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Shane Beamer added to Virginia Tech staff

Longtime Virginia Tech assistant Billy Hite has been elevated to a new administrative position as assistant to the head coach and senior advisor, and Shane Beamer, son of Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer, has been hired to coach the running backs, the school announced on Monday.

"Over the years, I've had great confidence in Billy's judgment and advice," Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer said. "I appreciate the fact that I will continue to be able to rely on him in this regard. He will continue to be a valuable part of our football program and will be a real asset working with our alumni and former players in different ways."

Shane Beamer comes to Virginia Tech after spending four seasons at South Carolina, where he coached the Spurs and strong safeties for two seasons after coaching the outside linebackers in 2007 and the cornerbacks in 2008. He also served as the special teams coordinator and recruiting coordinator for the Gamecocks' program.

"I think we are fortunate to get Shane to come back to Virginia Tech," coach Frank Beamer said. "He has had the opportunity to develop a good background, having coached at Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Mississippi State and South Carolina."