Just before the Terps’ spring football game on Saturday, Maryland has added a title and given a promotion to wide receivers coach Chris Beatty.
The Terrapin Times is first reported the change, which was later confirmed on the school’s official website.
Beatty is highly regarded for his recruiting abilities and played a big role in the team’s strong close to National Signing Day a few months ago. He joined the staff in College Park last year when head coach D.J. Durkin was hired and has recently had coaching stops at Virginia, Wisconsin and Illinois.
The title is a nice reward for Beatty and comes a few months after the previous holder of that associate head coach title, Mike London, left the staff to become the head coach at Howard University.
With Maryland wrapping up spring practice and the evaluation period under way across the country, it certainly makes plenty of sense for Durkin to finalize everything on his coaching staff and allow a trusted lieutenant to take on an even bigger role with the Terps.