Former Kansas assistant David Beaty has been hired to return to Lawrence to be the Jayhawks’ next head coach, the school reported Friday.
Beaty, 44, had been the receivers coach at Texas A&M the past three seasons. In 2013, he was also named the recruiting coordinator for the Aggies.
Beaty, who was also the recruiting coordinator for the Aggies, served as Kansas’ receivers coach from 2008-09 and returned in 2011 as the co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach.
Contract details have not been released.
Beaty will be formally introduced at a press conference Monday.
Kansas fired Charlie Weis in September and defensive coordinator Clint Bowen has been serving as the interim coach.
Beaty will retain Bowen to serve as the team’s defensive coordinator and assistant head coach in 2015.
“I am very excited to be back at Kansas,” Beaty said in a statement. “I am especially excited that Clint Bowen has agreed to stay on as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator. Clint will be a huge part of our success going forward and I am fortunate to have him on my staff.”
The Jayhawks are 3-9 this season, including 1-8 in the Big 12. Kansas hasn’t had a winning season since 2008 and has gone 14-46 since then. The Jayhawks are 3-41 in conference over that time.
Beaty, a Texas native, also coached at Rice.