Everywhere he goes, Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer hears the compliments. “Looking good, coach. Have you lost weight?”
He smiles and nods his head. He’s lost 32 pounds since the start of spring practice and showed off his slimmer physique at the ACC Kickoff on Monday.
Beamer owes it all to eating better and riding an elliptical. He said he pared down his calorie intake to 2,000 a day and eats as many fruits and vegetables he can to stay full.
Why did he decide to shed the weight? Well, he wanted to fit into his tux for daughter Casey’s wedding in May. And he was starting to lose his breath while performing the most routine of tasks.
“When I tried to bend over and tie my shoes, I had trouble getting to the shoes,” he said.