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Frank Beamer Receives 2-Year Contract Extension with VT

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:08:00 +0000

Geoff Burke/Getty Images(BLACKSBURG, Va.) -- Virginia Tech extended head football coach Frank Beamer's contract through January 1, 2019 on Wednesday.

“We are pleased to be in a position to present Coach Beamer with this contract extension,” Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock said. “Announcing before our home opener serves as a tangible show of support for the winningest coach in college football who does it the right way, continues our positive momentum in recruiting, and signals the stability of leadership in our program. His stamp on our football program, and our institution, is indelible. This well-deserved extension is a reward for 27 tremendous years, certainly, but also is based upon my observations and work with him these past seven months. His integrity and work ethic is even better than advertised and he still has that competitive fire and wants to move Virginia Tech forward. I believe in him and support him, his staff, and our team. We look forward to a successful 2014 season and beyond.”

During Beamer's 27 seasons in Blacksburg, he has 266 wins -- the most of any active coach in the FBS. Beamer has also led the Hokies to 21 consecutive bowl appearances, six BCS appearancs, four ACC titles, three Big East titles, and a trip to the national championship game.

"As I've stated numerous times, the only job I desire is right here at Virginia Tech," Beamer said in a statement. "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."

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