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Maryland football has promoted Chris Beatty to associate head coach

He’s been one of the team’s most vital recruiters.

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Wide receivers coach Chris Beatty got a promotion and another title this offseason. His Maryland football bio now lists Beatty as associate head coach in addition to his post as receivers coach.

The Terps haven’t released an official statement with his new role, but both titles are present on his profile and Terrapin Times is reporting the change.

He occupies a role left vacant when Mike London departed to become Howard’s head coach. London was hired as defensive line coach and associate head coach, and DJ Durkin replaced London’s defensive duties with Jimmy Brumbaugh, but left the associate head coach spot open until now.

Beatty has been one of Maryland’s most vital recruiters. He’s helped the team gain traction in Virginia, a place out of which the Terps had long struggled to nab high-profile high-schoolers. Maryland signed Breyon and Brandon Gaddy and Tahj Capehart out of Bishop Sullivan in Virginia in 2017, and just received a commitment from four-star quarterback Tyler DeSue last week.

This promotion would seem to solidify Beatty’s place on the team, as he was certain to hear from other programs following his excellent performance on the recruiting trail.

Beatty helped Durkin secure a consensus top-20 recruiting class in his first year as a head coach. His work doesn’t go unrecognized either, as he was named one of the top 15 most influential Big Ten recruiters by 247Sports. He’s ranked 11th and Terps’ defensive backs coach Aazaar Abdul-Rahim comes in at No. 5 on the list.

The original photo on this story was actually of Brawley Evans, not Chris Beatty. The correct picture is up now, and we regret the error.