Frank Beamer's 25 Years

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  • Born in Mt. Airy, NC

    Frank Beamer was born in Mt. Airy, North Carolina to Raymond Beamer and Herma Allen
  • Starts as cornerback for Virginia Tech

    Beamer started as cornerback for the Hokies from 1966 until 1968. He played in the Liberty Bowls of '66 and '68.
  • College coaching career begins

    Beamer started his college coaching career as a graduate assistant at Maryland.
  • Begins coaching at The Citadel

    Beamer was assistant coach at The Citadel from 1973 until 1976. He spent 1976 through 1978 as defensive coordinator.
  • Begins coaching at Murray State

    Beamer was defensive coordinator at Murray State in 1979 and 1980.
  • Gains first head coaching position

    Beamer worked as head coach at Murray State from 1981 to 1986.
  • First win as head coach at Murray State

    Beamer's first game as head coach at Murray State ended with a win. 37-23 over Southeast Missouri.
  • Hired as head coach at Virginia Tech

    Beamer was hired as head coach at Virginia Tech in late 1986.
  • Coaches his first game at Virginia Tech

    Beamer coaches his first game at Virginia Tech and loses to Clemson.
  • First win as head coach at Virginia Tech

    Beamer won his first game as head coach at Virginia Tech, defeating Navy, 31-11.
  • Wins the 50th game of his career

    Beamer gains his 50th win over West Virginia, 12-10.
  • Coaches his first bowl game.

    Beamer coached Virginia Tech in the Independence Bowl against Indiana. The Hokies defeated Indiana, 45-20.
  • Wins the 100th game of his career.

    Beamer wins his 100th game over East Carolina, 35-14.
  • Appears in his only national title game

    Beamer makes his first and only national title appearance with the Hokies. Virginia Tech was defeated by Florida State in the Sugar Bowl, 46-29.
  • Defeats a top five team

    Beamer defeatsed his first and only top five team in 2003. The Hokies won over No. 2 Miami, 31-7.
  • Wins the 200th game of his career

    Beamer gains his 200th win over Ohio, 28-7.
  • Wins his first BCS bowl

    Beamer wins the Orange Bowl against Cincinnati, 20-7.
  • Beamer starts his 25th season with Virginia Tech

    Beamer will coach the first game of his 25th season with the Hokies on September 3.
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    Frank Beamer's 25 Years

    This timeline displays milestones in Frank Beamer's life and football career.