Georgia tight ends/special teams coordinator Shane Beamer grew up around college football, considering his dad, Frank, coached 29 years at Virginia Tech before retiring following the 2015 season.
Shane played for the Hokies and later joined his father’s coaching staff before he had a chance to join the Bulldogs’ staff after Kirby Smart came on board to lead UGA.
So it is entirely appropriate that their relationship is at the heart of a Father’s Day Feature video released Sunday by the University of Georgia athletics department.
“I’ve been around a lot of coaches that changed with success, a lot of people that changed with success, and he hasn’t,” Shane Beamer says of his father in the video. “He hasn’t changed from the day he got the Virginia Tech job to now and the way he goes about his everyday life and the way he treats people in his day-to-day life.”
Frank Beamer has a lot of time now on his hands, and it sounds like a good bit of time will be watching his son coach in Athens.
“Georgia has always been a place that I thought the expectations are high, but the possibilities are high too,” Frank Beamer said on the video. “It’s a great state for recruiting, they play in a great conference, they have great fan support. Putting all those things together, working for a good guy at a great university, a guy I think you can certainly learn from and so forth, we were pulling for this and I’m glad it worked out for him.”