Former Wildcat great Jonathan Beasley returned to his alma mater in 2009 and will serve in his third season as the offensive graduate assistant coach for Bill Snyder.
Prior to returning to Kansas State, Beasley served as the wide receivers coach at Montana State in 2007 and 2008. The Bobcats went 7-5 in 2008 and 6-5 in Beasley's first season on staff. As part of the Bobcat coaching staff, Beasley also assisted with the weekly implementation of the offensive game plan and served as the MSU Community Service Coordinator.
Before arriving at Montana State, Beasley served as a graduate assistant at Emporia State as well as quarterbacks and running backs coach at Wichita North High (2006) and JV and freshman quarterbacks coach at Cactus High in Glendale, Ariz. (2003). Beasley played professionally for the Wichita Aviators in the APFL (2005), the Wichita Stealth in Arena II (2004), the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars (2003), the NFL Detroit Lions (2003), and NFL Green Bay Packers (2001). He also played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (2001-02).
A native of Glendale, Ariz., Beasley was a Third Team All-Big 12 selection at quarterback for K-State in 2000, and earned MVP honors in the 2001 Cotton Bowl and 1999 Holiday Bowl. He also earned MVP and team captain honors for the 2001 Hula Bowl, and was team captain for the 2001 East-West Shrine Game.
Beasley was a two-year starter at Kansas State, compiling a 132.7 pass efficiency rating in 2000, the top mark in school history to that point. He threw for over 30 touchdowns in his career and finished with 4,642 career passing yards. He holds the school record for most yards per completion for a game (23.9), season (20.1) and career (17.9) while also compiling a 21-4 record in two seasons as the Wildcat starting quarterback. He led K-State to a Big 12 Championship Game appearance against Oklahoma as a senior, and led the Wildcats to a win over Nebraska that same season by throwing a game-winning 12-yard scoring strike in the game's final three minutes.