Morgantown, West Virginia – Former Texas head coach Chris Beard, who was fired as the Longhorns’ coach after being charged with a third-degree felony domestic violence charge during an altercation with his fiancée, could soon return to the sidelines.
Beard recently had his charges dropped and according to Horns247, he could potentially end up at West Virginia University, working under Bob Huggins.
“A source close to Beard said Beard has been spending time at a house in Mississippi owned by former NBA and college coach Tim Floyd. The source said Beard has been entertaining offers, including possibly working as a special assistant to West Virginia coach Bob Huggins next season.”
Horns247 added, “Another source close to Beard said, considering the felony charge was dropped, Beard would likely get at least one Power Five head-coaching job offer after this season.”
Although Beard certainly comes with a whole lot of baggage, he is an outstanding coach and recruiter, and perhaps Huggins is willing to give him a chance to resurrect his career in Morgantown. Huggins will be in his final year of his current contract next season and maybe Beard will be brought in as “coach-in-waiting” opportunity for when Huggins decides to retire.
Stay tuned! This could get very interesting