Syracuse outside wide receivers coach Chris Beatty is joining Maryland's staff as wide receivers coach, according to Sports Illustrated's Thayer Evans.
Syracuse outside WRs coach Chris Beatty is Maryland's new WRs coach per sources.— Thayer Evans (@ThayerEvansSI) January 4, 2016
Beatty has since updated his Twitter biography to "Assistant Coach University of Maryland."
This would mean that Beatty was a member of Dino Babers's staff at Syracuse for less than a month, if he was ever officially part of the staff at all, as Evans reported his hiring there on Dec. 11. Before then, he was Virginia's running backs coach and associate head coach. Mike London, Maryland's current associate head coach and defensive line coach, was Virginia's head coach from 2010 to 2015. Beatty has also held positions at Wisconsin, Illinois, Vanderbilt and West Virginia.
Before ascending to the college ranks, the 42-year-old grew up in Centreville, Virginia and attended Chantilly High School. According to Evans, he took the Maryland job "to be closer to his wife and six-year-old son."
The addition of Beatty would bring another highly respected recruiter to Durkin's staff. When he reported Beatty's hiring at Syracuse, Evans said: "His hiring would be a recruiting coup for Babers. Beatty is highly respected in Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Florida."
The DMV area is obviously key for Maryland, and Durkin mentioned Florida as one of the areas he would like to target.