Shortly after learning it had gained the services of Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina announced it was losing recruiting coordinator Shane Beamer.
Beamer, who also coordinated special teams for the Gamecocks, joined his father’s staff at Virginia Tech as the running backs coach Monday. Beamer, who also played for his father at Virginia Tech, spent four years at South Carolina.
“I think it’s a wonderful move for Shane,” USC coach Steve Spurrier said. “His dad will coach three or four more years probably, and he’s got a chance to work with him. Shane did a super job recruiting his guys and coordinating the recruiting.”
Steve Spurrier Jr. works for his father at South Carolina as the wide receivers coach.
“I think coaching with your dad is something you should do,” Spurrier said. “Those guys know how to win up there at Virginia Tech.”
South Carolina probably will name a new recruiting coordinator from within its current staff, Spurrier said. “We’ll probably give that title to one of our current coaches who has been here a while and knows the state.”
His next hire will be based mostly on special teams experience and success, he said, but he did not give a timetable.
Beamer coached outside linebackers (2007), cornerbacks (2008) and spurs and strong safeties (2009, ’10) at South Carolina.
“I’m extremely excited about the opportunity to return to Virginia Tech,” Shane Beamer said in a statement released by Virginia Tech. “I’ve been gone 11 years (from Virginia Tech), and during that time I’ve been around a number of great coaches and great programs and had the opportunity to learn a lot.”