The Pebble Beach Coaches Classic started in 1991 with three coaches, and today it averages around 30 coaches each year. This year marked the 32nd annual gathering for the event. The coaches who play are all current collegiate football coaches and it is a private invitational event. Each year the participants collectively select a charity to help support above and beyond the course dues.
The Dick Tomey Legacy Fund, established through Positive Coaching Alliance, raises tens of thousands of dollars that go directly to supporting coaching, athlete, and parent training in places Coach Tomey had the biggest impact—Hawaii, Arizona, and San Jose, California. Since its inception, the Dick Tomey Legacy Fund has raised $406,320.48 towards providing PCA Programming.
This year marks the 32nd annual gathering for the event, and the following coaches participated and donated to the Dick Tomey Legacy Fund:
Rich Brooks (Former, Oregon), Rocky Long (New Mexico), Gary Patterson (TCU), Ted Tollner (Former, USC), Jeff Horton (SDSU), Danny Gonzales (New Mexico), Kristi Malzahn, Pat Norduzzi (Pittsburgh), Sonny Cumbie (LTU), Jedd Fisch (Arizona), Clay Helton (Georgia Southern), Steve Spurrier (Former), Pat Hill (Former, Fresno St.), Mike Riley (New Jersey Generals), and Dino Babers (Syracuse).
Since 2019, the Pebble Beach Coaches Classic, which brings together the "who's who" of college football coaches, has donated roughly $175,000 to Positive Coaching Alliance through the Dick Tomey Legacy Fund. These funds go directly to supporting coach, athlete, and parent training in the areas where Coach Tomey made the most impact -Hawaii, Arizona, and San Jose. Since the passing of Coach Tomey, who was the founder of the Pebble Beach Coaches Classic, Margo Daniels, and the team at the Pebble Beach Golf Course have been incredibly generous in identifying the Dick Tomey Legacy Fund as the beneficiary of the funds donated by college coaches and supporters from around the country.
The Dick Tomey Legacy Fund has been established through Positive Coaching Alliance (501c3) for those wishing to make a contribution. The Dick Tomey Legacy Fund has been established through Positive Coaching Alliance (501c3) for those wishing to make a contribution at www.positivecoach.org/tomeyfund
"It is incredibly humbling to see the continued support that the college football community has poured into the Dick Tomey Legacy Fund since its inception in 2019", said Rich Tomey, Regional Director for Positive Coaching Alliance and Founder of the Dick Tomey Legacy Fund. "Teaching and learning life lessons through sports was always the part of the game that my dad loved the most. He was more concerned about his players being successful members of society, and never lost sight of that throughout his entire career. To this day, people that played for him talk more about the man that shaped the types of fathers and business leaders they are, and that is something we should all strive for when talking about the impact and importance that PCA makes across the country."