Shane Beamer lands in South Carolina, Gamecock coach says it's 'great to be home'
New South Carolina coach Shane Beamer landed in Columbia earlier on Sunday and got set for his first team meeting at 3:30 p.m.
Beamer, who was an assistant at Oklahoma before he took the job with the Gamecocks, shared his initial reaction to landing in Columbia. South Carolina is one of several programs where Beamer was a previous assistant, including Georgia, Virginia Tech and Mississippi State.
Mike Uva of WACH-FOX was among the media on hand for Beamer’s arrival to the football operations as he walked in with Athletics Director Ray Tanner.
“It’s awesome. It’s great to be home,” Beamer said.
Beamer is the son of legendary Virginia Tech coach, Frank Beamer, and a graduate of Virginia Tech, where he played for his father’s Hokie program.
Beamer previously served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at South Carolina during Steve Spurrier’s time in Columbia.
During his first run in Columbia, Beamer was credited with helping recruit many of the star players during the team’s three-year run of 11-win seasons.
Just In: A first look at Shane Beamer arriving at the @GamecockFB ops building.
I asked Beamer how’s it feel to be back in Columbia and he told me, “It’s awesome. It’s great to be home.” Beamer will be introduced to the team with USC AD Ray Tanner at 3:30 @wachfox pic.twitter.com/f1tZyj6Z3r
— Mike Uva (@Mike_Uva) December 6, 2020