Shane Beamer, associate head coach and running backs coach at Virginia Tech the last five years, has been named special teams coordinator and tight ends coach at the University of Georgia according to an announcement Tuesday by UGA head coach Kirby Smart.
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.
Beamer, son of long time Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer, was a wide receiver and long snapper with the Hokies from 1995-99.