After Record-Setting Season, LR Trojans Coach Leaves for UNLV

Mar 28, 2016

Little Rock Trojans basketball coach Chris Beard earlier this month as the team was competing in the NCAA Tournament.
Credit University of Arkansas at Little Rock

After recently leading the Little Rock Trojans to the NCAA Tournament and a record 30-5 season, basketball coach Chris Beard is leaving for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

UALR made it official Monday, after reports Sunday night that Beard had agreed to terms of a contract with UNLV.

While he spent just one season with the university, Chancellor Joel Anderson says Beard leaves the team in better shape than when he arrived.

"I wish we could have kept him longer, but I am very grateful to him for what he did in the year he was with us. We had a terrific year in men’s basketball and it puts us in a great position to move forward in the future," Anderson said.

The search for a new coach begins immediately.