Ole Miss to Hire Chris Beard as Men’s Basketball Coach


Mississippi has hired recently ousted Texas coach Chris Beard as head basketball coach.

Beard was let go from Texas as he was a arrested (and charges subsequently dropped) for a domestic dispute with Fiance.

“I am honored to be joining the Ole Miss family and excited to get started at this great university,” Beard said in a statement. “I can’t express how grateful I am to Chancellor Boyce, [vice chancellor for intercollegiate athletics] Keith Carter and the rest of the search committee for their belief in me to lead this program. I am really looking forward to being an active part of the Oxford community. I know we have one of the best venues in the country in the SJB Pavilion, and we are going to work tirelessly to build a championship caliber program. I can’t wait to connect with our players and recruits and begin this journey together. Hotty Toddy!”