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Frank Beamer wins inaugural Paterno Award

Posted on: December 20, 2010 12:32 pm
Edited on: December 20, 2010 12:41 pm
Posted by Chip Patterson

Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer has taken pride in building a successful program both on and off the field.  His accomplishments in 2010 may have been overshadowed by Maryland's Ralph Friedgen in the eyes of the conference [ENTER SOLAR ECLIPSE JOKE HERE], but Beamer is receiving his recognition on the national level.  

The Hokies head coach was announced on Monday as the recipient of the inaugural Joseph V. Paterno Coach of the Year Award.  The award is "designed to honor the spirit of Penn State head coach Joe Paterno, whose long-time success on the field has been matched only by his impact away from it." 

“This award is extremely special, No. 1 because of the coach’s name on it, a guy that I have deeply admired for many years and appreciate very much his impact on college football,” Beamer said in a release from the school. “And secondly, because of what it stands for. Academics and involvement in the community are things that I have strived hard to provide, along with a winning football program. I am very appreciative that other people recognize that.”

Beamer's on-field accomplishments have been well-documented.  He is the only FBS coach to win 10 games in each of the last seven seasons.  Since joining the ACC in 2004, Virginia Tech has won the conference championship four times, including running the table in 2010.  After starting the season with two losses in five days, Beamer helped orchestrate one of the most impressive winning streaks in recent ACC history.  After tearing through 11 wins and an ACC Championship, the Hokies now prepare to face Stanford in the Orange Bowl on January 3.

Since: Nov 6, 2007
Posted on: December 21, 2010 3:13 am

Frank Beamer wins inaugural Paterno Award

@tarheelscum  And your life accomplishments have been what?  Sheesh, if you can't say something good about this type of award then shut the F up!!!

Since: Sep 13, 2009
Posted on: December 20, 2010 8:54 pm

Frank Beamer wins inaugural Paterno Award

though it is nice of UNC to build a bigger stadium so we can come down and fill it up for you.

Since: Sep 13, 2009
Posted on: December 20, 2010 8:53 pm

Frank Beamer wins inaugural Paterno Award

Beamer's off the field work completely overshadows many other coaches. Plus he doesn't hire nannys and tutors, have agents come to parties, and blame everyone else as to why and how his players receive improper benefits.

Since: Jan 6, 2008
Posted on: December 20, 2010 3:41 pm

Frank Beamer wins inaugural Paterno Award

Well I have no idea about what he did off the field honestly, but on the field, I know he lost to team from the FCS. This was a team that was talented enough to go undefeated, and it lost to James Madison. There were several quality coaching jobs throughout the country without such blemishes.

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