Who is Chris Beard’s wife? His love life detailed

Chris Beard’s time as the head coach of the University of Texas basketball team may end prematurely after he was arrested on domestic assault charges. The University of Texas offered Beard a seven-year contract paying Beard more than $5 million per year after the coach led Texas Tech to the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Game. 

A clause in Beard’s contract empowers the administration to fire Beard for conduct that reflects poorly on the university system, school, program, or coach. At the time of writing, the administration has suspended Beard. “The university takes matters of interpersonal violence involving members of its community seriously,” the school said.

Beard and Leslie likely met at McCullough High School. The pair married on 31st August 1996 and welcomed three daughters: Avery, Ella, and Margo. On 16th September 2019, Beard wished Ella a happy birthday via Twitter:

“Happy 17th birthday to my one of a kind daughter Ella. ‘Choose to chance the RAPIDS & dare to dance the skies.’ You Rock. I love you.”

It’s unclear when Beard and Leslie divorced. Leslie runs a jewelry shop dubbed SPACE by Leslie Beard. The outlet also sells household goods, beauty products, and pet products. 

According to ESPN, the Austin Police Department responded to a disturbance call at Chris’s residence in the early hours of 12th November 2022. Police officers arrested Chris and booked him at the Travis County jail on a charge of assault on a family or household member in which their breath was impeded. 

The American-Statesman reports that the victim of the alleged crime told police that she is Chris’s fiancee, and they’ve dated for six years. She said Beard became violent after she broke his glasses during an argument. 

“He choked me, bit me, bruises all over my leg, throwing me around and going nuts,” the woman told police. She added that Chris choked her from behind, preventing her from breathing for about five seconds. Beard told authorities he had audio recordings proving he wasn’t the primary aggressor. 

The Associated Press doesn’t identify victims of violence without their consent. We suspect that the accuser is Chris’s girlfriend, Randi Trew. Randi played volleyball at Texas Tech and is a high-school volleyball coach. Chris talked to NBC Sport about Randi:

“My girlfriend now is a high-school volleyball coach, and I tell her that her season is just the same as mine. It’s all relative. When she has a big game it’s just like if we’re playing Texas or Baylor. When you’re a competitor and you’re in competition, the level doesn’t matter.”

Court documents show that Beard posted a $10,000 bond. The magistrate judge ordered him not to threaten the accuser, to stay 200 yards away from the residence, and not to possess a firearm. Chris faces two to ten years in prison if found guilty. 

However, his attorney, Perry Minton, told the American-Statesman that the accuser intends to withdraw the complaint:

“He should never have been arrested. The complainant wants him released immediately and all charges dismissed. It is truly inconceivable.”