Former Maryland WR coach lands new gig at Pitt
Former Maryland wide receivers coach Chris Beatty is joining Pat Narduzzi’s staff at Pitt, according to a report.
Rivals.com reported that Beatty would be the Panthers’ new wide receivers coach for the 2019 season. He was most recently on staff with the Terrapins, and arrived in College Park when DJ Durkin took over the head coaching job.
Beatty was initially the receivers coach at Maryland in 2016 and added co-offensive coordinator to his duties for the 2017 season. He was not retained by incoming head coach Mike Locksley.
Beatty’s first experience at the FBS level came in 2007 when he was hired at Northern Illinois as the running backs coach. After one year with the Huskies, he became the running backs and slot wide receivers coach at West Virginia, where he stayed from 2008-10. He also had stops at Vanderbilt(2011), Illinois (2012), Wisconsin (2013-14), and Virginia (2015).
Narduzzi enters his fifth year at Pitt and led the Panthers to a ACC Coastal Division title and appearance in the conference championship last season. Overall, Pitt has a 28-24 record under Narduzzi with trips to bowl games in three of his first four years.