Reports: Former Texas Head Coach Chris Beard meets with Ole Miss about vacancy

Oct 19, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, US; Texas Longhorns coach Chris Beard is interviewed during the mens Big 12 Basketball Tipoff media day at T-Mobile Center. Mandatory Credit: William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Former Texas Head Coach Chris Beard meets with Ole Miss about vacancy

Embattled coach Chris Beard met with Ole Miss on Monday to discuss the school’s coaching vacancy, OM Spirit and other outlets reported.

The Rebels fired Kermit Davis as coach on Feb. 24. Ole Miss is 11-20 overall and 3-15 in conference play entering this week’s Southeastern Conference tournament.

Beard was fired by Texas on Jan. 5 after an alleged domestic violence incident 3 1/2 weeks earlier. He was initially suspended indefinitely without pay.

Charges were dropped against Beard on Feb. 15.

Beard went 112-55 in five seasons as head coach at Texas Tech before being hired away by Texas, his alma mater. He led the 2018-19 Red Raiders to the NCAA Tournament title game, falling to Virginia 85-77 in overtime.

At Texas, Beard went 29-13 in parts of two seasons. The Longhorns were 7-1 this season before Beard was suspended.

Mark Adams, who replaced Beard as Texas Tech’s coach, was suspended by that school on Sunday due to what Texas Tech called a racially insensitive comment to a player.

Davis was 10-18 this season when fired by Ole Miss. He went 74-79 overall in five seasons at the school.

–Field Level Media contributed to this article

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