Between them, Steve Spurrier and Frank Beamer have won 508 college football games. In January, the two will lend their years of coaching experience to the top high school football players in America who will be participating in the Polynesian Bowl that will be played January 18, 2020.
Spurrier will be head coach of Team Mauka (Mountain), while Beamer will be the head coach of Team Makai (Ocean).
“Hawai’i in January to coach in the Polynesian Bowl is about as good as it gets,” said Spurrier. “I’m looking forward to being part of this amazing experience.”
“The Polynesian Bowl is an incredible celebration of culture and football,” said Beamer. “It’s going to be a lot of fun coaching the best high school players in paradise.”
Spurrier’s college head coaching career record is 228-89-2 at South Carolina, Florida and Duke. He is the winningest head coach in South Carolina Gamecocks and Florida Gators history, where he won a national championship. Spurrier also served as an NFL head coach for the Washington Redskins. In 1966, he won the Heisman Trophy as the quarterback of the Florida Gators.
Beamer’s career record is 280-143-4 at Virginia Tech and Murray State. He won three ACC and four Big East championships. He is the winningest coach in Virginia Tech Hokies history. Coach Beamer was recognized with Associated Press Coach of the Year in 1999 and was inducted into College Football Hall of Fame in 2008. He is currently a member of the College Football Playoff Committee.
Past Polynesian Bowl coaches include Dick Tomey & June Jones (2017), Dick Vermeil& Terry Donahue (2018) and Mike Bellotti & Jim Zorn (2019).