It’s official. Well…it’s Twitter official.
David Beaty, who previously served as Texas A&M’s wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator, announced he agreed to become the new head coach of the Kansas Jayhawks on Twitter. So, that’s about as official as one can get in today’s news cycle.
Reports surfaced earlier in the day that Beaty was Kansas’s leading candidate and that he had been offered the position.
The 44-year-old coach spent three seasons as an assistant coach during Mark Mangino‘s successful run as the Jayhawks’ head coach before landing at Texas A&M and coaching in College Station during the past three seasons.
The university officially welcomed its new head football coach to its ranks 12 minutes after Beaty’s initial tweet.
“David Beaty is well-respected in the football community and brings to KU great vision, passion and energy,” Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger said in a statement, via ESPN.com. “He has a bright football mind and is known as one of the best recruiters in the nation.”
It didn’t take Beaty long to make his first move. He already made the first hire to his coaching staff.