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Ole Miss hires former Texas coach Chris Beard

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Posted at 8:01 PM, Mar 13, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-13 20:01:39-04

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has hired Chris Beard as its basketball coach just over two months after his firing from Texas following a domestic violence arrest.

The Rebels will introduce him Tuesday in a public event at the SBJ Pavilion.

Beard is a four-time conference coach of the year and was AP's national coach of the year in 2019.

But his two-year tenure at alma mater Texas ended abruptly in January, though felony domestic charges were ultimately dismissed on Feb. 15.