Hall of Famer Frank Beamer will be presenting this year’s General Douglas MacArthur Award at the 73rd Norfolk Sports Club’s Jamboree that is happening in Virginia Beach, VA on February 22nd. Each year, an athlete from Virginia receives that honor of receiving a very generous college scholarship, and this year the winner has been named as Tremaine Edmunds from Danville. The event will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served an hour later at 7 p.m. along with a keynote speech from Arizona State University’s head coach, Herman Edwards. Beamer will be the one to present Edmunds with the award, and will likely share a few of his own words as well.
The North Carolina-born coach grew up on a farm in Virginia, so it’s a given to say that he considers the Old Dominion state his home. During his high school and college years, he attended Virginia Tech and played on their football team for two years. His coaching career begins as a high school assistance from the late 60’s to early 70’s, and eventually got his first bigger role as a GA for the University of Maryland. After that, he spent nearly 13 years doing other coaching jobs for The Citadel and Murray State, before landing the head coach position at Virginia Tech in 1987. He remained there until 2015 when he retired from coaching and has since taken an administrative job, also at Virginia Tech.
Beamer will be the presenter for this year’s General Douglas MacArthur award at the 73rd Norfolk Sport Club’s Jamboree that is happening during the second part of next month. It will be a memorable and entertaining event for all of the attendees and the winner, Tremaine Edmunds.
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Frank Beamer speaking at the Atlanta Touchdown Club: