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Virginia Tech announces extension for Frank Beamer

By Tom Fornelli | Staff Writer
Frank Beamer is set to begin his 28th season at Virginia Tech.
Frank Beamer is set to begin his 28th season at Virginia Tech. (USATSI)

Beamer Ball has been played at Virginia Tech for a while, and it appears it's going to stick around for a bit longer.

The school announced a two-year contract extension for Frank Beamer Wednesday, with his new deal keeping him in Blacksburg through the 2019 season.

“As I've stated numerous times, the only job I desire is right here at Virginia Tech,” said Beamer in the official release. “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.”

When Beamer and the Hokies take the field against William & Mary Saturday it will mark the beginning of his 28th season at the helm of Virginia Tech football. In 27 years the Hokies have gone 266-132-4, with those 266 wins being the most of any coach in school history. Beamer has also won seven conference titles with the Hokies (four in the ACC, three in the Big East), with the last coming in 2010.

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