Chris Beard addresses alleged domestic assault incident that led to arrest while at Texas
Chris Beard made sure to discuss the alleged domestic assault incident that occurred while he was at Texas at Tuesday’s press conference. Beard is set to become the next head coach of Ole Miss men’s basketball.
The original incident happened on Dec. 12 when Beard and his fiancée Randi Trew reportedly got into a confrontation. Beard was later fired by the Longhorns on Jan. 5.
Beard was officially hired at Ole Miss on Monday. On Tuesday, he insisted reports about the incident were “proven to be not accurate.”
“What was reported December 12th has been proven to be not accurate,” said Beard. “I appreciate Randi (Trew) for setting the truth.”
Beard also stated that he did not lose confidence that he would be coaching basketball again after what happened in the last 90 days.
Chris Beard says he never lost optimism on opportunity at coaching basketball again in the last 90 days
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Beard came to Texas from Texas Tech. Beard led the Red Raiders to a National Championship appearance in 2019. Texas Tech would go on to eventually lose to Virginia in overtime 85-77. Beard left Texas Tech for Texas in April of 2021.
Kermit Davis was fired by the Rebels on Feb. 24 shortly after losing to Auburn a few days prior. After Davis’ firing Ole Miss finished the season with a loss to Tennessee in the SEC Tournament. The Rebels ended the year at 12-21.
Beard’s overall record as head coach is 237-98. Can he right the ship in Oxford?