Almost a year after being fired at Illinois, coach Tim Beckman has found another job.
According to the News-Gazette, Beckman has joined the North Carolina staff as a volunteer assistant with the defensive staff. North Carolina officials confirmed the report.
Beckman was fired last August after an external review into allegations found he discouraged players from reporting injuries. At the time, athletic director Mike Thomas stated that Beckman was terminated “based on the health and well-being of our student-athletes” and that “the findings don’t reflect the culture we are building with Illinois athletics.” Thomas was fired months later.
Beckman, who went 12-25 overall with the Illini and 4-20 in Big Ten, denied the allegations.
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