Beals hit the milestone 11 years after his mentor Tom Randall, who coached him at Kenton Ridge and has had a huge influence on his life and career.
Randall had similar comments after his 500th win in 2007, his final year as a coach.
”It means a lot,” Randall said. “Once again, I'll say it: It was a milestone. But I've got to give credit to my kids. I've been very lucky with my assistant coaches over the years. Everybody contributes. You go to coach (Woody) Hayes or coach (Vince) Lombardi's statement, 'You win with people.'"