Georgia State interested in Shane Beamer, according to report

Georgia State has expressed an interest in talking to Virginia Tech’s Shane Beamer about its football coaching job, his father Frank, told the Newport News (Va.) Daily Press earlier today. Beamer said that Georgia State hasn’t asked for permission to talk to Shane.

Shane Beamer is the associate head coach and running backs coach for the Hokies, where he’s been the past two seasons working for Frank, the Hokies’ longtime coach.

He declined to say Monday if he was going to interview, saying he was focused on Saturday’s game against Virginia.

Georgia State declined to comment because it’s an ongoing coaching search. A call to Beamer’s agent hasn’t been returned.

Beamer, 35, has worked all over the South after playing and graduating from Virginia Tech in 1999. He started as a graduate assistant in Georgia Tech in 2000, before moving to Tennessee in 2001, where he earned a master’s in sport science in 2003. He spent three seasons at Mississippi State, first coaching cornerbacks for two years and then taking over running backs as well as becoming recruiting coordinator. He moved to South Carolina in 2007, where he coached outside linebackers and was co-special teams coordinator. He transitioned to cornerbacks in 2008, before taking over a variety of defensive duties as well as becoming special teams and recruiting coordinator (he recruited the metro Atlanta area) in 2009-10.

Beamer has developed a reputation as a strong recruiter, helping the Gamecocks sign several top-25 classes.

Georgia State athletic director Cheryl Levick has said she would prefer to hire someone with head-coaching experience and who is familiar with recruiting in the South.

She hired Parker Executive Search to assist with the hiring. She is looking for a coach because Bill Curry, the architect of Georgia State’s program, recently retired from coaching.

The Panthers struggled on and off the field under Curry. The team lost 10 of its 11 games this season, dropping its three-year record to 9-23. Attendance has steadily decreased from an average of 16,750 in 2010 to 12,312 this year.

However, the team practices in a state-of-the-art facility, plays in the Georgia Dome and is moving to the Sun Belt Conference, which plays on the FBS level, in 2013.

Georgia State officials had a meet and greet with Beamer when the team practiced on campus before the game at James Madison. He later wrote them a thank you note.

He is married with two children.

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55 comments Add your comment

GSUdpb

November 20th, 2012
6:03 pm

Yes, please.

YYYYEEEESSSS

November 20th, 2012
6:05 pm

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GSUtimes2

November 20th, 2012
6:06 pm

panama

November 20th, 2012
6:11 pm

Hope we’re not shopping with coupons in which case we have no shot at him or Lorenzo Ward

Go GSU

November 20th, 2012
6:26 pm

Dear Shane — Atlanta is a great city for you and your family!

chc4

November 20th, 2012
6:35 pm

There is a 0.0000003% chance Beamer would consider this job.

VaTechNation

November 20th, 2012
6:44 pm

Hes comin.. trust me. I am a friend of the family..

5150 UOAD

November 20th, 2012
6:48 pm

Not sure he is interested in that job…..
Can Derek Dooley take the job and enjoy his Tennessee money while not having to worry about losing another job?

5150 UOAD

November 20th, 2012
6:50 pm

Go GSU
November 20th, 2012
6:26 pm

Dear Shane — Atlanta is a great city for you and your family!
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What PART of the ATL do you live in?
Shane get the BIG money so you can live in Buckhead at the minimum distance or Sandy Springs to Alpharetta. You want NO PART of Living in Da ATL or sending your kids to any of the schools.

Moobs Johnson

November 20th, 2012
7:08 pm

June Jones or bust.

Paddy

November 20th, 2012
7:23 pm

If he can coach 1/2 as good as his dad, he would be great for GSU.

Rick James

November 20th, 2012
7:30 pm

No No No ..Houston Nutt!!

5150 UOAD

November 20th, 2012
7:34 pm

And the reason I say that is bc I have no money and live south Atlanta, so I just generalize about my own experience, and I completely disregard all the great parts if Atlanta.

