April 24, 2000

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Seven former Notre Dame assistant football coaches have agreed to be part of the delegation of Notre Dame football alumni who will travel to Hamburg, Germany, in July to play the Hamburg Blue Devils football club.

Brian Boulac, Mike Haywood, Skip Holtz, Peter Vaas, Brian White, Tony Yelovich and Joe Yonto all will assist the former Irish players.

The game will be played July 8, 2000, at Volkspark Stadium in Hamburg. Approximately 45 former Irish players are expected to participate. The game, known as Charity Bowl 2000, will benefit Kinder Helfen Kindern (Kids Helping Kids), as well as a charity designated by the Notre Dame alumni players.

Boulac was an Irish assistant from 1970-82 — and now serves as a Notre Dame assistant athletic director. Haywood played for the Irish from 1982-86, served as a Notre Dame graduate assistant coach — and currently is on the staff at LSU. Skip Holtz played for the Irish in ’86, served on Lou Holtz’s staff from 1991-93 and currently is offensive coordinator at South Carolina.

Vaas was a member of the Irish staff in 1990 and ’91 — and now is head coach of the Berlin Thunder of NFL Europe. White was a graduate assistant coach for the Irish and now is the offensive coordinator at Wisconsin under Badger head coach and former Irish defensive coordinator Barry Alvarez. Yelovich was an Irish assistant from 1986-94 and now serves as an assistant athletic director at Notre Dame. Yonto, now retired, was an Irish assistant from 1964-80 and again in 1986 and ’87.