Frank Beamer signs new contract

Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer has signed a new contract that will take him through the 2016 season, the school announced on its website this afternoon.

From the release:

“I am very pleased that head football coach Frank Beamer has signed a new contract with the university that will take us through the 2016 season,” AD Jim Weaver said in a prepared statement. “Frank has done an outstanding job in his 24 years at Virginia Tech and we look forward to his continued leadership as we strive to win a national championship.”

Beamer is entering his 25th season at the Tech helm where he has compiled a 198-95-2 record. His 240-118-4 overall record over 30 seasons as a collegiate head coach ranks him second behind Joe Paterno in wins among active NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision coaches. Beamer’s 240 career wins currently rank him ninth in all-time victories by FBS coaches.

“I have a tremendous appreciation for this great university and the confidence the people here have shown in me,” Beamer said. “I will continue to do my best to lead this program in a successful direction."