Net worth: UALR’s Beard lives to coach basketball

Posted: March 8, 2016 at 5:45 a.m.

UALR Coach Chris Beard has achieved quite a bit in his fi rst season with the program. The 43-year-old guided the Trojans to their first Sun Belt Conference regular-season title and a school-record 27 victories heading into this week’s conference tournament, in which UALR is the top seed for the first time.

UALR Coach Chris Beard has achieved quite a bit in his fi rst season with the program. The 43-year-old guided the Trojans to their first Sun Belt Conference regular-season title and a school-record 27 victories heading into this week’s conference tournament, in which UALR is the top seed for the first time.

Vic Trilli got the phone call he had been waiting for in June 1997. After almost a decade as an assistant at the University of Texas, Trilli was set to become head coach at North Texas, his first chance to lead a program by himself.

UALR Coach Chris Beard (left) talks to Lis Shoshi during the Trojans 58-57 victory over Louisiana-Monroe on Jan. 9. Beard and the Trojans are two vict...

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