Beamer coached the Hokies football team for 29 years, retiring at the end of the 2015 season with 238 wins to his credit. Beamer played for Virginia Tech as a cornerback from 1966 to 1968. After several coaching positions at smaller colleges, he returned to Virginia Tech in 1987 as head coach. During his tenure, he led the team to 23 appearances at bowl games, winning a total of 11, and has received numerous Coach of the Year recognitions, including the ACC Coach of the Year twice and the coveted Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year award. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2018.
The 8,800-square-foot house on a one-acre lot is secluded from the road and nearby houses by a large front yard. The backyard has views over the mountains.
The entrance of the home has a blackboard where the Beamer family would leave welcome messages for players and their families when they visited. The foyer includes the first of several wall insets designed for displaying art. They each have spot lighting to show off the artwork.
The living room and open plan kitchen with dining area are clearly designed to host a crowd. The sunken living room near the kitchen has 12-foot-high ceilings and mountain views. A smaller living room near the entrance is lined with archways to define the space but still keep it open to the rest of the home.
The kitchen has double ovens, a breakfast bar, climate-controlled wine storage and nearby pantry. A formal dining room near the kitchen has built-in display cabinets and drawers for storage.
The home has smaller rooms designed for coaching players individually. The media room has a large screen and just two lounge chairs so Beamer could go through game tape one-on-one with a player, according to the listing agent.
“It is a very custom home for them. They wanted players to feel welcome,” Dalton said. “They were very much a family with the team.”
Many artifacts from Beamer’s football career are still inside the house, including autographs from famous players below the ceiling instead of crown molding.
A first-floor main bedroom suite has a fireplace and attached bathroom with glass shower and hammered-copper soaking tub. The guest bedroom has a private balcony overlooking the mountain ridges.
The serving station in the rec room was custom-designed by Beamer to be lower than the main floor so he could talk to players at eye level, according to the listing agent.
The home also comes with a golf simulator, two indoor hot tubs, private balconies on several of the bedrooms and an attached garage with space for several cars.