VT's Frank Beamer Gets Contract Extension

Blacksburg - Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock announced a two-year contract extension Wednesday for Hokies head football coach Frank Beamer.The extension is through January 1st of 2019 for Beamer, who's beginning his 28th season. Babcock says announcing before the home opener serves as a tangible show of support for the winningest coach in college football who does it the right way. Babcock says Beamer's integrity and work ethic are even better than advertised and he still has that competitive fire. Beamer is the winningest active coach in the FBS with 266 career wins. Under Beamer, Tech football has enjoyed unprecedented success with 21 consecutive bowl appearances, four ACC titles, five ACC Coastal Division crowns, three Big East Conference titles, six BCS appearances, two "major" bowl victories and a trip to the national championship game.Under Beamer, the Hokies have finished in the Top 20 in 16 of the past 21 seasons, including four top-10 finishes during the last 10 years.