Pitt wide receivers coach Chris Beatty has left to take the same job with the Los Angeles Chargers of the NFL, Pittsburgh Sports Now has confirmed.
Beatty, 47, spent two seasons as Pitt’s wide receivers coach. Adam Rittenberg of ESPN first reported the news of his promotion.
The Chargers have a new staff under head coach Brandon Staley after Anthony Lynn was fired earlier this offseason.
Beatty has extensive experience at the collegiate level, but has never worked in the NFL. Before coming to Pitt, he was wide receivers coach, co-offensive coordinator and associate head coach at Maryland from 2o16-18. Beatty was also an assistant at Virginia, Wisconsin, Illinois, Vanderbilt, West Virginia and Northern Illinois.
Beatty is the second assistant coach to leave Pitt following the 2020 season, as linebackers coach Rob Harley left to become the defensive coordinator at Arkansas State. Harley was replaced by Bucknell defensive coordinator Ryan Manalac.
Beatty has been instrumental in recruiting the Virginia area for Pitt in his two seasons. In the Class of 2021, Pitt landed four recruits from Virginia: four-star defensive end Naquan Brown, three-star wide receiver Myles Alston and three-star running backs Rodney Hammond and Malik Newton.
He also recruited and developed 2020 wide receiver Jordan Addison, who came to Pitt from Frederick, Maryland last year and became a freshman All-American after a breakout season.
Thank you, Coach Beatty. pic.twitter.com/cNadOfO34T
— Pat Narduzzi (@CoachDuzzPittFB) January 29, 2021