Texas basketball coach Chris Beard has been booked into Travis County Jail after being arrested and charged with assault on a family member early Monday morning, and now Beard’s mugshot has been released to the public.
Beard, 49, faces a third-degree felony charge of assault on a family/household member-impede breath circulation. As of noon on Monday, Beard was still in jail but his bail has been set at $10,000 and could be released in the afternoon.
Beard is in his second season as the head coach of the Texas basketball program. He took the job prior to the 2021 season after a successful run at Texas Tech. Beard spent five seasons in Lubbock, where he led the Red Raiders to an NCAA Championship Game appearance in 2019 and finished with a 112-55 record. In his first year with the Longhorns, Beard went 22-12 and 10-8 in Big 12 play. Texas made the NCAA Tournament, but lost in the second round. Beard had a ton of returning talent this season and has the Longhorns off to a 7-1 start and ranked No. 2 in the country.
Texas basketball is set to play Rice on Monday Night. The game tips off at 7:00 p.m. on the Longhorn Network.