Staff turnover not as rare as it once was

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We all know by now that Frank Beamer isn’t a big fan of making coaching changes. He only does it when he feels it is absolutely necessary, or when a member of his staff leaves for another program. For the third season in a row, Frank is going to have to make a coaching hire, and it will be interesting to see how he handles it.

Coaching changes are rare around these parts, though they have been much more common since the end of the 2010 season. Since early 2011, Beamer has made six new coaching hires, with a seventh on the way to replace Aaron Moorehead. From 2002-2005, he didn’t make any hires at all, as Tech’s staff stood pat. This is new ground.

Frank has made some good hires in the past, and a few not-so-good hires. The key is to hire people that other programs would hire. Today we’ll look at the coaching hires that Beamer has made since joining the ACC, and see where he could potentially go when replacing Aaron Moorehead.

Curt Newsome was hired as Tech's OL coach following the 2005 season.
Curt Newsome was hired as Tech’s OL coach following the 2005 season.


After the 2005 season, Kevin Rogers left to take a job with the Minnesota Vikings, Whammy Ward left for the Oakland Raiders, and Tony Ball departed for the University of Georgia. Frank Beamer also “reassigned” (I.E. fired) tight ends coach Danny Pearman, who is now coaching at Clemson. Though Pearman didn’t have the best recruiting reputation in the world, he was still a good X’s and O’s coach, and all four of those guys were coaches who were desired by other programs or NFL teams.

How Frank Beamer replaced those guys had a