"I've been preparing for this for a while ... and I'm glad I got the opportunity to be able to follow Gary," he said.
Throughout last season, it was understood that Beauman would be Danville's next coach, even though he wasn't hired until May.
"I was nervous, but nobody else was," he said. "I'm a worrier."
Both Beauman and Reynolds said they see great potential in the Danville program as well.
"He will take the program to a new level," Reynolds said. "He's just got so many different talents."
In addition to coaching skills, Beauman brings things to the program that Reynolds said he couldn't do, such as designing a schedule poster for the coming season or compiling records and historical data for the program, which is entering its 27th season.
Emphasis on training
As for the coaching, Beauman said he will place an emphasis on training - both physical and technical. "We will do something every day just to raise the style of play," he said.
He said he knows all of his players won't have the opportunity or make the choice to play in college, "but my job is to get them to the point where they can. We want to get as close to perfection as you can get with a high school kid."
He said his style of play will be similar to that used by Reynolds. He said he will put more of a premium on defense than Danville might have in the past, although the Admirals averaged 4.5 goals and allowed only 1.1 goals per game last season.
Beauman played for Paris, then for Union University in Jackson, Tenn. He majored in broadcasting at Eastern Kentucky, graduated in 2001, then decided to switch to teaching and coaching and completed his teaching degree requirements this year. He will teach physical education at Danville's Hogsett and Toliver elementary schools.
He coached the girls team at Model for three years and coached a Winchester-based club team before coming to Danville in 2004.
This is his wife's hometown - the former Sarah Lovell is a 1998 Danville graduate - and a city that he said he quickly realized he would like to call home.
"Once we got here and realized this was someplace we'd like to stay, being the head coach definitely became a goal of mine," Beauman said. "I wanted to be (the head coach) as soon as I spent my first season here at Danville."
Of course, the job was taken at the time by Reynolds, who coached the program from its inception and for 22 of its first 26 seasons.
Reynolds turned a good deal of coaching responsibility over to Beauman last season, when the Admirals went 22-4 and reached the state tournament quarterfinals for the first time.
"Brent did a lot of the coaching, if not most of the coaching last year," Reynolds said. "My idea was making sure that by the time he did take over, he already knew what was going on."
Beauman said he owes a debt to Reynolds not only for that but for building a program that has become one of the better small-school programs in Kentucky.
"Gary's done all the ground work and fought the battles for me, and everybody should be appreciative of that," Beauman said.
Beauman said Danville is different from other coaching jobs he has held because of "the prestige that comes with the Danville name," and he said that status is not only the result of the school's success in soccer but also in football and other sports.
Beauman's assistants are returnee Greg Schulz, whose son is on the team, and newcomer J.D. Smith, who coached the Lincoln County boys for the last two years.
"J.D. and I have been friends for a while ... and I'm hoping to hold on to (Schulz) as long as I can," he said.
Now Beauman is looking forward to his first game, which is just one month and one day away.
"The pressure's starting to build, because we've got a great team coming back, and coupled with that we've got great senior leadership," he said.New Danville soccer coach Brent Beauman is interviewed while his team particpates in soccer camp (Videographers Natalie Wilson and Siraaj Sabree).