As everyone knows by now, Kevin Beard, a wide receiver on the Miami team that won the 2001 national championship, is joining the UM coaching staff from his most recent position as a coach on the University School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) staff.
“I am truly thankful for this opportunity. I understand that this opportunity does not come around often. To come back to my alma mater, a place that has shaped me to be the man that I am today is truly a blessing,” Beard said. “I am excited to get started with this new chapter in my life. I hope to pass on the legacy that was passed on to me during my tenure here to bring a national championship back to the Miami Hurricanes.”
UM head coach Al Golden was excited about welcoming a member of the proud 'Canes family and local community back to the football staff in Coral Gables.
“We are very fortunate to add Kevin Beard to our staff. As a former team captain of a national championship team here, he truly understands what it means to be a student-athlete at The University of Miami,” Golden said.
“His diverse background as a player, teacher, coach, and trainer enables him to contribute in a unique way, and we’re looking forward to him sharing his experience with our team. His work ethic and personality will be welcome additions to our staff. I am excited to have him rejoin the U Family.”