In Bateman’s first ten seasons, Bethany won all ten men’s and five of nine women’s conference titles with nine straight NAIA National Tournament appearances for the men and two National tournament appearances for the women.
Under Bateman’s leadership the men have not lost a conference match in ten years going 80-0 against KCAC foes during that time. Bateman’s men were ranked as high as #5 nationally this past year, and the women have ranked as high as #23 nationally in his tenure. In 2007, the Bethany women led the entire country in GPA with a 3.7 overall, and in 2008 had three of the top seven GPA’s in the country.
Bateman was previously the head coach at Pratt Community College and led the men’s team to a high national ranking of #16 and the women to a high national ranking of #19. Bateman consistently had players ranked in the top 30 nationally at Pratt Community College.
As a player in Canada, Bateman was nationally ranked in singles and doubles. He led his team in wins both years at Southern Nazarene University. He went on to attend Barton County College, then moved on to graduate from SNU in Oklahoma City with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance.