Cathy A. Beene

Inducted: 2012

Best Known For: Tennis Player, Coach & Administrator

Hometown: Harlingen, TX

HS: Harlingen High

College: Lamar University

High School Coach: UT Austin, U of H, Georgia Southern


A former No. 1 ranked high school tennis player in Texas and star athlete at Lamar University, this Harlingen native’s career includes more than 30 years as a Division I coach and director of athletics.

Cathy Beene starred at Harlingen High School where she was ranked No. 1 in the state for under-18 girl’s tennis in 1969 and twice named Outstanding Player. A member of the Lamar University Athletic Hall of Honor, Beene became the first player to win four straight collegiate state titles, including a national doubles title in 1973.

Beene has been a collegiate tennis coach at four universities and twice selected as conference Coach of the Year. She is an Associate Director of Athletics at Georgia Southern University and serving her second term as Chair of the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Tennis Committee.

Beene is well respected and one of the great achievers in Texas tennis circles.