MIKE BELLOTTI AND JIM ZORN SELECTED AS HEAD COACHES FOR 2019 POLYNESIAN BOWL
(July 5, 2018) – The Polynesian Bowl announced today that Mike Bellotti and Jim Zorn have been selected as head coaches for the 2019 Polynesian Bowl.
The Polynesian Bowl is a premier football all-star game that features a selection of the nation's top 100 high school players. This year’s game will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 (game time T.B.A.) at Aloha Stadium on O`ahu, Hawai`i and will be televised live on CBS Sports Network.
Mike Bellotti will serve as Head Coach for Team Makai (Ocean). His college head coaching career record is 137-80-2 (University of Oregon and Chico State) and is the winningest head football coach in Oregon Duck history. In 2014, Coach Bellotti was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
“The Polynesian Bowl has become one of the premier high school all-star games in the nation overnight,” said Mike Bellotti. “I’m excited to be part of this special celebration of football and culture.”
Jim Zorn will serve as Head Coach for Team Mauka (Mountain). His football resume includes 12 years as an NFL QB (passing for over 21,000 yards & 111 TDs) and 16 years as an NFL coach. Jim served as head coach of the Washington Redskins for the 2008-09 seasons. He is just one of 11 players to be inducted in the Seattle Seahawks Ring of Honor (1991).
“It’s going to be an incredible experience to coach the nation’s top players in paradise,” said Jim Zorn. “It doesn’t get much better than football in Hawai’i.”
About the Polynesian Bowl: “Where the world’s top high school football players gather to celebrate culture and play the game they love.” The Polynesian Bowl is held annually during the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week and is televised live on CBS Sports Network. NFL Ambassadors include Marcus Mariota, Juju Smith-Schuster, Michael Bennett, Ronnie Stanley, Danny Shelton and DeForest Buckner. We are honored to have the support of these outstanding partners… BSN Sports, Friends of Hawai`i Charities, Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaii Building & Construction Trades Council, Hawaii News Now, Hawai’i Tourism Authority, Motiv8 Foundation, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel and Riddell. For more information, go to www.PolynesianBowl.com.
About the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame: The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame honors Polynesia’s greatest players, coaches and contributors. Its permanent home is located at the Polynesian Cultural Center (O’ahu’s North Shore) and was established in 2013 by Super Bowl Champions Jesse Sapolu and Ma’a Tanuvasa. Other board members include Troy Polamalu, Vai Sikahema, June Jones and Reno Mahe. For more information, visit www.PolynesianFootballHOF.org.