Doug Roberson

November 20th, 2012
7:42 pm

Nutt isn’t a candidate

GSU freshman

November 20th, 2012
7:44 pm

please having fund raising now. We want to recruit top coach.

Michael Carvell

November 20th, 2012
7:58 pm

You would think they could get a pretty big name with head coaching experience in college or the NFL

Glsjunior

November 20th, 2012
8:01 pm

We happen to be in a year when there are about a million BCS openings.

Just A Thought!

November 20th, 2012
9:08 pm

How about Mike Bobo? Anyone ever give him a look?

12 yard bucket

November 20th, 2012
9:08 pm

The Sun Belt Conference is like the Southern Conference on steroids. Better hire someone good quick, be prepared to take some serious beatings for at least a couple of seasons. This conference is full of good head coaches right now, but will probably get robbed of a few before next season (Taggart @ WKU, Hudspeth @ ULL, Berry @ ULM, Mahlzon @ ASU?) Need someone who knows his way around Georgia…offense minded…what about Jeff Bower, formerly of Southern Miss (whom they stupidly forced out to bring in Ellis Johnson). Bower is from Roswell, GA, took USM to 10 bowl games his last 11 seasons. Guy can coach football. Call and see if he’s interested Doug.

spider

November 20th, 2012
9:08 pm

my vote is for derek dooley.

Lakerman

November 20th, 2012
9:32 pm

I said it more than once and will keep saying it – Glenn Spencer (co-DC at Oklahoma State). Lithia Springs native and former successful head coach at West Georgia

Please no more

November 20th, 2012
10:01 pm

People need to get over Derek Dooley. He has failed terribly at Tennessee. I assume people think he will be Vince. He will not be.

Doug, Nutt was rumored for months. What happened to confirm he is not a candidate?

GSU_MEX_ALUM

November 20th, 2012
10:19 pm

Doug: How do you know Nutt is not a candidate?

GStateBen

November 20th, 2012
10:19 pm

Mike Bobo has 5 kids and wifey is very happy in Athens. He should get a nice pay raise after having the most prolific offense in UGA history.

Lorenzo Ward is NOT a candidate for this job.

Hurt Kurbstreit

November 20th, 2012
10:46 pm

With all the talent in the state of GA there is no reason that GSU shouldn’t be able to develope a good football program. Curry was disapointing.

Usajags

November 20th, 2012
10:58 pm

This school, team, and fanbase is beyond pathetic. If you want a real school, a real team, and real fanbase then look no further than the USA Jags down here in Mobile, AL!

Go Jags!

Doug Roberson

November 20th, 2012
11:04 pm

I don’t believe GSU is interested in him.

[...] GSU reportedly interested in talking to Virginia Tech’s Shane Beamer [...]

Glsjunior

November 20th, 2012
11:15 pm

No one cares about the Jagoffs

5150 UOAD

November 20th, 2012
11:25 pm

5150 UOAD
November 20th, 2012
7:34 pm

And the reason I say that is bc I have no money and live south Atlanta, so I just generalize about my own experience, and I completely disregard all the great parts if Atlanta.
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Nice TRY fake 5150………….I live in Chattahoochee Hills and grew-up in Sandy Springs……

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Dooley did a good job; without the pressure of the Hillbillies in Tennessee, at his last job(Louisiana Tech University). GaState could do a lot worse.

5150 UOAD

November 20th, 2012
11:26 pm

DOUG…………..you need to update your blog clock.

5150 UOAD

November 20th, 2012
11:29 pm

Hurt Kurbstreit
November 20th, 2012
10:46 pm

With all the talent in the state of GA there is no reason that GSU shouldn’t be able to develope a good football program. Curry was disapointing.
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You can’t SPELL and that is DISAPPOINTING but what is disappointing about a 70+year old man STARTING a College Football Program? he did more in a 24 hour day than you even thought about doing.

