Beamer ball coming to Georgia


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After spending five season as the associate head coach and running backs coach at Virginia Tech, Shane Beamer has joined Kirby Smart’s staff at the University of Georgia.

Beamer, who is the son of long time Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer, will serve as the Bulldogs special teams coordinator and tight ends coach.

Prior to joining the Hokies staff, Beamer served as an assistant coach at South Carolina (2007-10) and Mississippi State (2004-06).  He also held graduate assistant positions at Tennessee (2001-03) and Georgia Tech (2000). At South Carolina, Beamer coordinated the special teams and coached outside linebackers.  His 2009 special teams unit blocked five kicks, tying for the SEC lead and ranking eighth in the nation.  In his final two years in Columbia, Beamer also served as recruiting coordinator.