Field Announced for 2024 Southern Company Peach Bowl Challenge

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Wednesday, April 17th, 2024

A field of 23 current and former college football coaches is set to compete in the 17th annual Southern Company Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament on April 28 – 30 at Reynolds Lake Oconee outside Atlanta. The coaches will be competing for a share of the $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 event benefit charitable foundations selected by the coaches. To date, a total of $2.9 million has been specially raised for 66 different charities and foundations in the event’s 17-year history. Since its creation in 2007, the event has contributed a total of $9.3 million in scholarship and charity, helping make Peach Bowl, Inc. college football’s most charitable bowl organization. 

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





Shane Beamer

South Carolina

The Beamer Family Foundation

Manny Diaz


Durham Public Schools Foundation

Dave Doeren

NC State

One Pack Empowered

Eliah Drinkwitz



Randy Edsall

Maryland, UConn

Edsall Family Foundation

P.J. Fleck


Row the Boat @ Masonic Children’s Hospital

Hugh Freeze


For Others Collective

Chan Gailey

Georgia Tech

Fellowship of Christian Athletes- Georgia Region

Jim Grobe

Ohio, Wake Forest, Baylor

Fisher DeBerry Foundation

Paul Johnson

Navy, Georgia Tech

Paul and Susan Johnson Family Foundation

Brent Key

Georgia Tech

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Dan Lanning


OHSU Foundation- Knight Cancer Institute

Urban Meyer

Bowling Green, Utah, Florida, OhioState

Urban And Shelley Meyer Family Foundation

Jeff Monken


Lauren’s First and Goal

Dan Mullen

Mississippi State, Florida

Mullen Family 36 Foundation

Pat Narduzzi


UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Rick Neuheisel

Colorado, Washington, UCLA

Lord Wedgwood Charity

Mike Norvell

Florida State

Keep Climbing Family Foundation

Houston Nutt

Boise State, Arkansas, Ole Miss

Chickasaw Foundation

Tom O’ Brien

Boston College, NC State

National Medal of Honor Leadership & Education Center

Kirby Smart


The Kirby Smart Family Foundation

Steve Spurrier

Duke, Florida, South Carolina

HBC Foundation

Tommy Tuberville

Ole Miss, Auburn, Texas Tech, Cincinnati

Tommy Tuberville Foundation

“We have another impressive field this year as some of the sport’s top coaches tee it up for charity,” Peach Bowl, Inc. CEO and President Gary Stokan said. “Many of college football’s best rivalries extend to the green in this annual tradition, but it’s the charities who are the real winners as we’re set to raise another $300,000 this year.” 

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 six FBS national championships, 42 conference championships and boast 2,229 collegiate career wins.

The 2024 field also features 20 coaches who have previously competed in the Southern Company Peach Bowl Challenge, while P.J. Fleck, Brent Key and Dan Lanning make their first-ever appearances in the event. 

Pairings for the 2024 Southern Company Peach Bowl Challenge will be announced prior to the tournament.