Frank Beamer, the head coach of the Virginia Tech Hokies football team, has reportedly announced his intention to retire at the end of the 2015 season. Frank Beamer has been the HC at VPI for the last 29 seasons, and is currently the winningest active FBS coach in the NCAA, holding a record 234-120-2.
#Hokies will announce Frank Beamer is retiring at end of this season around 2:15 p.m. ET. Beamer met with coaches this a.m. — Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) November 1, 2015
Official release from Virginia Tech on Frank Beamer's retirement: pic.twitter.com/hTFZn8p5po — Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) November 1, 2015
Beyond Beamer's wins & titles, his greatest achievement was helping VT recover from 2007 shootings. He spoke to grieving parents and others — Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) November 1, 2015
During his tenure Coach Beamer has lead the Hokies to substantial success. In 1999 he engineered the Hokies to an undefeated regular season and an appearance in the 1999 BCS Championship game. Additionally he saw the Hokies through eight consecutive ten win seasons from 2004 - 2011.
The report comes from an a source of anonymity, but a formal announcement is expected later today.
Gobbler Country joins the rest of Hokie nation in celebrating the achievements of the legendary coach, and will keep you posted with the latest information as more is revealed.
The official announcement came from Hokie Sports this afternoon.