Greensboro, NC -- Former Guilford College standout Santes (san-TEES) Beatty joined the Quakers' athletics staff as the football team's new receivers coach Monday. He will aid Mike Ketchum, who enters his 14th year as Guilford's head coach.
Beatty, a native of Raeford, NC, attended Guilford from 1993 to 1997 after graduating from Hoke County High School. He worked extensively with Guilford's Office of Campus Life after he graduated with a degree in sociology. Beatty served as the Director of African American Affairs and Multicultural Services from 1998-2004. In addition to working with the football team, he serves as Guilford's Africana Retention Coordinator in the Campus Life Office.
During his first two years at Guilford, Beatty played quarterback for the football team. He led the 1994 unit to a school record-tying eight victories while passing for 1,500 yards and 13 touchdowns. His five rushing touchdowns helped him rank third on the team with 30 points. He received Second Team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) honors for his performance.
His 1994 campaign ranks among the most prolific in Guilford's history as an NCAA Division III school. For his career, Beatty stands among Guilford's NCAA Division III career leaders in pass attempts (321), completions (129), completion percentage (46.6%), yards (1,759), passing touchdowns (14), and total touchdowns (20).
Ketchum returns 34 letter winners from last season's 2-8 team. The ODAC's coaches picked Guilford sixth in their preseason poll. The Quakers' season opener is September 11 at Methodist.