Broyles Award
Awarded forAward given to honor the best assistant coach in college football
Presented by1,500 assistant coaches representing all 117 Division One college football programs
LocationLittle Rock, Arkansas
CountryUnited States
First awarded1996
Currently held byBob Diaco
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The Broyles Award is an annual award given to honor the best assistant coach in college football. First awarded in 1996, it was named after former University of Arkansas men's athletic director Frank Broyles.[1] The award is presented in Little Rock, Arkansas at the Downtown Rotary Club.


Every year, 1,500 assistant coaches representing all 117 Division One college football programs vote on their peers in the world of college football, and the five Broyles Award finalists are chosen by the tally of these ballots. Each head coach can nominate one assistant coach from his staff. All nominations are reviewed by a selection committee composed of some of college football's former head coaches. The five finalists meet in Little Rock, Arkansas, where each is presented with a 1,000 dollar check, as well as a set of golf clubs and personalized golf bag. The winner received 2,500 dollars, a watch, the Broyles Award Jacket custom-made by Tom James, as well as the trophy, valued at around 5,000 dollars.


The Broyles Award Trophy, made out of solid bronze, depicts Broyles (kneeling) and longtime University of Arkansas assistant coach Wilson Matthews (standing), watching over a Razorback football game or practice. Matthews was the coach of Little Rock Central High School before joining Broyles on the Razorback's staff.

Selection committee membersEdit

The selection committee for the Frank Broyles Award includes many respected coaches from around the nation. The list of current committee members is as follows:


Note: The award year indicates the season it was earned.

Year Coach School
1996 Mickey Andrews Florida State
1997 Jim Herrmann Michigan
1998 David Cutcliffe Tennessee
1999 Ralph Friedgen Georgia Tech
2000 Mark Mangino Oklahoma
2001 Randy Shannon Miami (FL)
2002 Norm Chow Southern California
2003 Brian VanGorder Georgia
2004 Gene Chizik Auburn
2005 Greg Davis Texas
2006 Bud Foster Virginia Tech
2007 Jim Heacock Ohio State
2008 Kevin Wilson Oklahoma
2009 Kirby Smart Alabama
2010 Gus Malzahn Auburn
2011 John Chavis LSU
2012 Bob Diaco Notre Dame

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Broyles had no authority over Arkansas women's athletics. The school had a completely separate women's athletics department during Broyles' tenure.

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