Pitt formally announced the hiring of new wide receivers coach Chris Beatty on Wednesday, news that was first reported on Monday.
Beatty is an accomplished and experienced receivers coach that has spent time in that role at Maryland, Wisconsin, Vanderbilt and West Virginia. But the Panthers are getting far more than just a receivers coach.
At Maryland, he was co-offensive coordinator and assistant head coach. He was also assistant head coach and running backs coach at Virginia. An ace recruiter that’s recruited the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. areas well at every stop, he was also recruiting coordinator at Wisconsin and Vanderbilt.
That depth of experience, and not just his ability to coach receivers, is what made Beatty and attractive candidate for Pitt and head coach Pat Narduzzi
“Chris is an absolutely outstanding addition to our staff,” Narduzzi said in a press release. “His expertise goes well beyond one position on the offensive side of the ball. That diverse experience is going to be an incredible asset for our players and entire coaching staff. He is also a highly driven recruiter with valuable contacts in so many key areas.”
“I am really honored and energized to be joining Coach Narduzzi’s staff at the University of Pittsburgh,” Beatty said. “Pitt football has a great tradition and I love what Coach Narduzzi is doing to build upon that wonderful history. I’m excited to get to work with our players and start preparing for spring ball.”
Beatty should have plenty of young talent to work with, as Pitt graduated just one receiver from 2018 — slot man Rafael Araujo-Lopes — and there is a diverse group of talents, as well. From polished pass-catchers Taysir Mack and Maurice French to big, muscular Aaron Mathews and speedsters V’Lique Carter and Shocky Jacques-Louis, there is plenty for the experienced coach to work with in Pitt’s receivers room.