David Beaty Hired As Wide Receivers Coach

Jan. 25, 2008

<?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>LAWRENCE, Kan. – David Beaty has been named the wide receivers coach at the University of Kansas it was announced by Jayhawk football head coach Mark Mangino Friday.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

Beaty (pronounced Bay-tee) spent the last two seasons as the wide receivers coach at Rice, where the Owls made a transition from a running game to a passing game. In 2006 he served as the program’s passing game coordinator as the team made its first bowl game appearance in 45 years playing in the New Orleans Bowl. Last season, Rice was ranked 15th in the country in passing offense averaging 293.08 yards through the air.

One of Beaty’s players, Jarett Dillard, ranked in the top 25 nationally in both receptions per game (tied for 22nd at 6.58) and receiving yards per game (21st at 88.08) in 2007. Dillard, an All-American and Biletnikoff finalist, led the nation in touchdown receptions (21) in 2006.

“We are extremely excited to add David to our coaching staff,” Mangino said. “David is an excellent technician and is always focused on making his players better.”

In Beaty’s first season at Rice in 2006, five different Owls caught at least 20 passes and last year five players recorded at least 30 receptions.

Prior to joining the Owls’ staff, Beaty was a successful head coach at MacArthur (Irving, Texas) High School from 2002-05, where his teams posted a 33-11 record and won two district titles. He earned several coach of the year honors while at MacArthur.

Beaty began his coaching career as an assistant coach at NaamanForestHigh School in Garland, Texas from 1994-96. He was also an assistant at GarlandHigh School from 1997-2000. Garland claimed the Class 5A Division II state title in 1999.

Beaty then assumed his first head coaching job at NorthDallasHigh School in 2001. He coached there for one season, posting a 6-4 record, before taking over at MacArthur.

Beaty is a 1994 graduate of Lindenwood (St. Charles, Mo.) College, where he played football and served as a team captain from 1992-93. Beaty was a four-year starter at wide receiver and led the team in receptions for three straight seasons. He played both football and soccer at Garland (Texas) High School where he graduated in 1989.

Beaty and his wife Raynee have two daughters, Averie and Alexa.

Beaty replaces Tim Beck, who left KU for an assistant position at Nebraska earlier this month.