News is breaking out of Blacksburg that legendary Hokies football coach Frank Beamer may be retiring at the end of the 2015 season.
Source: #VirginiaTech Frank Beamer has told his staff that he's retiring after the season, scheduled to meet with the team this afternoon.— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) November 1, 2015
Beamer has been Tech's head coach since 1987, and won 275 games in his time at the helm. His 1999 team, led by Michael Vick, was 11-0 before losing to Florida State in the national title game in the Sugar Bowl.
In recent years, the Hokies have slipped from that lofty perch. After eight consecutive seasons with double-digit wins, Tech has not had more than 8 wins since 2011.
No successor was immediately named. VPISU becomes the ninth program to have a definite head coaching void at the end of the year, and the second in the ACC Coastal Division.
ACC writer Mark Schlabach has confirmed the earlier reports.
#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
So has the university and the athletic department.
A grateful university and #Hokies everywhere tip our hats to Frank Beamer! RELEASE https://t.co/i1R5Sgqvab pic.twitter.com/0vp99DuVDB— VT Football (@VT_Football) November 1, 2015