'Canes assistant Brennan Carroll leaving to join father's staff in Seattle
For the second time in four days the University of Miami football program lost a coach to the NFL.
Brennan Carroll, the Hurricanes' wide receivers coach and national recruiting coordinator, will take a job on offense with the Seattle Seahawks where his father, Pete, is the head coach.
Carroll spent four seasons at Miami (2011-14) after nine years with USC (2002-2010). During his first two years with the Hurricanes, Carroll coached the tight ends. Over the final two, he worked with the wideouts. In 2013, Allen Hurns set the program's single-season receiving record with 1,162 yards.
"Coaching at the professional level has been a life-long dream of mine," Carroll said in a statement. "I am proud of what our players were able to accomplish in my four years here at the University of Miami. I would like to thank coach (Al) Golden for the wonderful opportunity he provided my family and me. I know the future is bright for the Hurricanes!"
On Friday, senior defensive assistant/defensive line coach Jethro Franklin took the D-line job with the Oakland Raiders. Matt Doherty, Miami's director of player personnel, left for a similar position with Jim Harbaugh at Michigan.
Beard, who played with the Hurricanes from 1999-2003, finished with over 920 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. He was a team captain in 2003 before spending four years in the Arena Football League.
Following his time in the AFL, Beard worked with 7 on 7 teams consisting of South Florida's top stars in Amari Cooper, Travis Rudolph and Ermon Lane. Current Hurricanes Tyre Brady, Malcolm Lewis and Herb Waters were coached by him. During a four-year stint at University High School in Davie, Florida, he coached the wide receivers and helped the Suns capture the 2012 3A state championship.
"To coach at my alma mater is a dream come true," Beard said in a statement. "This opportunity takes me back to my playing days, where you were always playing for the man next to you. I want my players to know that you're not just playing for the person next to you, but also our alumni and diehard fans, who expect excellence."