Frank Beede

Former Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman and Cal State East Bay alumnus Frank Beede (Image:

'NFL Teacher of the Year' Frank Beede earned teaching credential at CSUEB

  • August 6, 2010 5:53am

Former Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman and Cal State East Bay alumnus Frank Beede has been named the 2010 NFL Teacher of the Year. The award recognizes a former NFL player who is now working professionally as a teacher.

Beede, who earned his teaching credential at Cal State East Bay, is now a history teacher at Freedom High School in Oakley, CA.

Freedom High School Principal Erik Faulkner nominated Beede and wrote in his nomination essay, "Frank is a very modest individual. … I have heard him talk about the fact that he never considered himself a gifted athlete, but that it was his work ethic and attitude that carried him to that level. He relates this learning experience to his students to let them know 'it is not about the skill, but it's about the will."

Way to go, Frank!


California State University, East Bay is the San Francisco East Bay Area's high-access public university of choice. CSUEB serves the region with campuses in Hayward and Concord, a professional development center in Oakland, and an innovative online campus. With an enrollment of more than 14,000, the University offers a nationally recognized freshman year experience, award-winning curriculum, personalized instruction, and expert faculty. Students choose from among more than 100 professionally focused fields of study for which the University confers bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as an Ed.D. in education. Named a "Best in the West" college, as well as a Best Business School, by the influential Princeton Review, Cal State East Bay is among the region's foremost producers of teachers, business professionals and entrepreneurs, public administrators, health professionals, literary and performing artists, and science and math graduates.

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