The University of Kansas Head Football Coach David Beaty speaks to the Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce during its annual dinner on March 4. Beaty shared insights on rebuilding KU’s football program. KU announced the hiring of Beaty, a former wide receiver coach and offensive coordinator at Texas A&M and at KU, last December. Beaty will be tasked with rebuilding the faltering Jayhawk football program. Last year, the Jayhawks lost all but one game.

The University of Kansas Head Football Coach David Beaty speaks to the Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce during its annual dinner on March 4. Beaty shared insights on rebuilding KU’s football program. KU announced the hiring of Beaty, a former wide receiver coach and offensive coordinator at Texas A&M and at KU, last December. Beaty will be tasked with rebuilding the faltering Jayhawk football program. Last year, the Jayhawks lost all but one game.

More than 115 people attended the annual chamber dinner at Mildale Farm on March 4. David Beaty,  head football coach at the University of Kansas, served as guest speaker.
Beaty talked about earning the trust of constituents, or in his case, players, fans, the university, and the state.
Beaty said everything starts with the premise of, yes, we can do it.
“Now let’s figure out how. Building a program to last, not something that’s just for a short time, which means you make the right decisions for long term success.”
“I think Coach Beaty’s message fit well with where the chamber is at this point in time, Jason Camis, Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce President, said. “There’s no miracle answer to fix what has gone wrong. The bottom line is we have work to do, and it takes a team approach to accomplish building something significant and worthwhile.”
Camis said the business community in southwest Johnson County is all on the same time, and it’s time to get to work.
“I think in general it’s a great opportunity to celebrate business in our communities,” Camis said. “While nothing is set in stone, next year we plan to bring back awards for businesses and individuals to further recognize the great stuff happening in our towns.”