CHICK-FIL-A PEACH BOWL
HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Charles “Cholly Mac” McClendon made his mark as the winningest coach in LSU
history, but he was also the first coach to ever raise the Peach Bowl trophy after
his LSU Tigers upset No. 19 Florida State in the inaugural 1968 Peach Bowl. As the
longest-tenured coach in program history, McClendon amassed an impressive 137-
59-7 record with 13 bowl appearances, earning him an induction into the College
Football Hall of Fame in 1986.
Anchoring the University of Virginia’s offensive line from 1982-85, Dombrowski
finished his stellar college career as UVA’s first-ever unanimous All-American and
led the Cavalier’s to the program’s first-ever bowl victory over Purdue in the 1984
Peach Bowl. A two-time winner of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy (recognizing the ACC’s
best blocker) and three-time First Team All-ACC selection, Dombrowski was equally
impressive in the classroom earning First Team Academic All-Conference honors in
1985. He then later spent 11 seasons in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints and
was inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame in 2003 and the College Football Hall of
Fame in 2008.
As the longest-tenured employee in Peach Bowl, Inc. history, Patti Young has served
the Bowl for more than five decades. During her 50 seasons with the organization,
she has seen the Bowl move from Georgia Tech’s Grant Field to Atlanta-Fulton
County Stadium, to the Georgia Dome and finally to Mercedes-Benz Stadium. In her
executive supporting role, she has helped the game grow into an elite New Year’s
Six Bowl game that will host one of this year’s College Football Playoff Semifinals.
Her work extends to every level of the organization, and it is in large part because
of her that Peach Bowl, Inc. has an identity as an elite bowl game and college
football’s most charitable bowl organization.
For decades, Bob Coggin kept the planes on time and in the air as an executive with
Delta Air Lines. That same leadership and judgment has had direct effects on Peach
Bowl, Inc. as well. Bob single-handedly revived the Bowl’s local ticket sales program
in the mid-1990s, then as chairman, he created a strategic planning process that led
the Bowl to its current success, in addition to helping find and hire current CEO and
President Gary Stokan. He continues to serve on the Executive Committee as well
as the Board of Trustees, and heads the Investment Committee.
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