Desert Vista Girls Staff

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Megan Ping

Coach Ping

Coach Ping has been the Head Coach of the Desert Vista Girls Cross Country Team since 2020. She and her family (Ryan, Grace, Lauren & Jamison) moved to Ahwatukee in 2019 from Minnesota. Her daughters Grace Ping (Class of 2020) & Lauren Ping have had a lot of success in both cross country & track. Grace will begin her freshman year at Oklahoma State University in the Fall of 2021, where she will be running cross country & track. 

Coach Ping was a collegiate runner for the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and continues to run competitively. She coaches the DVCC Girls with her husband Ryan and they are looking forward to the continued success of the program. The Desert Vista Girls were the 2020 AZ State Champions and the 2020 Nike Cross Country National Champs (virtual).

Contact Coach Ping at 507-313-4414 or


Assistant Coach: Dan Beeks

Coach Beeks

Coach Beeks has been a volunteer assistant coach with DVCC since 2014.  Before that, he was Vice President, and then President, of the Desert Vista Boys Cross Country Boosters Association. He is the father of former DVCC Boys Runner Matt Beeks (Class of 2015) and former DVCC Girls Runner Izzie Beeks (Class of 2017). Coach Beeks loves working with student athletes and the rest of the coaching staff.


Assistant Coach: Bob Davis

Coach Davis

Coach Bob Davis has been a volunteer assistant coach for the DV distance girls since 2013. He is the father of two former DVCC State Championship Team Varsity runners: DVCC Boys Runner Ben Davis (Class of 2015), a Varsity runner on the 2014 Boys State Championship team now attending Loyola Marymount University in LA; and former DVCC Girls Runner Mandy Davis (Class of 2017), a Varsity runner on the 2016 Girls State Champtionship team, now attending Northwestern University in Chicago. Holding it all together is his supportive wife and mother (Judy).


Athletic Department

Athletic Director: Tommy Eubanks


Athletic Secretary: Dava Harbertson