"David has a great energy and a fantastic football mind," said Gill. "We are excited to have Coach Beaty and his family back with the Jayhawk football program. He has an excellent reputation in the state of Texas as a coach and recruiter according to the high school coaches there."
Beaty returns to Kansas after spending 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 andDezmon Briscoe develop into NFL caliber players. Meier was named Second Team All-Big 12 in 2009 and All-Big 12 Honorable Mention in 2008. Briscoe was a Third Team All-American and a unanimous First Team All-Big 12 selection in 2009. Both players finished their careers as the top two in KU history in career receptions and receiving yards.
Beaty spent the 2006 and 2007 seasons as the wide receivers coach at Rice. In 2006 he served as the team's passing game coordinator as the team made its first bowl appearance in 45 years at the New Orleans Bowl. In 2007, Rice ranked 15th in the country in passing yards, averaging 293.1 yards passing per game. He had two players - Jarett Dillard and James Casey - drafted by NFL teams following the 2007 season.
Prior to his first stint at Rice, Beaty was a successful high school head coach at MacArthur High School (Irving, Texas) and North Dallas High School.
He is a 1994 graduate of Lindenwood College, where he played football and served as team captain for two seasons.
Beaty replaces Darrell Wyatt, who took the job of receivers coach at the University of Texas on Jan. 2.