April 18, 2023

Mike Norvell to Compete in 2023 Southern Company Peach Bowl Challenge

Greensboro, Ga. (April 18, 2023) Florida State head coach Mike Norvell will represent the Seminoles 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 Norvell’s winnings will go to the Keep Climbing Family Foundation, which is an action-based organization with a foundation built on faith and service, focused on meeting the needs of others.

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




Dino Babers Syracuse Dick Tomey Legacy Fund- Positive Coaching Alliance
Shane Beamer South Carolina The Beamer Family Foundation
Eliah Drinkwitz Mizzou CarePortal
Randy Edsall Maryland, UConn Edsall Family Foundation
Chan Gailey Georgia Tech Fellowship of Christian Athletes- Georgia Region
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
Brent Key Georgia Tech TBD
Urban Meyer Bowling Green, Utah, Florida, Ohio State Urban And Shelley Meyer Family Foundation
Jeff Monken Army Legacies Alive
Dan Mullen Mississippi State, Florida Mullen Family 36 Foundation
Pat Narduzzi Pitt UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Rick Neuheisel Colorado, Washington, UCLA Wedgewood 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 Georgia The Kirby Smart Family Foundation
Steve Spurrier Duke, Florida, South Carolina HBC Foundation
Dabo Swinney Clemson All In Team Foundation


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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