The legendary Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer will take the field once more and become the Head Coach for Team Makai (Ocean) in the 2020 Polynesian Bowl in Hawaii.
Beamer coached at Murray State before becoming a legend for Virginia Tech’s football program, leading them to three ACC Championships and four Big East Championships.
Beamer is the winningest coach in Virginia Tech’s storied history that includes being named 1999 AP Coach of the Year. Beamer coaches Virginia Tech from 1987 until his final game in 2015.
In total, Beamer led the Hokies to a record of 238-121-2. His teams went on to play in a bowl game from 1993 until retirement in 2015. The bowl streak still has not been broken.
Beamer and quarterback and future No. 1 overall pick Michael Vick led the Hokies to the National Championship game where the Hokies led 29-28 in the fourth quarter then eventually lost 46-28 against Florida State.
Beamer’s success was recognized by the NCAA and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2018.
“The Polynesian Bowl is an incredible celebration of culture and football,” Beamer told 24/7 Sports. “It’s going to be a lot of fun coaching the best high school players in paradise.”
As of July 10, the game does not include any Virginia Tech recruits.
The Polynesian Bowl is an annual all-star game that features 100 of the nation’s top senior high school football players.
This year’s game will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii. Aloha stadium used to be the home of the NFL’s Pro Bowl before they moved the event to the Super Bowl’s host stadium.
The Polynesian Bowl has a short history with 2020’s game being just the fourth annual event but allows some of the nations top high school players to compete with and against each other.