Wearing Helmet Sticker Virginia Tech Honors Frank Beamer


Virginia Tech will honor longtime head football coach Frank Beamer with a special helmet decal because of his retirement.

Beamer announced that he would retire at the end of the 2015 season on Nov. 1. The coach was on the Virginia Tech sidelines for 29-years. He has coached at Virginia Tech since 1987 and has led the Hokies to 22 straight winning seasons and bowl appearances.

The Hokies will don the stickers honoring Beamer’s time as head coach at the beginning with Thursday night’s game against Georgia Tech. The Hokies icon is the longest-tenured head coach in the on the Virginia Tech country with 234 career victories.

In the Thursday’s game Virginia Tech defeated Georgia Tech by 5–0 all time and it was the team’s first since Beamer announced he would retire at the end of the season.

The helmet sticker honors coach’s outstanding achievement with the seven stars showing his four ACC titles and three Big East titles at the time the image is taken from a photo after the Beamer’s finished the 1999 season undefeated. After that Beamer has been named the Big East Coach of the Year three times, in 1995, 1996, and 1999.

Frank Beamer started his college football journey as a cornerback for the Hokies. After retirement he returned to the team as a coach in 1987. As the Hokies head coach he achieved 234 wins and still work as the longest-tenured coach for the country.

The Hokies legend Beamer is the winningest and longest tenured active coach in NCAA Division I FBS. His “Beamer Ball” are the ultimate representations of Virginia Tech football and is the symbol of how much Beamer has meant to the program.

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