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Football Coaching Staff
Chris Beatty
Associate Head Coach/Wide Receivers Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Associate Head Coach/Wide Receivers Coach
Hometown: Centreville, Va.
Alma Mater: East Tennessee State
Graduating Year: 1995
Experience: 2 Years

Chris Beatty is in his second year on the Maryland staff, serving as Associate Head Coach and wide receivers coach. He helped Maryland's offense make strong strides in his first year, while also proving to be an outstanding recruiter. 

Under Beatty's guidance, D.J. Moore posted six TD grabs in 2016, the most for a Terp wide receiver since Stefon Diggs also had six in 2012. 

Beatty also helped Head Coach DJ Durkin and Maryland sign a consensus Top 20 recruiting class in 2017. The class, which included 11 4-star signees and five members of the ESPN300, ranked among the best in program history. Beatty was recognized by 247Sports as one of the Top 15 recruiters in the Big Ten.

Prior to Maryland, Beatty has prior FBS stops at Virginia (2015), Wisconsin (2013-14), Illinois (2012), Vanderbilt (2011), West Virginia (2008-10) and Northern Illinois (2007). 

At Virginia, Beatty oversaw the rise of junior running back Taquan Mizzell, who broke the ACC record for receiving yards by a running back in a season with 721 on his way to third-team All-ACC honors.

Beatty helped guide Wisconsin to an 11-3 record in 2014, including a 34-31 overtime win over Auburn in the Outback Bowl. In 2013, Beatty helped senior wide receiver Jared Abbrederis set the school record for receptions in a season (78) and become just the third receiver in school history to compile over 1,000 receiving yards in a season with 1,081. Abbrederis, who went on to be selected by the Green Bay Packers in the 2014 NFL Draft, was a consensus first-team All-Big Ten selection.

While at Vanderbilt, Beatty helped the Commodores win the 2011 Liberty Bowl, and prior to that, he was part of three straight bowl appearances during his time at West Virginia. His stint with the Mountaineers also included the 2010 Big East championship.

While at West Virginia, Beatty coached running back Noel Devine, who rushed for more than 3,600 yards under Beatty's direction and earned a pair of All-BIG EAST honors.

Eighteen of Beatty's former players have gone on to the NFL, and he also mentored 14 all-conference performers.

A 1995 graduate of East Tennessee State, where he was a standout wide receiver, Beatty played professionally in the Canadian Football League before becoming a successful high school coach in Virginia. A native of Centreville, Va., Beatty led Landstown High School to a 40-2 record from 2003-05 and won a state championship with a team that featured current Buffalo Bills wide receiver Percy Harvin.

Beatty’s first coaching job was at Hampton University, where he served as the quarterbacks and wide receivers coach in 2006. Beatty directed Hampton to the 2006 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship and a berth in the FCS playoffs. The Pirates ranked No. 7 in the FCS with an average of 34.7 points per game, with three of Beatty's wide receivers -- Dereck Faulkner, Onrea Jones and Marquay McDaniel -- eventually earning playing time in the NFL.