Swinney, Beamer set to compete at Peach Bowl Challenge

Greensboro, Ga.  – 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

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)

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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