Frank Beamer

by Himanshu 28 Feb,2023
Frank Beamer
Body Stats
Weight in KG 86 kg
Personal Info
  • Father Raymond Beamer
  • Relationship Status married
  • No. of Twitter Followers 6,300
  • First Name Franklin
  • Father Nationality American
  • Mother Herma Beamer
  • Wikipedia
  • Property Status house
  • Last Name Beamer
  • Birth Name Franklin Mitchell Beamer
  • Net Worth $10 million
  • Mother Nationality American
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Twitter
  • Siblings Barnett Beamer
  • Married to Cheryl Oakley
  • Birth Country United States
  • No. of Siblings 1
  • Past married if any No
  • Famous Name Frank Beamer
  • Children Shane Beamer, Casey Beamer
  • Divorce No
  • Career Earnings $30 million
  • Horoscope Libra
  • House Location Blacksburg
  • House Price $2.2 million
  • Date October 18
  • Nationality American
  • Affair with
  • Ethnicity White
  • Girlfriend No
  • Awards Three times Big East Coach of the Year
  • Current City Blacksburg, Virginia
  • Religion Christians
  • Profession Retired american football coach, Player
  • Famous for American football coach
  • Started career as Football Player
  • University attended Virginia Tech
  • Graduated year 1969

Frank Beamer is a retired American football coach and former player. He is known for working as the coach for the Virginia Tech Hokies from 1985 until 2015. 

Frank wanted to start his career as an American football player but eventually worked as a coach. He was one of the longest-tenured active coaches in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. Beamer attended Hillsville High School in Virginia, where he was an all-state football player.

Franklin's Net Worth: Contracts and Real Estate

Frank Beamer, the retired American football coach, has an estimated net worth of around $10 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. His career earnings as a coach are reported to be over $30 million, primarily from his successful tenure at Virginia Tech Hokies.

Beamer's income came primarily from his salary as a college football coach. During his time at Virginia Tech, he was one of the highest-paid coaches in the country, earning a salary of over $3 million per year towards the end of his career.

Frank Frank Beamer worked as the head coach for more than two decades SOURCE: Getty Images

In addition to his salary, Beamer also earned income from public speaking engagements. 

He has served as a television analyst for ESPN and the ACC Network since retiring from coaching, which likely contributes to his ongoing income.

In 2015, Virginia Tech offered Frank Beamer a $9 million contract extension that would have kept him as head coach of the football team for an additional three years. However, Beamer ultimately decided to reject the offer and retire at the end of the 2015 season.

Real Estate and Mansions

Frank Beamer's former 8,800-square-foot mansion in Blacksburg, Virginia was a stunning property that he first purchased in 1998. The home is located on a large plot of land and featured six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and a range of high-end amenities, including a pool, a sauna, and a home theater.

Over the years, Beamer made several upgrades to the home, including the addition of a custom-built wine cellar and a large outdoor entertaining area.

FrankFrank Beamer's 8800-square-foot Blacksburg Mansion which he sold for $2.2M, 2019 SOURCE:

He also had a separate building constructed on the property that housed his extensive collection of Virginia Tech memorabilia.

When Beamer decided to retire from coaching in 2015, he put the property on the market for $2.5 million. The home ultimately sold for $2.2 million in 2016. It’s not for sure how much profit he made in selling that mansion.

Frank's Son Shane Beamer's Salary and Contract

Shane Beamer recently signed a five-year contract in early January 2023 with South Carolina which is worth around $33 million.

This contract has boosted his annual salary from $2.75 million to $6.125 million and has made him one of the highest-paid coaches in the United States. His salary is set to raise by $250,000 each year until the end of his contract duration.

Retirement and Post-retirement Works

Frank Beamer retired from coaching in 2015, at the age of 69. He finished his career with a record of 280 wins, 144 losses, and 4 ties.

He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2018 in recognition of his significant contributions to the sport.

However, Franklin didn't completely retire from coaching. He was appointed as a "Special Assistant to the Athletic Director" at Virginia Tech at an annual salary of $250,000 for the next 8 years.

VirginiaVirginia Tech Hokie's Head Coach, Frank Beamer, with his wife, Cheryl, during his announcement of retirement, 2015 SOURCE: The Roanoke Times

Since retiring, Beamer has remained involved in football as a television analyst and public speaker. He has also been active in philanthropic work, supporting various charities and causes.

Frank Beamer's career as a football coach spanned over four decades and included numerous accomplishments and accolades.

Following his retirement, Virginia Tech honored Beamer with several tributes and accolades. The school named the football stadium after him and also established a scholarship in his name.

Who is Frank Beamer Wife? Know His Wife, Children, and Married Life

Frank Beamer has been married to his wife, Cheryl, since 1972. They have two children together, Cassy Beamer, and Shane Beamer.

FrankFrank Beamer with his wife, Cheryl Oakley  SOURCE:

Shane Beamer is also a football coach and the current head coach at the University of South Carolina whereas Cassy Beamer is an Account Manager at Carolina Panthers.

Beamer’s Neck Issue

In 2004, Frank Beamer was diagnosed with a condition called Arnold-Chiari malformation, which is a structural defect in the brain and spinal cord. The condition caused Beamer to experience severe headaches and neck pain, which impacted his ability to perform his duties as a football coach.

After his diagnosis, Beamer underwent surgery to correct the issue. However, he struggled with his recovery, experiencing balance and mobility issues that made it difficult for him to walk and perform daily activities.

Despite these setbacks, Beamer remained committed to his coaching duties and continued to lead the Virginia Tech football team.

BeamerBeamer - before and after his Arnold-Chiari surgery SOURCE:

He even coached from the press box during some games to avoid the physical strain of being on the sidelines.

Over time, Beamer's condition improved, and he was eventually able to return to coaching on the sidelines. He has credited his family, faith, and medical team for helping him through this challenging period.

Despite his health issues, Beamer continued to coach at Virginia Tech until his retirement in 2015. He remains an inspiration to many in the football community for his determination and perseverance in the face of adversity.

Early Life and Career

He was born on October 18, 1946, in Mount Airy, North Carolina, to his parents, Herbie and Elizabeth Beamer. Beamer's father was a high school football coach and served as his initial inspiration for pursuing a career in football.

He then went on to attend Virginia Tech, where he played as a cornerback for the football team. Beamer's time as a player at Virginia Tech ended when he sustained a career-ending injury during his senior season.

BeamerBeamer in his early days playing football SOURCE:

His injury did not deter him from his passion for football, and he decided to pursue a coaching career instead.

Coaching Career

Frank Beamer's coaching career began in 1972 when the University of Maryland hired him as a graduate assistant coach. In 1973, he joined the staff at The Citadel as a defensive backs coach.

In 1979, Beamer got his first head coaching job at Murray State University. He then went on to coach at Virginia Tech for 29 years, from 1987 to 2015.

Beamer is best known for his time as the head coach of the Virginia Tech Hokies football team. He is credited with turning the team around from a struggling program to one of the most successful in college football history.

VirginiaFrank Beamer worked as the head coach of Virginia Tech Hokie.  SOURCE:

During his tenure, he led the Hokies to 23 consecutive bowl appearances and five Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) championships. He also coached the team to a national championship game appearance in 1999, where they lost to Florida State.

Beamer's coaching philosophy emphasized a strong defense and special teams, which became known as "Beamer Ball."

He was also known for his loyalty to Virginia Tech, turning down numerous job offers from other schools to remain with the Hokies. 

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