Virginia Tech announces two-year extension for coach Frank Beamer
The extension runs through January 1, 2019.
Beamer, 66, is entering his 28th season in charge of the Hokies and has compiled more wins (266) than any other active FBS coach. During Beamer's tenure, the Hokies have made a bowl game in 21 consecutive seasons, won seven conference titles and reached the national championship game (1999).
“As I’ve stated numerous times, the only job I desire is right here at Virginia Tech,” Beamer said. “My passion and commitment have been further energized with the arrivals of President (Tim) Sands and Whit Babcock and the leadership and vision they provide. I am appreciative of the confidence they continue to show in me and our football program. I can honestly tell you that our program currently stands atop a rock-solid foundation. This coaching staff is the best I’ve ever had. We’ve had an influx of talented, young student-athletes into our program and we’re hard at work recruiting more just like them. So, I’m confident in the character and talent of our coaches, players and support staff. Then, you see this impressive, state-of-the-art indoor practice facility on its way up, which shows the continuing dedication from this university, its people and our fans, and our future can only be bright. I’m proud of where we’ve been, and I’m extremely excited about where we’re going.”
The Hokies, who went 8-5 in 2013, open the upcoming season Saturday at home against William and Mary.
Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples and Martin Rickman analyze the ACC entering the 2014 season.
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