Chris Beard officially named coach at Ole Miss
Chris Beard is officially in the fold at Ole Miss.
A little more than 2 months after he was fired at Texas, Beard was named the coach, Ole Miss announced. Texas made the move after Beard faced a felony domestic family violence charge stemming from a Dec. 12 incident involving his fiancée. The case was later dropped by a local district attorney. At the time, he had 5 years left on a 7-year guaranteed contract that included a provision he could be fired for cause if he was charged with a felony or committed other behavior unbecoming of his position or that reflected poorly on the university.
Ole Miss touted Beard as a four-time conference coach of the year and 2019 national coach of the year.
Beard has led 3 different programs to the NCAA Tournament since 2016, including an appearance in the 2019 National Championship game and Elite Eight run the year before at Texas Tech.
As a head coach, he owns a 237-98 record for one of the top winning percentages among active coaches in the nation at 70.7%. Beard also owns a career mark of 11-5 at the NCAA Tournament, highlighted by a perfect 5-0 record in the opening round.
Connor O’Gara wrote about the expected hire last week, and noted that desperate times call for desperate measures.
Chris Beard Named Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Ole Miss#HottyToddy | https://t.co/qvOODULsdN pic.twitter.com/MxMF17PIcS
— Ole Miss Men’s Basketball (@OleMissMBB) March 13, 2023
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HOTTY TODDY BABY
Oh please, you wish he came to your Sun Belt school.
In case you haven’t noticed, everyone else in your division seems to be doing just fine…
That’s what all 13 other SEC coaches are doing right now. They know how good of a coach Beard is and they know that as long as he is here, Ole Miss will not be an easy win.
Never mind his lack of moral boundaries. That seems to be a theme among a certain lowinfo herd of jock types.
says a fan of a school that has Chris Jans for their head coach. Lol, you can’t make this stuff up.
Well everyone, start wearing your wife-beaters to the Ole Miss games… Ole Miss doesn’t seem to mind!
*fiancée. Show a little respect
This is a bad look for Ole Miss.
Not as bad of a look as a poster like you, for Virginia Tech. You’re so jealous you can stop posting about Ole miss, a s s clown!
As if his comment has anything to do with school associations. Any school that hires a domestically violent coach isn’t a school that reflects a moral model for players. But win at all costs is a theme among some lowinfo, amoral boosters who stain their schools name.
false accusations may make fun headlines but the the FACTS lead to lack of evidence to prove domestic violence.
@TxReb That’s not even remotely true. In fact, I probably post less about Ole miss overall than any other SEC school except Vandy. If you ever bothered to read the few posts I make bout Ole Miss, I’m very complimentary of Lane Kiffin. Do you worship a college program so much, that you willingly lie?
Again you obsession with Ole Miss is funny. I am glad that you support Lane, but “a bad look” was such a stup id comment. Half the UT folks I talk to now admit firing him was a necessity but very poorly done. In fact this is turning out to be a GREAT look for Ole Miss, just like Kiffin.
all that jealousy can’t wait for all the posts!!
just like Kiffin, several schools will be chasing Beard in less than two years!
and just a reminder of the facts -no charges, no accusations!
Bury your head and pretend nothing happened.
Ole Miss had NOTHING to do with the January events in question. Whatever your belief, the matter was investigated, scrutinized and adjudicated by the legal system. Their findings and subsequent charges were dismissed. However, facts seldom matter in the court of public opinion where agendas reign.
Mistakes happen, and not everything you read or hear is the absolute truth. Give the man, and especially her, a little grace. His future actions will prove or disprove the validity of any allegations. Until then, we’ll have to endure the clamoring of the self-righteous.
There was no adjudication. The local DA chose not to press charges according to the article. Texas seems to know enough to remove him. That ought to throw up red flags to you.
no adjudication, because there was no crime committed. Texas didn’t gather facts before making their decisions.
: to make an official decision about who is right in (a dispute)
Learn your words before casting opinions. It’s not just a judgement by a court.
Good hire, Ole Miss. Can’t wait to see what he can do in Oxford.
This was a great hire by Ole Miss.
The guy can definitely coach. Hopefully he gets his anger issues under control. For a program like Ole Miss, he is worth the risk.
better risk than Wade I guess…
He’s a better coach than Wade.
Alabama thrilled with this hire…
now that’s funny!
Good Hire, Way to Go Ole Miss! Don’t let the court of public opinion overrule the Real Court.. Jan’s has the Bulldogs Ready, Swept the Rebels I believe, now we have to take on a tough Pitt Team!! Go Dogs!!