Reports: Ole Miss to Hire Chris Beard as Head Coach
It appears Chris Beard has found his way to college basketball just over two months after being fired by Texas.
According to multiple reports, Beard and Ole Miss are finalizing a deal for him to take over as the Rebels head coach. Ole Miss fired Kermit Davis in late February and named Win Case interim head coach for the final week of the season.
BREAKING: Ole Miss is expected to hire former Texas coach Chris Beard within in the next 24-48 hours, source told @stadium.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 13, 2023
Sources: Chris Beard is finalizing a deal to be the next head coach at Ole Miss.
Official announcement expected soon.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 13, 2023
Beard was dismissed by the Longhorns after being being charged with a third degree felony for domestic assault in December. He was arrested on Dec. 12.
According to the arrest report, Beard choked the woman for five seconds. Beard also allegedly gave bite marks and bruises to the victim. The woman said her breathing was affected.
Beard will be tasked with trying to rebuild an Ole Miss program that finished 12-21 and 3-15 in the SEC in the 2022-2023 season. Ole Miss has not been in the NCAA Tournament