Saturday was a big day in the history of Virginia Tech athletics, as longtime football coach Frank Beamer coached his final home game at the school. Beamer, who’s been at the helm in Blacksburg for 29 seasons and led the football program to achievements that had not been realized in the years prior to his hiring.
Be it the many wins, conference championships in the Big East and ACC and a trip to the BCS National Championship Game in 2000, Beamer took a regional program and turned it into one worthy of national respect. And with that being the case many have taken steps to thank Beamer as he coaches the final games of his career, including Virginia Tech basketball coach Buzz Williams.
After coaching the first half in his usual suit Williams returned to the Cassell Coliseum court in a long-sleeved shirt with Beamer’s image on the front. Included on the shirt were the words “Frank Beamer Home Grown Legend,” as Beamer also played football at Virginia Tech.
Pretty cool gesture by Williams to pay homage to the man who not only impacted the Virginia Tech football program but the school as a whole. On the court Virginia Tech moved to 2-1 on the season with a 76-52 win over VMI.