Multiple sources have confirmed to Outside the Huddle that – pending approval at Tuesday night’s school board meeting – Marty Beasley will be the next head boys’ basketball coach of the DeKalb Barons.
Beasley ended the 2020-21 season with an 18-7 mark at Carroll including a Sectional title. The Chargers finished second in the SAC with an 8-1 mark.
With 316 career victories, Beasley ranks fourth in the area in the category – trailing only Chris Johnson of Homestead, Chris Benedict of Whitko and Craig Teagle of Huntington North. Beasley will be heading into his 23rd season as a head coach in 2021-22. He started his career at Garrett where he coached six seasons (with a Regional title) before leaving the Railroaders for Carroll.
For the last 16 years, Beasley has led the Carroll boys’ basketball program, capturing five sectional championships and a regional crown in 2010. Carroll won the SAC Holiday Tournament in 2019. While with the Chargers, Beasley accumulated an overall record of 247-132, with eight-consecutive seasons of 13 or more victories.
Of Carroll’s nine sectional crowns, over half were won with Beasley as coach.
While Beasley has built the Charger basketball program into an area power, DeKalb has struggled to find consistency since a stretch in the mid-2000s that include three sectional titles in four years from 2002-05, a pair of regional titles in 2002 and 2003 and a berth in the Class 4A state championship game in 2003.
But the Barons have not won a postseason title of any kind since 2005. Their last conference championship came in 2008 when it shared the Northeast Hoosier Conference crown with Carroll and Homestead. The program hadn’t beat Beasley since February 2, 2013 and have since lost nine straight games to Carroll.
Former head coach Rod Cone left the program after a 9-12 mark in 2020-21, his fifth with the program. The Baron program has had five different head coaches in the past 28 seasons.
According to their website, the DeKalb Central School Board meeting will take place tonight at 6 p.m. at DeKalb High School. The online agenda does list “DHS Head Basketball Coach and Dean of Students” under the Report of the Superintendent as item H-1.