September 3, 2011
Beamer signs new contract
Agreement carries through 2016 season

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Jim Weaver announced Saturday that Frank Beamer has signed a new contract as the Hokies’ head football coach.

“I am very pleased that head football coach Frank Beamer has signed a new contract with the university that will take us through the 2016 season,” Weaver said. “Frank has done an outstanding job in his 24 years at Virginia Tech and we look forward to his continued leadership as we strive to win a national championship.”

Beamer is entering his 25th season at the Tech helm where he has compiled a 198-95-2 record. His 240-118-4 overall record over 30 seasons as a collegiate head coach ranks him second behind Joe Paterno in wins among active NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision coaches. Beamer’s 240 career wins currently rank him ninth in all-time victories by FBS coaches.

“I have a tremendous appreciation for this great university and the confidence the people here have shown in me,” Beamer said. “I will continue to do my best to lead this program in a successful direction.”

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