After joining Dino Babers staff last month, Chris Beatty is coming to College Park.
Beatty will join D.J. Durkin‘s staff as the wide receivers coach. Beatty was set to serve as the outside wide receivers coach with the Orange before electing to join the Terrapins’ staff.
According to Thayer Evans of Sports Illustrated, Beatty decided to come to Maryland to be closer to his wife and son. Beatty will replace former NFL star Keenan McCardell, who was brought in by former coach Randy Edsall.
Beatty spent the 2015 season as the running backs coach and associate head coach at Virginia. He served under former Cavaliers head coach Mike London, who was brought in by Durkin to be Maryland’s new defensive line coach last month.
Under Beatty, Virginia finished ranked 104th in the FBS (I-A) in rushing with 144.8 yards-per-game and 4.1 yards-per-carry. The Cavaliers finished 12th in the ACC in rushing offense as they only finished above Wake Forest (119.1 per game) and Miami (FL) (105.2 per game).
Beatty was a reputation as a talented recruiter in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. He’s built relationships in the area after his past season with the Cavaliers.
Beatty has spent time as a wide receivers coach at West Virginia (2008-2010), Vanderbilt (2011), and Wisconsin (2013-14). During his time in the collegiate ranks, he’s coached the likes of Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey, and Jordan Matthews.
He also served as the head coach at Landstown High School in Virginia Beach where he coached Percy Harvin. During Beatty’s time at the Virginia-based school, he led the team to three consecutive state championship games and a 40-2 overall record.
Beatty has a track record of producing offensive playmakers, so this appears to be another solid hire by Durkin.