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Broyles Award
Awarded forAward given to honor the best assistant coach in college football
LocationLittle Rock, Arkansas
CountryUnited States
Presented by1,500 assistant coaches representing all 130 Division I FBS programs
First award1996
Most recentPhil Parker, Iowa

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. To date 18 of the 23 winners have gone on to become head football coaches.


Every year, roughly 1,300 assistant coaches representing all 130 FBS programs are eligible for nomination by their peers as well as a Selection Committee composed of former head coaches. The nominees are narrowed down to just five finalists, all of whom are invited to Little Rock, Arkansas for the annual Broyles Award ceremony. The success of the five finalists is celebrated over a two-day period, which culminates in the award ceremony. Finalists receive gifts from event sponsors and a Broyles Award finalist plaque, while the winner receives the bronze-cast trophy, valued at $5,000.


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 Razorbacks football game or practice. Matthews was the coach of Little Rock Central High School before joining Broyles on the Razorbacks' staff.

Selection committee members

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:[2]

Broadcast Selection Committee Members

The list of current Broadcast Selection 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 USC
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
2013 Pat Narduzzi Michigan State
2014 Tom Herman Ohio State
2015 Lincoln Riley Oklahoma
2016 Brent Venables Clemson
2017 Tony Elliott Clemson
2018 Mike Locksley Alabama
2019 Joe Brady LSU
2020 Steve Sarkisian Alabama
2021 Josh Gattis Michigan
2022 Garrett Riley TCU
2023 Phil Parker Iowa


  1. ^ Broyles had no authority over Arkansas women's athletics. The school had a completely separate women's athletics department during Broyles' tenure.
  2. ^ "Selection Committee – Broyles Award". Archived from the original on August 23, 2016. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  3. ^ "Selection Committee – Broyles Award". Archived from the original on August 23, 2016. Retrieved November 15, 2018.