Former Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer will be enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame later this year, but he will be recognized for his election to the hall this weekend by Virginia Tech. A ceremony honoring the long-time head coach of the Hokies is planned around this week’s schedule for a home game against undefeated Notre Dame.
Beamer will be honored during the game in some way, but those details have not been revealed at this time. Hours prior to the primetime game with the Fighting Irish, Beamer will be honored with a monument at Moody Plaza in the southwest corner of Lane Stadium.
According to a released statement by Virginia Tech, the bronze life-sized likeness of Beamer will have a bench for fans to sit and take photos and was financed by private gifts to the university. The monument was sculpted by Tom Gallo of South Carolina. Fans will also be able to purchase a miniature version of the monument and 5,000 will be handed out to fans attending the game that night.