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Feb. 14, 2007

University of South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier has added Shane Beamer to his coaching staff, he announced today. Beamer will handle the outside linebacker responsibilities and serve as co-coordinator of special teams. Terms of the contract were not available. In addition, Coach Spurrier announced that David Reaves had been promoted to quarterbacks coach.

Beamer, 29, joins the Carolina staff after spending the past three seasons at Mississippi State University. He was hired by Sylvester Croom in January of 2004 to coach the Bulldog cornerbacks under defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson. He made the move to running backs coach in the spring of 2006. He also served as the program’s recruiting coordinator.

Beamer came to MSU from the University of Tennessee where he spent three seasons as a graduate assistant football coach on the defensive side of the ball. In that capacity, he assisted with the development of the Volunteer defensive backs, was directly responsible for coaching the placekickers, punters and long snappers, and assisted in all special teams areas. He also oversaw game opponent scouting while at UT.

Prior to joining the staff at Tennessee, Beamer worked one season as an offensive graduate assistant at Georgia Tech. He assisted with the Yellow Jacket quarterbacks and wide receivers in his one season at the Atlantic Coast Conference school.

Beamer earned his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech in 1999 and was the Hokies’ starting long snapper for three seasons. He also contributed in the wide receiver corps. He played on four bowl teams and three Big East Conference championship squads. He later earned his master’s degree in sport science from Tennessee in December 2003.

Born March 31, 1977 in Charleston, S.C., Beamer is the son of longtime Virginia Tech head football coach Frank Beamer. He is married to the former Emily Gladney.