David Beaty (American football)

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David Beaty
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Beaty at 2017 Big 12 Media Days
Florida Atlantic Owls
Position:Wide receivers coach
Personal information
Born: (1970-10-26) October 26, 1970 (age 52)
Garland, Texas, U.S.
Career information
High school:Garland (TX)
Career history
As a coach:
Head coaching record
  • College: 6–42 (.125)
  • High school: 39–15 (.722)

David Beaty (born October 26, 1970)[1] is an American football coach who is the wide receivers coach at Florida Atlantic University. He served as the head football coach at the University of Kansas from 2015 to 2018.


Early years[edit]

Beaty 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 Rice University and Texas A&M University. Before coaching college football, Beaty 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]

University of Kansas[edit]

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.[10] He was, however, allowed to finish the season as head coach. In his final 3 games at Kansas, Kansas played a close game to in state rival K-State, but ultimately fell 17–21. Next, Kansas led for part of the first half against top five ranked Oklahoma at Norman, but eventually fell 40–55. In the season finale, Kansas fell to Texas 17–24. At the conclusion of Kansas's season, Beaty was hired temporarily by the Texas Longhorns to act as a consultant.[11]

In March 2019, Beaty sued the University of Kansas for breach of contract, alleging the university was avoiding to pay him a $3 million buyout.[12] The two parties reached a $2.55 million settlement in June 2020.[13]

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. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  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. ^ "Beaty Will Not Be Retained at the Conclusion of the Season". Kansas Jayhawks. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
  11. ^ "Report: Former Kansas HC David Beaty will help Texas prepare for Big 12 title game". Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  12. ^ Zucker, Joseph. "Ex-Kansas Football HC David Beaty Suing School for Alleged Breach of Contract". Bleacher Report. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
  13. ^ "Kansas reaches $2.55 million settlement with former coach David Beaty". sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved June 8, 2020.

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