Tech extends Beamer's contract

The Virginia Tech Athletics Department announced on Friday the extension of head football coach Frank Beamer’s contract through Dec. 31, 2016.

Beamer’s contract had been set to expire on Dec. 31, 2012.

“I appreciate Virginia Tech’s confidence in me leading this program,” said Beamer, who is entering his 24th season heading up the Virginia Tech football program. “I believe that continuity has led to the consistency in our program, and we hope for even better days ahead.”

Negotiations for the compensation package will begin in January of 2012 to be effective with the start of the contract extension.

“I am very pleased that Frank Beamer will lead our football program the next seven years,” Tech athletics director Jim Weaver said. “He has led the Hokies to unprecedented heights, including 17 straight bowl games and six consecutive 10-win seasons.”
 
 

Edited by Chris Graham. Chris can be reached at freepress2@ntelos.net.


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