Football Coaching Staff
Shane Beamer
Assistant Head Coach for Offense, Tight Ends and H-Backs
Coach Info:
Position: Assistant Head Coach for Offense, Tight Ends and H-Backs
Hometown: Charleston, S.C.
Alma Mater: Virginia Tech
Graduating Year: 1999
Experience: 1st Year

• Hired at Oklahoma in January 2018 after serving the 2016 and '17 seasons as special teams coordinator and tight ends coach at Georgia.

• In addition to his offensive coaching responsibilities, he will also play a role in overseeing OU's special teams.

• Georgia posted a 21-7 combined record the last two seasons with Beamer on staff, including a 13-2 mark in 2017 when the Bulldogs won the SEC Championship Game, beat OU 54-48 in overtime in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl, and lost 26-23 to Alabama in overtime in the CFP National Championship.

• Beamer also served as associate head coach and running backs coach at Virginia Tech for five years (2011-15) and was an assistant coach at South Carolina (2007-10) and Mississippi State (2004-06).

• In 2017, Georgia ranked eighth nationally in net punting average (41.7 yards) after ranking 112th in 2016, and 20th nationally in kickoff return average (23.5 yards). The Bulldogs also improved 76 spots from 2016 in kickoff return defense, allowing 19.5 yards per return to rank 40th.

• Georgia blocked four kicks in 2017, and its three blocked field goals ranked as third most in school history. Blankenship made 21 of his 24 field goal attempts (87.5 percent) and led the SEC in PAT percentage, while Cameron Nizalek's 42.0-yard net punting average was the second-best mark in school history. Returner Mecole Hardman led the SEC in punt return average (11.8 yards) and ranked second in kickoff return average (25.3 yards).

• In 2016 (his first season at Georgia), two of his players earned SEC All-Freshman honors in tight end Isaac Nauta and kicker Rodrigo Blankenship.

• Beamer's 2013 Virginia Tech running backs didn't fumble the ball in 350 combined attempts, marking the first time in his father Frank's head coaching tenure for the feat. His 2014 group suffered through several injuries that hampered production, but tailback J.C. Coleman stepped up late in the season and earned Military Bowl MVP honors, a game in which Beamer served as the acting head coach while his father watched from the press box following throat surgery.

• In his first year as an assistant coach at Virginia Tech, he provided mentorship to David Wilson, who broke the school's single-season rushing record and was named an AP All-American and the ACC's Player of the Year, and went on to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft by the New York Giants.

• At South Carolina, he coordinated the special teams and coached outside linebackers, and in his final two years there he also served as recruiting coordinator. He was nominated for the 2009 Frank Broyles Award, which goes to the assistant coach of the year. That season, his special teams units recorded five blocked kicks, tying for the SEC lead and tying for the eighth-highest total in the nation. He also helped coach a defensive unit that ranked third in the SEC and 15th in the country in total defense, and second in the league and eighth in the country in passing defense.

• Beamer joined the South Carolina staff in 2007, coaching outside linebackers and serving as special teams co-coordinator in his first season. He worked with the cornerbacks in his second campaign, helping the defense finish the regular season ranked second in the nation in pass defense and 13th in total defense.

• Beamer's first class as South Carolina's recruiting coordinator (2009) was ranked as the nation's 12th-best class by both and, and the 2010 and 2011 recruiting classes were again ranked in the top 25.

• He was hired by Mississippi State in January 2004 to coach the Bulldog cornerbacks. In his first two seasons at MSU he guided three defensive backs to SEC All-Freshman Team accolades. He made the move to running backs coach in the spring of 2006 and coached running back Anthony Dixon to SEC All-Freshman honors. He also served as the program's recruiting coordinator.

• Beamer spent three seasons (2001-03) as a graduate assistant at Tennessee, helping with the cornerbacks, coaching the placekickers, punters and long snappers, and assisting in all special teams areas. He also oversaw game opponent scouting and earned a master's degree in sport management in December 2003.

• Before joining the staff at Tennessee, he worked one season (2000) as a graduate assistant at Georgia Tech, helping with the Yellow Jacket quarterbacks and wide receivers.

• Was a member of five bowl teams at Virginia Tech (1995-99 seasons) and three Big East Conference championship squads. He served as the starting long snapper for three seasons while also contributing as a wide receiver for one year.
• Concluded his college playing career by helping the 1999 Hokies to a No. 2 final regular-season ranking and a berth in the national championship game against Florida State in the Sugar Bowl.