Virginia Tech Head Coach Frank Beamer to Retire Following the 2015 Season

It is officially the end of a legendary career for the ACC’s most illustrious head coach.

Virginia Tech has announced that head football coach Frank Beamer’s 29th season in Blacksburg will be his last, as he has informed the athletic department of his plans to retire following the 2015 season. This, following a couple of hours of speculation on social media with a report first furnished by Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports in Arizona, and later confirmed by multiple media outlets.

Rumors had been swirling for weeks about the direction of the program, with the Hokies in the middle of another disappointing season, as they have fought injuries and inconsistency en route to a 4-5 record over the season’s first nine games. With the victory against Boston College on Saturday afternoon, Tech snapped a two game losing streak as they improved to 2-3 in conference play, a far cry from the lofty expectations that the Hokies could perhaps be a big-time player in the Coastal Division race this season.

Despite the recent seasons of disappointment for the Hokies, Frank Beamer will be lauded in the coming weeks and months for his coaching ability and class that has characterized his entire career as the head coach at Virginia Tech. He is college football’s winningest active head coach with 277 career wins following his victory on Saturday against Boston College, and is 15th all-time in wins overall. He has won seven conference championships as the head coach (three in the Big East and four in the ACC), and has taken the Hokies to 22 straight bowl games, which is the longest active streak in college football.

Virginia Tech is the second school in the conference who will be looking for a new head coach after the season, joining the Miami Hurricanes following their dismissal of Al Golden last week. Hokies Director of Athletics, Whit Babcock, will now begin his coaching search, as he looks to replace a college football legend and bring Virginia Tech a new head coach for the first time since 1987.


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