Virginia Tech running backs coach and associate head coach Shane Beamer was a finalist for the Florida Atlantic head coaching job, according to Pete Roussel of CoachingSearch.com.
Beamer, 36, has interviewed for head coaching jobs before. He did so at Richmond after the 2011 season when the Spiders hired Danny Rocco.
The younger Beamer has spent three seasons with Virginia Tech after a decade in the SEC. He had full-time assistant jobs as a cornerbacks/running backs coach at Mississippi State (2004-06) and linebackers/cornerbacks coach at South Carolina (2007-10) prior to coming to Virginia Tech.