Running backs coach Shane Beamer talked with Richmond about head coaching job but is staying put at Virginia Tech
“At the end of the day, I’ve got a great job at Virginia Tech,” he said. “We’ve got a lot of unfinished business in Blacksburg that I want to be a part of.”
Beamer, 34, who is nearing the end of his first season back at Virginia Tech, confirmed he talked with the Spiders about the position, which was held in interim by Wayne Lineburg this season after Latrell Scott resigned in August following his second DWI arrest.
CBS6 in Richmond is reporting that the school will announce Liberty’s Danny Rocco as the new coach this afternoon.
Beamer, the son of Hokies head coach Frank Beamer and a long snapper/receiver on the 1999 team that went to the national championship game, spent 10 years in the SEC as an assistant at Tennessee, Mississippi State and South Carolina.
He rejoined the Hokies last February in a reshuffling of the coaching staff, named running backs coach and associate head coach. The former recruiting coordinator at South Carolina has been a boost to Tech’s recruiting efforts as well.