Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban is heading to West Virginia.
No, Shane Lyons hasn't pulled off the greatest coaching heist in college football history by stealing West Virginia's own away from Tuscaloosa. Saban will be coming back to his home state to play in the Pro-Am at the 2016 Greenbrier Classic.
Marion County native & Alabama head coach Nick Saban to play in Greenbrier Classic Pro-Am.— Joe Brocato (@joebrowdtv) June 8, 2016
The Monongah native isn't a stranger to PGA Tour events. Saban is a regular in the Regions Traditions Pro-Am at the Greystone Golf & Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama and has played in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in the past.
Last week, the news broke that former West Virginia kicker and Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee would join the Pro-Am field along with Shaquille O'Neal and Larry Fitzgerald. This week, The Greenbrier also announced that Mountaineer greats Pat White and Jeff Hostetler will appear in the 2016 edition of the Pro-Am, and will be joined by former West Virginia head coach Don Nehlen.
Other notable celebrities that are already confirmed to appear in the tournament are Cleveland Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, former Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer and ESPN's Seth Greenberg. NASCAR drivers Denny Hamlin, Danica Patrick and Michael Waltrip will also be in attendance. Duck Dynasty's Willie and Jase Robertson will make their second appearance at The Greenbrier Classic and will once again be joined by their friend and co-star Justin Martin. Marshall University will also be well represented as Ahmad Bradshaw and former head football coach Bob Pruitt are scheduled to appear. Current Thundering Herd head basketball coach Dan D'Antoni will be joined by his brother, Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni.
The 2016 Greenbrier Classic will be held July 4th-10th on The Old White TPC course in White Sulphur Springs, WV. Weekly badges to The Greenbrier Classic are free to the public and can be reserved at the tournament's website.