Dec. 31, 2011
ATLANTA – The nation’s premier head coach and celebrity golf event was held at the beautiful Reynolds Plantation resort on Lake Oconee outside Atlanta. Don’t miss head football coach Paul Johnson and Jacket basketball great Jon Barry compete against other ACC and SEC teams for scholarships for their schools.
The event airs on ESPN2 on Dec. 31 at 11 a.m. — just an hour before Coach Johnson’s Yellow Jackets take on Utah in the Hyundai Sun Bowl (on CBS).
Over the past five years, the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge has provided more than $2.5 million in scholarship and charity to its participating universities.
The event culminates with a made-for-TV round featuring university head coaches and celebrity alums competing for scholarship money for their schools.
This year’s Challenge contributed a record $638,000 in scholarship and charitable donations, including $70,000 to aid tornado victims in the state of Alabama.
The broadcast will also feature exclusive interviews with the participating coaches and highlights from the long drive and closest-to-the pin competitions that took place prior to the golf tournament.
2011 Participants University Coach Alumni Alabama Nick Saban Chris Mohr
Clemson Dabo Swinney Steve Fuller
Georgia Tech Paul Johnson Jon Barry
Maryland Randy Edsall Stan Gelbaugh
Miami Al Golden Gino Toretta
Mississippi St. Dan Mullen Fred McCrary
NC State Tom O’Brien Torry Holt
Ole Miss Houston Nutt Wesley Walls
South Carolina Steve Spurrier Sterling Sharpe
Tennesse Derek Dooley Stanley Morgan
Virginia Tech Frank Beamer Dell Curry
Wake Forest Jim Grobe Riley Skinner