Chris Beard : Texas fires | What did do | Contract

Texas fires men’s basketball coach Chris Beard; Rodney Terry to continue in his place. Check out what did he do and his contract.

Chris Beard : Texas fires | What did do | Contract

Under Beard’s watch, the Texas Tech Red Raiders made the deepest NCAA Tournament runs in school history.

Chris Beard : Texas fires | What did do | Contract

Coaching career 
      1991–1995        Texas (GA)
1995–1996 Incarnate Word (GA)
1996–1997 Abilene Christian (assistant)
1997–1999 North Texas (assistant)
1999–2000 Fort Scott CC
2000–2001 Seminole State JC
2001–2011 Texas Tech (assoc. HC)
2011–2012 South Carolina Warriors
2012–2013 McMurry
2013–2015 Angelo State
2015–2016 Little Rock
2016–2021 Texas Tech
2021–2023 Texas

In 2019, the Red Raiders won a school-record 31 games on the way to the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Game against the Virginia Cavaliers.

He was recognized as the 2019 AP National Coach of the Year.

Texas fires Chris Beard 

Chris Beard was fired on Thursday as the head coach of the University of Texas men’s basketball team, weeks after he was arrested on a felony domestic violence charge in Austin.

Chris Del Conte, the university’s vice president and athletic director, said in a statement on Thursday that the university had decided to terminate Beard’s contract effective immediately.

Chris Beard : Texas fires | What did do | Contract

Beard, 49, was suspended without pay on Dec. 12 after he was arrested and charged with assault on a member of a family or household by impeding breath circulation, a third-degree felony, according to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office.

Beard posted a cash bond of $10,000 and was released from jail the day of his arrest.

Rodney Terry, the team’s associate head coach, has been serving as acting head coach of the Texas Longhorns men’s basketball team since Beard was suspended.

Del Conte said that Terry would finish the season as the team’s acting head coach.

The Austin Police Department said officers responded to a call about a disturbance at a home in Austin at around 12:15 a.m. on Dec. 12.

The caller told the police that the disturbance had ended and that one person at the home had left, the police said in a statement. When the police arrived at the house, a woman told them that Beard had assaulted and choked her.

Perry Minton, a lawyer for Beard, said in a statement on Thursday that Beard was “crushed at the news he will not be coaching at the University of Texas.”

What did Chris Beard do

Texas men’s basketball coach Chris Beard was arrested early Monday morning and charged with assault on a family/household member, a third-degree felony, according to Tony Plohetski of the Austin American-Statesman and Matt Norlander of CBS Sports.

Chris Beard : Texas fires | What did do | Contract

Austin police reported to a “disturbance hot shot” at 12:15 a.m. local time, per Norlander.

According to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office (via The Athletic), Beard’s official charge is “assault by strangulation/suffocation – family violence.”

Beard is engaged and has three daughters from a previous marriage.

“An additional condition of the bond requires Beard to stay 200 yards away from the victim and from his house as the case is pending. There is also a protection order in place, meaning Beard cannot communicate in a threatening way with the victim through Feb. 10, 2023.”

Dana O’Neil of The Athletic reported on Monday afternoon that it appears Beard is no longer in jail:

The Longhorns are scheduled to face Rice at the Moody Center in Austin on Monday at 8 p.m. ET.

“The University is aware of the situation regarding Chris Beard,” the school said in a statement. “We are continuing to gather information and monitoring the legal process.”


Beard was in his second season of a seven-year contract with Texas that paid around $5 million annually, as well as additional perks.

Chris Beard : Texas fires | What did do | Contract

He was one of the university’s highest-paid employees.

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