Published: Mon, January 22, 2018
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Sooners hire Georgia's Shane Beamer as 10th assistant

Sooners hire Georgia's Shane Beamer as 10th assistant

Oklahoma's football program has hired a new assistant coach.

Beamer is the son of legendary Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer and has been with the Bulldogs since 2016.

Shane Beamer, 40, will reportedly be an assistant coach to the offense. Unlike Georgia who has no assistant head coaches and just three traditional coordinators, Oklahoma does things very differently.

That's according to a report from ESPN's Chris Low, who says the former Bulldog will help assist coach Lincoln Riley with the offensive game plan on a week-to-week basis. He was a wide receiver from 1995-99. But if Beamer has any desire to be a head coach like his father one day, this move does make sense. He started out as a graduate assistant at Georgia Tech. From 2007-10, Beamer coached safeties at SC, and he was nominated for the Frank Broyles Award as the nation's top assistant coach in 2009.

Beamer said in a statement he did not share the information and it was not used in Virginia Tech's game against the Demon Deacons. Beamer was in Blacksburg, Va. from 2011-15 before leaving for Georgia.

Not all Georgia tight end commits are mad about the reported departure of Bulldogs assistant Shane Beamer.

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