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Who is Chris Beard?
Chris Beard, Christopher Michael Beard is a famous American basketball coach who is the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Texas at Austin. Beard previously coached at Texas Tech, Little Rock, McMurry, and Angelo State. He was a manager at Texas under former Longhorns coach Tom Penders and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology in 1995. Beard then earned a Master of Education from Abilene Christian University, where he served as a graduate assistant in 1998.
Under his watch, the Texas Tech Red Raiders made the deepest NCAA Tournament runs in school history. The Red Raiders then won a school-record 31 games on the way to the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Game over the Virginia Cavaliers. Beard was recognized as the 2019 AP National Coach of the Year.
Chris Beard Career
He served as a student manager and student assistant at the University of Texas for Tom Penders and a graduate assistant at Incarnate Word and Abilene Christian. After this, he was an assistant coach at North Texas from 1997-1999. Since then he was hired as head coach at Fort Scott Community College where he coached the team to a 19-12 record and its first winning season in 8 years. Beard was then hired as the head coach at Seminole State College in 2000. For the one year, he was there, he went 25-6 and completed ranked 14th in the country.
After that season, he was hired as an assistant and later associate head coach at Texas Tech to serve under the legendary Bob Knight. During his tenure at Texas Tech, the Red Raiders made 4 NCAA tournament appearances together with a trip to the NIT Final Four. Beard spent 10 years coaching at Texas Tech under KNight and his son Pat Knight, often citing the influence of the two men as his keys to success. He then spent one year as head coach for the South Carolina Warriors of the American Basketball Association, where he led the team to a 29-2 record.
Beard was later hired as head coach at Lamar State College-Port Arthur on March 8, 2012. However, he resigned after six days for the same position at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas, where he spent one season. He was then hired as the 6th head coach at Angelo State in March 2013. In the two years with the team, he went 47-15.
Chris was named the head coach of Arkansas-Little Rock on April 8, 2015. In his first and only season at UALR, the Trojans went 30-5 and earned the regular season and Sun Belt tournament titles to gain an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Little Rock was then awarded a 12 seed and knocked off 5th-seed Purdue 85-83 in double overtime to make it to the Second Round, where they lost to Iowa State. Beard was then named Sun Belt Coach of the Year for his efforts.
How old is Chris Beard?
Christopher Michael Beard was born on February 18, 1973, in Marietta, Georgia, U.S., and is aged 49 years as of 2022. He shares his birthday with famous people including J-Hope, Dr. Dre, John Travolta, Gary Neville, Vanna White, Matt Dillon, Toni Morrison, Pat Bowlen, Lorena Herrera, and many more.
Chris Beard Family
Who are Chris Beard’s parents?
Christopher Michael Beard was born to his parents in Marietta, Georgia. He has not shared any information about his parents and family with the media.
Does Chris Beard have siblings?
Beard has not shared any information about his family and his siblings are not known to the media.
Chris Beard Education
Beard attended McCullough High School in The Woodlands, Texas, where he graduated. He then joined the University of Texas, where he was a manager under former Longhorns coach Tome Penders. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology in 1995. Beard then joined Abilene Christian University, where he served as a graduate assistant. He later graduated with a Master of Education in 1998.
Chris Beard Spouse
Beard is currently engaged to his beautiful and sexy partner Randi Trew. He was previously married to his then-wife, Leslie, and has three children together.
Chris Beard Children
Beard and his now ex-wife Leslie have three children together, all daughters. Their daughters are named Avery Beard, Ella Beard, and Margo Beard.
Chris Beard Height
Beard has a well-built, muscular, and physically fit body. This adds up to a height of 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) and a weight of 75 kg (165 lbs).
He accepted the head coaching job at UNLV, on March 27, 2016. When the Texas Tech head coaching job was made vacant by Tubby Smith’s exit to Memphis, Beard took the Texas Tech job on April 15, 2016. He cited his 10 years as an assistant coach at Texas Tech University under Bob Knight and Pat Knight amongst the reasons that he took the job. As well as the proximity to his daughters who live a few hours away from Lubbock. On January 3, 2017, he guided Texas Tech to upset No. 7 West Virginia guiding them to their first regular-season victory against the Mountaineers in program history.
The next year Beard again guided Texas Tech to a 72-71 victory against No. 2 WVU. His 2017-18 squad was the first Texas Tech team to win at Kansas, snapping a 17-game road losing streak over the Jayhawks. He then won the Big 12 Co-Coach of the Year in 2018. Beard coached Texas Tech to its first-ever Elite Eight berth in program history with a 78-65 victory against the Purdue Boilermakers on March 23, 2018.
Under his leadership, Texas Tech earned a share of the Big 12 regular season title on March 9, 2019. This was its first-ever title in the Big 12 conference. As well as its first conference title since 1996 when the team played in the Southwest Conference. At the end of the 2019 season, he received Big 12 coach of the year honors as he guided Texas Tech to a 26-5 regular season record. This record was the second only to Tech’s 30-1 record in 1995-96. He also guided Texas Tech to the first Final Four appearance in school history with a 75-69 win against Gonzaga to win the West Regional on March 30, 2019.
On April 6, 2019, he guided the Red Raiders to a 61-51 win against Michigan State to receive the school’s first National Championship berth. The Red Raiders would complete runners-up to Virginia in the final, losing 85-77 in overtime. Beard then signed a six-year extension deal worth over $4.5 million a season on April 29, 2019. He became the third-highest-paid college basketball coach in the country.
Chris was hired as the 25th head coach at the University of Texas on April 1, 2021. In his first season, he guided Texas to a 22-12 season and a win in the NCAA tournament. Texas then lost to Purdue in the second round. It later won the most games and had its first NCAA tournament victory since 2013-14. Beard then led Texas to a 7-1 start including victories over then top 10 ranked Gonzaga and Creighton in the 2022-23 season. He was suspended without pay following being charged with domestic violence.
Domestic violence charges
He was arrested on a third-degree felony charge of assault against a family member for strangulation on December 12, 2022. Beard was subsequently suspended without pay by the University of Texas.
Chris Beard Net Worth
American professional basketball coach Beard is the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Texas. He has been active as a coach from 1991 to the present. Beard has been able to gather a net worth of around $10 million as of 2022.