David Beaty (American football)

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David Beaty
Beaty at 2017 Big 12 Media Days
Current position
TeamTexas Longhorns
ConferenceBig 12
Biographical details
Born (1970-10-26) October 26, 1970 (age 48)
Garland, Texas
Playing career
Position(s)Wide receiver
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1994–1996Garland (TX) Naaman Forest HS (assistant)
1997–2000Garland (TX) HS (assistant)
2001North Dallas (TX) HS
2002–2005Irving (TX) MacArthur HS
2006–2007Rice (PGC/WR)
2008–2009Kansas (WR)
2010Rice (OC)
2011Kansas (Co-OC/WR)
2012Texas A&M (WR)
2013–2014Texas A&M (WR/RC)
2019–presentTexas (Consultant)
Head coaching record
Overall6–43 (college)
39–15 (high school)

David Beaty (born October 26, 1970)[1] is an American football coach who is currently working as a consultant for the Texas Longhorns, and was most recently the head coach at the University of Kansas. He was Kansas' wide receivers coach from 2008 to 2009 and co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach in 2011. He also has been an assistant coach at Kansas before being a head coach, as well as Rice University and Texas A&M University. He coached both soccer and football at the high school level for Naaman Forest High School and Garland High School,[2] before becoming the head football coach at North Dallas High School and Irving MacArthur.[3] On December 5, 2014 Beaty was hired by the University of Kansas to be their head coach.[4][5] In his first season, he coached the team to its first winless season since 1954. In his second season, he achieved his first conference win and first win over an FBS team, in an overtime victory over Texas on November 19, 2016. This was the first time Kansas defeated Texas since the formation of the Big 12 Conference.[6]

Following the 2016 season, on December 12, Beaty agreed to a contract extension through 2021, with an annual salary of $1.6 million.[7]

On September 8, 2018, Beaty lead Kansas to 31–7 victory over Central Michigan, the Jayhawks first road victory since the 2009 season.[8] A week later, on September 15, Beaty lead Kansas to a 55–14 victory over Rutgers, which gave the Jayhawks their first winning streak since 2011.[9]

On November 4, 2018, KU athletic director, Jeff Long, announced that Beaty would not return after the 2018 season. He was, however, allowed to finish the season as head coach. In his final 3 games at Kansas, Kansas played a close game to, but ultimately fell 21-17 against in state rival K-State. Next, Kansas would travel to Norman to face the top five ranked Oklahoma Sooners. Kansas lead for part of the first half, but fell 40-55. In the season finale, Kansas fell to Texas 24-17. At the conclusion of Kansas's season, Beaty was hired by the Texas Longhorns to act as a consultant. [10] [11]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Kansas Jayhawks (Big 12 Conference) (2015–2018)
2015 Kansas 0–12 0–9 10th
2016 Kansas 2–10 1–8 10th
2017 Kansas 1–11 0–9 10th
2018 Kansas 3–9 1–8 10th
Kansas: 6–42 2–34
Total: 6–42


  1. ^ "David Beaty". RiceOwls.com. Rice University. Archived from the original on April 6, 2008.
  2. ^ "David Beaty Biography – Texas A&M". Archived from the original on December 9, 2014. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  3. ^ "Report: Texas A&M WR coach David Beaty is the new coach at Kansas". Archived from the original on December 8, 2014. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  4. ^ "KU brings back A&M's Beaty as head coach". Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  5. ^ "A&M assistant David Beaty becomes Kansas football coach; Clint Bowen stays on staff". Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  6. ^ "Texas vs. Kansas - Game Summary - November 19, 2016 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  7. ^ "Kansas rewards Beaty with extension, big raise". Retrieved November 4, 2018.
  8. ^ "Jayhawks win first road game since 2009, 31-7 over Central Michigan". September 8, 2018. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
  9. ^ "Kansas rolls Rutgers, has a winning record". Retrieved November 4, 2018.
  10. ^ "Report: Former Kansas HC David Beaty will help Texas prepare for Big 12 title game". Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  11. ^ "Beaty Will Not Be Retained at the Conclusion of the Season". Kansas Jayhawks. Retrieved November 4, 2018.