar Athlete from 2001-05. He was named to the WAC All-Academic Team in 2004 and 2005. Roghaar also earned the prestigious Arthur Ashe Leadership Award and was president of Boise State's Student Athlete Advisory Council.
As a high school student-athlete, Roghaar played his way to the No. 1 ranking in the ITA's Intermountain Section for U18's in junior tennis, and was the No. 1 ranked player in Utah in both U16's and U18's. Roghaar also competed in the Junior Davis Cup.
Roghaar graduated from Boise State in December of 2005 with a bachelor's degree in marketing. He went on to earn his master's in new venture management at UNLV, graduating in December of 2009. Beck is married to Laura Mei Roghaar.