Georgia head coach Kirby Smart during the Bulldogs' game with Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark., on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (Photo by Walt Beazley)

Current and former coaches to compete for $320,000 in scholarship and charity.

  

Greensboro, Ga. (April 27, 2021) – A field of 19 current and former college football coaches is set to compete in the 14th annual Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament May 3-4 at Reynolds Lake Oconee outside Atlanta. The coaches will be competing for a share of the $320,000 scholarship and charity purse.

 

This year’s field includes an impressive roster of college football greats that features four former Dodd Trophy winners, and a collective group of coaches who have won three national championships, 30 FBS conference championships and boast 2,039 career wins.

 

The nation’s premier collegiate coach golf event will feature coaches competing in teams over two days of competition. Proceeds from the event benefit charitable foundations selected by the coaches. Since its creation in 2007, the event has contributed a total of $8.4 million in scholarship and charity, helping make the Peach Bowl college football’s most charitable bowl organization.

 

“Many of these current and retired coaches have participated in our Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games. This is our chance to give back to them for what they have done to help us grow and succeed – helping us meet our mission to be the country’s most charitable bowl organization,” Peach Bowl, Inc. CEO and President Gary Stokan said. “We can’t wait to see who comes out on top, but the real winners will be the charities these great coaches are playing for.”

 

The two-day tournament will be played in Ryder Cup format with Stableford scoring and will include 18-hole Chapman Scotch on Monday, followed by an 18-hole Two Man Scramble on Tuesday. This year’s event will also feature a Skills Challenge that includes bunker shot and chipping competitions.

The current field of competitors for this year’s Peach Bowl Challenge is projected to include:

 

Current Coaches

 

COACH SCHOOL CHARITY
Shane Beamer South Carolina Herma’s Readers
Manny Diaz Miami Overtown Youth Center
Dave Doeren NC State 321 Coffee
Randy Edsall UConn Edsall Family Foundation Philanthropy Fund
Gus Malzahn UCF Angel Armies
Jeff Monken Army Mission 22
Dan Mullen Florida Mullen Family “36” Foundation
Kirby Smart Georgia The Kirby Smart Family Foundation
Dabo Swinney Clemson Dabo’s All In Team Foundation

 

 

Former Coaches (Legends)

 

COACHES FORMER FBS SCHOOL(S) CHARITY /FOUNDATION
Frank Beamer Virginia Tech Herma’s Readers
Mike Cavan SMU Cornerstone Church Athens
Chan Gailey Georgia Tech Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Jim Grobe Ohio, Wake Forest, Baylor Fisher DeBerry Foundation
Bobby Johnson Vanderbilt Sea Island Habitat for Humanity
Paul Johnson Navy, Georgia Tech Paul and Susan Johnson Family Foundation
Rick Neuheisel Colorado, Washington, UCLA Wedgewood Charity
Houston Nutt Boise State, Arkansas, Ole Miss Chickasaw Foundation
Tom O’Brien Boston College, NC State Marine Toys for Tots
Steve Spurrier Duke, Florida, South Carolina HBC Foundation

 

 

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About Peach Bowl, Inc.

Peach Bowl, Inc. operates the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, one of the New Year’s Six Bowls selected to host the College Football Playoff. The Bowl has earned a reputation as one of the most competitive bowls in the country, with 53 percent of its games being decided by a touchdown or less. Peach Bowl, Inc. has disbursed $292.5 million in total team payouts over its 53-year history and have drawn an all-time ESPN viewership of 280.4 million for both the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games. Peach Bowl, Inc. also leads all other bowl game organizations in charitable and scholarship contributions, having donated or committed $57.6 million to organizations in need since 2002. Peach Bowl, Inc. created and manages the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, the Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament, manages The Dodd Trophy national coach of the year award and led the relocation and financial foundation of the College Football Hall of Fame to Atlanta. For more information, visit Chick-fil-APeachBowl.com or follow us on Twitter at @CFAPeachBowl and find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/CFAPeachBowl.