Dabo Swinney to Compete in 2023 Southern Company Peach Bowl Challenge

Nation’s premier collegiate coach golf event to feature current and former coaches teeing it up for $300,000 in charity

Greensboro, Ga. (April 18, 2023) – Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney will represent the Tigers in the 16th annual Southern Company Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament held April 30 – May 2 at Reynolds Lake Oconee outside of Atlanta. A field of 20 current and former college football coaches will compete for a share of a $300,000 charity purse.

The nation’s premier collegiate coach golf event will be played in two-man scramble format in an 18-hole tournament. The Stableford scoring system will be used to help balance handicaps and encourage aggressive play.

Proceeds from the competition benefit charitable foundations selected by the coaches. Coach Swinney’s winnings will go to the All In Team Foundation, which raises awareness of critical education and health issues in order to change lives of people across the state of South Carolina.

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

Dino BabersSyracuseDick Tomey Legacy Fund- Positive Coaching Alliance
Shane BeamerSouth Carolina The Beamer Family Foundation
Eliah DrinkwitzMizzouCarePortal
Randy EdsallMaryland, UConnEdsall Family Foundation 
Chan GaileyGeorgia TechFellowship of Christian Athletes- Georgia Region
Jim GrobeOhio, Wake Forest, Baylor Fisher DeBerry Foundation
Bobby JohnsonVanderbilt Sea Island Habitat for Humanity
Paul Johnson Navy, Georgia TechPaul and Susan Johnson Family Foundation
Brent KeyGeorgia TechTBD
Urban MeyerBowling Green, Utah, Florida, Ohio StateUrban And Shelley Meyer Family Foundation
Jeff MonkenArmy Legacies Alive
Dan MullenMississippi State, FloridaMullen Family 36 Foundation
Pat NarduzziPittUPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Rick NeuheiselColorado, Washington, UCLAWedgewood Charity
Mike NorvellFlorida StateKeep Climbing Family Foundation
Houston NuttBoise State, Arkansas, Ole MissChickasaw Foundation
Tom O’ BrienBoston College, NC State National Medal of Honor Leadership & Education Center
Kirby Smart Georgia The Kirby Smart Family Foundation
Steve SpurrierDuke, Florida, South Carolina HBC Foundation 
Dabo SwinneyClemsonAll In Team Foundation 

This will represent Coach Swinney’s 11th appearance in the Southern Company Peach Bowl Challenge as he looks to add to the $290,000 in charitable winnings he’s already won in previous events.

Since its creation in 2007, the event has contributed a total of $9 million in scholarship and charity, helping make the Peach Bowl college football’s most charitable bowl organization.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming both new and familiar faces to this year’s event as some of college football’s biggest names compete off the gridiron for a great cause,” Peach Bowl, Inc. CEO and President Gary Stokan said. “While bragging rights are certainly on the line for the coaches, it’s the charities they’re playing for who will be the real winners.”

This year’s field includes an impressive roster of college football greats that features three former Dodd Trophy winners, and a collective group of coaches who have won eight national championships (including four of the last seven titles), 38 FBS conference championships and boast 1,999 career wins.

The 2023 field features 17 coaches who have previously competed in the Southern Company Peach Bowl Challenge, while Mizzou Head Coach Eliah Drinkwitz, Florida State Head Coach Mike Norvell and Georgia Tech Head Coach Brent Key will all make their first-ever appearance in the event. 

Pairings for the 2023 Southern Company Peach Bowl Challenge will be announced prior to the event.

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