Chris Beatty is in his second season as wide receivers coach at Wisconsin.
During the 2013 season, Beatty helped senior WR Jared Abbrederis tie the Badgers' all-time record for catches with 202 and finish his career 3,140 receiving yards and 23 touchdowns, both second in school history. In his final season at UW, Abbrederis set the school record for receptions in a season with 78 catches and became the third receiver in school history to rack up 1,000 receiving yards in a season with 1,081.
|Beatty at a Glance
|Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., South Florida, Houston
|East Tennessee State, 1995
| North Stafford (Va.) HS head coach (1998-2000)
Salem (Va.) HS head coach (2001-02)
Landstown (Va.) HS head coach 2003-05
Hampton offensive coordinator (2006)
Northern Illinois running backs coach (2007)
West Virginia running backs/slot receivers coach (2008-10)
Vanderbilt wide receivers coach (2011)
Illinois offensive coordinator (2012)
Wisconsin wide receivers coach (2013-present)
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2010 Champs Sports
2014 Capital One
Abbrederis, who went on to be selected by the Green Bay Packers in the 2014 NFL Draft, was a consensus first-team All-Big Ten selection and was named recipient of the Burlsworth Trophy as the nation's top player that began his career as a walk-on.
Abbrederis made 10 catches for a career-high 207 yards against Ohio State and then posted a career-high 12 receptions vs. Penn State.
Beatty has coaching experience in three major FBS conferences, came to Madison after most recently serving as co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Illinois in 2012.
Prior to joining the Illini, Beatty coached wide receivers and served as offensive recruiting coordinator at Vanderbilt in 2011. That followed a three-year stint as running backs and slot receivers coach at West Virginia from 2008-10, where he also served as the Mountaineers' director of recruiting.
Beatty got his start at the FBS level as Northern Illinois' running backs coach in 2007, taking over for former Wisconsin assistant head coach Thomas Hammock.
He began his college coaching career as the offensive coordinator at Hampton, where he also coached quarterbacks and wide receivers in 2006.
Ten of Beatty's former players have gone on to the NFL, and he also has also mentored 14 all-conference performers.
A 1994 graduate of East Tennessee State, where he was a standout wide receiver, Beatty played professionally in the Canadian Football League before becoming a successful high school coach in Virginia. He led Landstown High School to a 40-2 record from 2003-05 and won a state championship with a team that featured Seattle Seahawks WR Percy Harvin.
While at Vanderbilt, he helped the Commodores win the 2011 Liberty Bowl, and he was part of three straight bowl appearances during his time at West Virginia. His stint with the Mountaineers also included the 2010 Big East championship.
While at West Virginia, Beatty coached running back Noel Devine, who rushed for more than 3,600 yards under Beatty's direction and earned a pair of All-Big East honors.
He also helped guide Northern Illinois running back Justin Anderson rush for 1,245 yards and eight touchdowns as a sophomore.
In his first season as a college coach, Beatty directed Hampton to the 2006 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship and a berth in the FCS playoffs. The Pirates ranked No. 7 in the FCS with an average of 34.7 points per game, with three of Beatty's wide receivers -- Dereck Faulkner, Onrea Jones and Marquay McDaniel -- eventually earning playing time in the NFL.
A native of Centreville, Va., Beatty and his wife, Kris, are the parents of son Aaron.