University of Texas head football Coach Tom Herman filled a key role in his coaching staff on Tuesday by hiring former Ohio State Co-Offensive Coordinator Tim Beck. Beck brings significant experience to the role, as the 50-year old held the same position at Nebraska under Bo Pelini (2011-2014) and at Ohio State under Urban Meyer (2015-2016). Beck was promoted to Co-Offensive Coordinator for the Buckeyes when Tom Herman left the Ohio State staff to take the head coaching job at Houston in 2015.

The Youngstown, Ohio native worked his way through the high school level in Florida, Arizona, and Texas. Beck made stops at RL Turner High School, and Mansfield Summit in the Dallas-Fort Worth area before moving to the college level.

He got his first major break as a member of Mark Mangino’s staff at The University of Kansas. Beck started as the wide receivers coach in Lawrence, and he was promoted to passing game coordinator in 2007, which was the year the Jayhawks went 12-1 and won the Orange Bowl.

Head coach Tom Herman expressed his excitement at Beck’s coming aboard in Austin to take control of the Longhorns’ offense.

“I'm so excited to have Tim joining our staff and running our offense," Herman said. "He's a guy I've known and respected for a long time. Not only is he a coach that is highly thought of in our business, but he's an unbelievable person who does a tremendous job developing players, building relationships, working with a staff, recruiting — everything you're looking for as a head coach in an assistant. And on top of all of the great success he's had coaching across the country, he also spent several years coaching high school football in our great state. He'll be a tremendous addition to our staff."

Beck issued the following statement regarding his reunion with Tom Herman and return to the state of Texas as a football coach:

"I'm extremely excited to be coming back to the state of Texas and working with a program that I've always hoped and dreamed I could one day be a part of," Beck said. "I know first-hand from my high school coaching days here that the passion of the fans, love for football and the way the state embraces it on the high school and college levels are just unbelievable. There is no place like Texas, and I've always considered The University of Texas as the pinnacle of that, and what a great opportunity to be in this position while working with a great head coach in Tom Herman. He's energetic, smart, innovative, has a great plan, and he's put together an awesome staff. I can't tell you how excited I am to get started."