Chris Beatty

Running Backs

Birthday: June 19
Hometown: Centreville, Va.
Education: Bachelor’s degree (East Tennessee State, ’95)
Family: Wife – Kristy
Year at West Virginia: 2
Year in Coaching: 4

Playing Career

  • Four-year starter at wide receiver - East Tennessee State (1991-94)
  • Earned All-Southern Conference honors as a senior
  • All-time leading receiver in the school’s history
  • Baltimore Stallions (CFL) (1995)
  • Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL) (1997)

    Coaching Career
    2008: West Virginia (running backs/slot receivers)
    2007: Northern Illinois (running backs)
    2006: Hampton (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks/ receivers)
    2003-05: Landstown (Va.) HS (head coach)
    2001-02: Salem (Va.) HS (head coach)
    1998-00: North Stafford (Va.) HS (head coach)

    Bowl Experience (1)
    2008: Car Care

    Coaching Highlights

    West Virginia

  • Sophomore Noel Devine rushed for 1,289 yards and four touchdowns, marking the 12th year in the past 13 that WVU has produced a 1,000-yard rusher
  • Sophomore Jock Sanders led the receivers with 53 catches for 462 yards and seven touchdowns
  • WVU rushing offense was second in the BIG EAST Conference and No. 15 nationally
  • Selected to attend NCAA Football Coaches Academy in Indianapolis, Ind. (2008)

    Northern Illinois

  • Sophomore Justin Anderson rushed for 1,245 yards and eight touchdowns, the ninth-consecutive year with a 1,000-yard rusher


  • The Pirates won the 2006 MEAC Championship and made an appearance in the NCAA I-AA playoffs
  • Coached Alonzo Coleman, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference’s all-time leading rusher, who finished with 1,052 yards in 2006
  • Four players he coached signed NFL contracts
  • No. 7 scoring offense nationally

    High School

  • Coordinated offenses that produced the top four passers in Virginia High School history
  • Guided the only two teams in state history to boast a 3,000-yard passer, a 1,000-yard receiver and a 1,000-yard rusher in the same season.
  • Compiled a 40-2 mark as the head coach at Landstown HS (Va.) from 2003-05
  • Landstown won the 2004 Virginia 3-A state championship and a No. 9 national ranking with a 14-0 record
  • Made three state championship appearances
  • Selected 2004 Virginia State 3A Coach of the Year
  • Compiled a 38-16 record at North Stafford (Va.) HS (1998-2000) and Salem (Va.) HS (2001-02)
  • Led both teams to the state playoffs

    Professional Players

    Landstown: Percy Harvin (RB)
    North Stafford: Nate Ilaoa (RB)
    Salem: Isaiah Gardner (DB), Ricky Schmitt (K)
    Hampton: Alonzo Coleman (RB), Marquay McDaniel (WR), Onrae Jones (WR)

    All-Conference Players

  • West Virginia: Noel Devine (RB/2008); Jock Sanders (WR/2008)
  • Northern Illinois: Justin Anderson (RB/2007)
  • Hampton: Princeton Shepherd (QB/2006), Marquay McDaniel (WR/2006)