Associate head coach Laura Beeman enters her second season at USC after spending 15 seasons as the head coach at Mt. San Antonio College. Beeman and USC head coach Michael Cooper already have experience coaching side-by-side with the Los Angeles Sparks, as Beeman was an assistant under Cooper in 2008 with the Sparks while also continuing her position as head coach at Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC).
While at Mt. SAC, Beeman was named conference Coach of the Year four times and was the district and regional coach of the year in 2001. Also 10-time conference champions, Beeman and the Mounties won three straight California Community College State Championships from 2006-2008, for a total of four state titles during her career at Mt. SAC.
In 2009, Mt. SAC reached the state championship tournament 10 times during Beeman's career. Her 2007 and 2008 teams set program records for the most wins and fewest losses in a single season, as Mt. SAC went 37-1 both years. While coaching at Mt. SAC, Beeman also served as a member of the Southern California Community College Basketball Seeding Committee, as well as All State Chair Person and a member of the California Community College State Basketball Executive Board for eight years. Over 100 of her Mt. SAC student-athletes went on to continue their athletic and academic careers at four-year universities. Also during her career at Mt. SAC, the program produced over 80 South Coast Conference selections, 24 All-State selections and 10 All-Southern California Region selections. She completed her 15-year career at Mt. SAC with a 390-110 overall coaching record.
As a player, Beeman was an All-American as Cal State San Bernardino. She set the career, season and game assist records while playing for the Coyotes. She graduated in 1992 with a degree in business administration. She went on to earn a master's degree in education with an emphasis on counseling from the University of Redlands, and also earned a master's in education with an emphasis in physical education from Azusa Pacific University.