Usajags

November 21st, 2012
12:50 am

Why would Shane Beamer wanna join this trainwreck, good luck in the Sun Belt where all of us will stomp you into oblivion. Oh yeah, just wait to our bball team beats you tomorrow, we already beat FSU!

Go Jags!

itsmeagain

November 21st, 2012
2:04 am

Didn’t you just lose 2 games in a row in our sports arena jag? About to be 3 tomorrow…

Phil Lunney

November 21st, 2012
6:04 am

Derek Dooley might be worth a look.

QB/DB

November 21st, 2012
7:08 am

GSU has to get this right or the students will revolt! The Sun Belt is no joke ask the teams that loss to this Conference. Don’t just get a name for the sake of it, you did that with Curry. I’m surprised they said they wanted someone with HC. Well they SHOULD take a look at Texas DC Manny Diaz, his Dad was Mayor of Miami so he has Fla. ties. He made his bones at Mid. Tenn. then help Mullen build Miss. State, then went to Texas so he knows Texas H.S. and JC football, he would bne a slam dunk! Another would be Texas A&M OC Kingsbury. His offense set all those records at Houston. Now he has a freshmen one of the front runners for Heismen. (Johnny Ball) Beamer wouldn’t be bad either. How about former UNC Coach Davis? Or Ala. Assistant Lance Thompson. Those guys can ghet it done. Don’t get an ole retread, that has proven not to produce miracles. The students are angry GSU administration need to be forewarned. They havee to get this RIGHT!

jim

November 21st, 2012
7:26 am

why would any good coach want this job?

Paddy

November 21st, 2012
7:57 am

GSU__MEX__ALUM……..How does Doug know itis not Nutt, you ask? He is the beat writer, it is his job to know these things. That moves into the top 10 dumb questions of the year.

Paddy

November 21st, 2012
8:08 am

12 yard bucket…………you are right about the good coaches in the Sun Belt. The CAA had good coaches also. GSU just did not match up to that level of coaching and recruiting. Maybe they will get lucky and find a guy like ODU did.

Caleb King

November 21st, 2012
9:29 am

Get Mikey Bobo!!!!!

Bobo

November 21st, 2012
12:43 pm

Give me a call…I may need a job soon.

Chicken Bone

November 21st, 2012
1:07 pm

QB/DB you are correct as this selection needs to be well conceived and I believe it will be. Very interesting thoughts!!! As for the USA Jags did you forget what happened to you at the DOME in 2011? Also, hope you all get a home field out of the dumpster area of Mobile. What a joke! We’ll take care of business today you can count on it! Maybe yall can beat Monmouth and Tennessee State next time! lol

Dudley Dawson

November 21st, 2012
2:34 pm

Let’s go for Mike Shula!

Dudley Dawson

November 21st, 2012
2:51 pm

I will be coach for the low, low, price of $200,000/year and a free Masters degree. We will be running the Wing-T offense.

Tonto

November 21st, 2012
3:10 pm

Well Dudley…the Wing-T would be a step up from Bond’s scheme…we’ll get back to you.

STATEment

November 21st, 2012
7:24 pm

It worries me that Beamer does not have any head coaching or coordinator experience.

Moobs Johnson

November 21st, 2012
8:26 pm

Jerry Glanville has local ties and NFL experience. Keep on hiring has-been coaches that were known back in the 80’s.

Game Changer

November 21st, 2012
9:17 pm

Derek Dooley is the best pick available

Lay off the sauce

November 22nd, 2012
1:40 pm

Derek Dooley is a superb choice.

Who better to continue the fine standards of excellence established by Bill Curry.

If he’s not available, maybe we can go for Ron Zook, Gene Chizik or Ray Goff.

Because clearly SEC experience is all that we need based on the posts here.

Usajags

November 22nd, 2012
2:53 pm

Lucky bball win and your school and athletics are still a joke! Please take Derek Dooley and continue towards irrelevance while USA continues to make you look silly.

Go Jags!