Sep 7, 2013; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies head coach Frank Beamer watches warm ups before the start of the game against the Western Carolina Catamounts at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
Frank Beamer has had a whole lot of success in his career at Virginia Tech and definitely will go down as one of the greatest head coaches of all-time no matter when he retires. Beamer is already the active wins leader at the FBS level and has one of the highest wins total in the history of college football.
Today is also the 100th anniversery of Alabama coach Bear Bryant so the Orlando Sentinel decided to rank to top 50 coaches in the history of college football in honor of Bryant. The top 50 included plenty of active and retired head coaches that have and haven’t won national championships.
Unsurprisingly, Frank Beamer made the top 50 and came it at number 23 on the list. Here is the short quote from the article that takes a look at Beamer’s career.
"The Buzz: Beamer is the active leader and ranks No. 17 all-time in career wins at any NCAA level, posting a 216-102-2 record."
Of course, the Orlando Sentinel also forgets to mention the fact that Beamer has led the Hokies to 3 Big East titles, 4 ACC titles, and one national title appearance in the 2000 Sugar Bowl against Florida State. Beamer has also led the Hokies to 21 straight bowl appearances and has the impressive 216-102-2 record.
Beamer was also the fifth highest active coach on the list with only Alabama’s Nick Saban (#2), Ohio State’s Urban Meyer (#7), South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier (#12), and Kansas State’s Bill Snyder (#17) being the only active coaches ahead of him. Beamer is definitely one of the all-time greatest head coaches and his spot on this list is absolutely deserved.