UNLV President Len Jessup and Athletics Director Tina Kunzer-Murphy announced Monday that an offer has been made to Chris Beard to become the head coach of the men’s basketball program and he has accepted the agreement in principle. The contract is pending approval of terms by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents.
Multiple reports, including one from the Las Vegas Review’s Mark Anderson are indicating that Little Rock’s Chris Beard will become the next head coach at UNLV. He will reportedly ink a five-year deal later this morning. The reigning Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year, Beard led Little Rock to a 30-5 record and an upset victory
After losing out on top choice Mick Cronin earlier this week, UNLV is now moving on in their search for a basketball coach, and conducting interviews with other candidates. UNLV AD Tina Kunzer-Murphy is trying to replace former head coach Dave Rice who she fired back in January. New Mexico State head coach Marvin Menzies and Arkansas