“Our football team did not win a game last season, but meeting Coach Beaty and hearing his perspective and the progress that has already been made has renewed my faith in Kansas Football,” said KU sophomore Jacob Pellegrino.
On Tuesday, March 1, Coach Beaty visited KU Hillel’s Beren NextGen Leadership class to speak to more than sixty student leaders about his experiences in the coaching world.
Beaty also spoke to students about having the right players including those on and off the field. “That person is the most important person,” Beaty repeatedly said as he spoke about his various staff personnel. While the players are essential, Beaty feels that the administrative staff, the assistants, the coaches, the towel boys, and the fans are all imperative in making KU’s football program successful.
“The Beren NextGen Leadership Class is all about leadership training and Coach Beaty was a perfect speaker to bring in. He is a great role-model that we all can learn a lot from,” Pellegrino added.
Josh Kaseff, KU sophomore, also felt that the coach’s visit to KU Hillel was very inspirational. “We see and hear about Coach Beaty on TV, but it was really cool to meet him in such a personal setting and to learn about his past experiences. I am proud to be a Jayhawk and I look forward to seeing the transformation of the KU football team under Coach Beaty’s leadership—he has a lot to offer our University,” Kaseff said.
KU Hillel strives to bring influential people on KU’s campus to Hillel. In year’s past, Hillel has brought Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, KU’s Basketball Coach Bill Self, and the past Director of Student Involvement and Leadership Center, Reuben Perez.