Coastal Carolina hires NC State OC Tim Beck as coach

Troy cruises to win over Coastal Carolina in Chadwell's last game (1:49)

Troy captures the Sun Belt title with a big win over Coastal Carolina, Jamey Chadwell's last game with the Chanticleers. (1:49)

Coastal Carolina has hired Tim Beck to replace the departing Jamey Chadwell, the school announced Sunday.

Beck, the offensive coordinator at NC State, was finalizing a five-year contract that will pay him nearly $1 million per year, sources told ESPN. That contract will include strong incentives for performance, much like Chadwell's deal had.

Beck is a longtime offensive coordinator and playcaller who has served as an assistant coach at some of college football's top programs, including Texas, Ohio State and Nebraska.

He replaces Chadwell, who agreed to a seven-year deal to become Liberty's coach. Chadwell had turned Coastal Carolina into one of the country's top Group of 5 programs, going 31-6 the past three seasons.

Beck said in a statement that he understands what Coastal Coastal has accomplished and how expectations for success have risen the past three seasons.

"I fully embrace the expectations for how we will run this program each and every day," he said.

Sources told ESPN that the quick timeline to hire Beck comes from Coastal Carolina officials preparing extensively in each of the past two years to replace Chadwell. By digging in on candidates, school officials did not have to hire a search firm and were able to move swiftly.

Beck comes to Coastal Carolina with a strong offensive résumé. He has coached numerous top quarterbacks in college football, recruiting Todd Reesing to Kansas and tutoring Joe Burrow in his early years at Ohio State, Sam Ehlinger at Texas and J.T. Barrett at Ohio State. Most recently, Beck worked with Devin Leary, who was one of the country's most productive quarterbacks in 2021, when he threw for 35 touchdowns and five interceptions.

At Nebraska, Beck was a finalist for the Broyles Award in 2012 and 2013. Coastal Carolina would be Beck's first FBS head-coaching job, but he was a high school head coach at three schools for nine seasons.

Beck, 56, brings some familiarity with Coastal Carolina; his daughter, Haylie, played volleyball at the school.

He also is familiar with Joe Moglia, Coastal Carolina's former coach who now serves as the school's chair of athletics/executive director for football/executive adviser for the president. Beck was an assistant coach at Nebraska when Moglia left the business world and spent two years at the school as an off-field assistant to break back into coaching.

"I have known Tim since my return to coaching 13 years ago at Nebraska. He is an excellent coach and coordinator, and has always had the best interest of his players, coaches, and school at heart," Moglia said in a statement. "I take a lot of pride in what our program has accomplished in the last 10 years. Tim will do a great job of building on that."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.