Texas native David Beaty is in his second season as Texas A&M’s wide receivers coach and took on new responsibility in 2013 as the team’s recruiting coordinator.
A native of Garland, Texas, Beaty’s wide receivers had a stellar 2012 season with six wideouts producing 19 or more catches, including more than 70 each by senior Ryan Swope and freshman Mike Evans. Beaty’s WR corps combined to grab 282 receptions and 27 of the team’s 28 receiving touchdowns.
Beaty came to Texas A&M after serving as offensive coordinator in stints at Kansas and Rice. The veteran coach has spent six seasons as a collegiate coach and 13 years in the high school ranks.
He was the co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at Kansas in 2011, and helped develop one of Big 12’s top all-purpose threat in wideout D.J. Beshears.
Beaty spent the 2010 season as the offensive coordinator at Rice, where he helped the team average 28.7 points and 375.3 yards per game. Prior to his second stint at Rice, Beaty was the wide receivers coach at Kansas during the 2008 and 2009 seasons.
While at KU, he helped receivers Kerry Meier and Dezmon Briscoe develop into NFL caliber players. Meier received All-Big 12 accolades in 2008 and 2009, while Briscoe was an All-American and first-team All-Big 12 pick in 2009.
In his first year at Kansas in 2008, he coached one of the nation’s top receiving duos in Briscoe and Meier. Both players registered more than 90 receptions and 1,000 yards in a record-setting season by both. Briscoe ranked fourth in the NCAA in receiving yards and tied for 15th in receptions, while Meier tied for sixth in receptions and 32nd in yards.
In 2008 five different KU players produced a total of 15 100-yard receiving games. Briscoe’s 269 yards at Oklahoma was the top mark in the country during the year. Among the school records set by KU wide receivers in 2008 were season receptions, game receptions, season yards, game yards, and season touchdowns.
Beaty spent the 2006 and 2007 seasons as the wide receivers coach at Rice. In 2006 he served as passing game coordinator as the team made its first bowl game in 45 years at the New Orleans Bowl.
He had two players - Jarett Dillard and James Casey - drafted by NFL teams following the 2007 season. Dillard ranked in the top 25 nationally in both receptions and yards in 2007, and he led the nation in touchdown receptions (21) in 2006.
Prior to joining the Owls’ staff, Beaty was a successful head coach at MacArthur (Irving, Texas) High School from 2002-05, where his teams posted a 33-11 record and won two district titles. He earned several coach of the year honors while at MacArthur.
Beaty began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Naaman Forest High School in Garland, Texas, from 1994-96. He was also an assistant at Garland High School from 1997-2000. Garland claimed the Class 5A Division II state title in 1999.
Beaty then assumed his first head coaching job at North Dallas High School in 2001. He coached there for one season, posting a 6-4 record, before taking over at MacArthur.
Beaty is a 1994 graduate of Lindenwood (St. Charles, Mo.) College, where he played football and served as a team captain from 1992-93. Beaty was a four-year starter at wide receiver and led the team in receptions for three straight seasons. He played both football and soccer at Garland (Texas) High School where he graduated in 1989.
Beaty and his wife, Raynee, have two daughters, Averie (13) and Alexa (8).
THE BEATY FILE
Hometown: Garland, Texas
Daughters: Averie, Alexa
Lindenwood University, Bachelor's Degree in History/Education, 1994
Garland High School, 1989
1990-93: Lindenwood University
Four-year starter at wide receiver
Team leader in receptions in 1991, 1992 and 1993
Team Captain in 1992 and 1993
2012-: Texas A&M (Wide Receivers)
2011: Kansas (Co-Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers)
2010: Rice (Offensive Coordinator)
2008-09: Kansas (Wide Receivers)
2006-07: Rice (Passing Game Coordinator/Wide Receivers)
2002-05: Irving MacArthur HS (Head Coach/Athletic Coordinator)
2001: North Dallas HS (Head Coach/Athletic Director)
1997-2000: Garland HS (Assistant Coach/Special Teams/WR)
1994-96: Naaman Forest HS (Assistant Coach/WR/QB/DB)
2013: at&t Cotton (Texas A&M)
2008: Insight (Kansas)
2006: New Orleans (Rice)