Shane Beamer, who played a key role in elevating South Carolina's recruiting over the past three years, is leaving the Gamecocks' staff to join his father, Frank Beamer, at Virginia Tech.Coach Spurrier...look no further than Mr. Jon Fabris. Trust us on this one.
The younger Beamer had served as the Gamecocks' recruiting coordinator since the conclusion of the 2008 season. He'd also coached safeties, Spur linebackers, cornerbacks, outside linebackers and special teams at different points during his four seasons in Columbia. At Virginia Tech, he will coach running backs.
"I'm extremely excited about the opportunity to return to Virginia Tech," said Beamer, who was the Hokies' long snapper when he played for his father. "I've been gone 11 years and during that time I've been around a number of great coaches and great programs and had the opportunity to learn a lot. Now, I look forward to returning to Blacksburg and helping Virginia Tech continue to win championships."
Spurrier said his emphasis in replacing Beamer will be finding the best special teams coach he can find.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Ol' Ball Coach loses Beamer
Just hours after getting the signature of the nation's number one player, Spurrier and South Carolina announced that Shane Beamer will be leaving Columbia to join his father at Virginia Tech.