Brennan Bechard was named director of basketball operations in June 2013. Bechard joined the Kansas basketball staff as a graduate student manager in August 2009 and was named assistant director of basketball operations in summer 2011.
In his role, Bechard works with the day-to-day operations with the KU program in the office, travel and scouting.
As a staff member, Bechard has been the part of five Big 12 regular-season championships, three Big 12 Tournament titles, three NCAA Tournament Sweet 16s and one Final Four.
An invited walk-on who lettered three seasons at Kansas from 2007-09, Bechard saw action in 35 games and started his final home game in Allen Fieldhouse against Texas. The guard appeared in five postseason contests for the Jayhawks.
In his three seasons at KU, Bechard earned three championship rings. He was a member of the 2008 NCAA National Championship team, three Big 12 regular-season title squads and two Big 12 Championship title teams. Additionally, Kansas advanced to two NCAA Elite Eights (2007, 2008), three Sweet 16s and one Final Four with Bechard wearing the Crimson and Blue.
Bechard came to Kansas from Barton County Community College where he played for the 2005-06 season.
A native of Lawrence, Kansas, Bechard graduated from KU in spring 2009 with a degree in sport management. He was named to the Athletics Director’s and Big 12 Commissioner’s honor rolls his sophomore year.
Bechard’s father, Ray, is the head volleyball coach at Kansas and his sister, Ashley, was a four-year volleyball letterwinner at KU from 2001-04. Bechard is married to the former Danielle Hayes.