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About the Award

 

Broyles Award TropyhyIn 1996, the Broyles Award was established to recognize some of the most dedicated, hardest working people in America...the college football assistant coach. And, over the years, the award has done just that. Each year the five Broyles Award finalists are chosen from almost 1,500 assistant coaches representing over 120 Division One college football programs. Each head coach can nominate one assistant coach from his staff. All nominations are reviewed by, and the five finalists chosen by, an enthusiastic selection committee comprised of 11 of college football's finest former head coaches.

In the prestigious history of college football, there are few coaches whose efforts have forever impacted the game. Bear Bryant, Knute Rockne, Frank Leahy and Eddie Robinson have set the standard for victories and championships on the gridiron. However, when it comes to selecting, developing and producing great assistant coaches, the legacy of Frank Broyles stands alone.

Broyles Assistant Coaches who became head coaches have won:

  • 15% of All Super Bowls
  • 5 College National Championships
  • More Than 40 Conference Titles
  • Over 2,000 Victories

Broyles assistant coaches & their head coaching jobs:

  • Joe Gibbs - Washington Redskins
  • Hayden Fry - Iowa, SMU, North Texas
  • Johnny Majors - Pittsburgh, Tennessee
  • Barry Switzer - Oklahoma, Dallas Cowboys
  • Jimmy Johnson - Miami, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, Oklahoma St,
  • Jackie Sherrill - Pittsburgh, Texas A&M, Mississippi St, Washington St
  • Raymond Berry - New England Patriots
  • Doug DIckey - Florida, Tennessee
  • Pepper Rogers - UCLA, Georgia Tech, Kansas
  • Hootie Ingram - Clemson
  • Bo Rein - LSU, North Carolina State
  • Jim Mackenzie - Oklahoma
  • Jerry Claiborne - Maryland, Kentucky
  • Jim Carlen - South Carolina, Texas Tech
  • Pat Jones - Oklahoma State
  • Bill Lewis - Georgia Tech, East Carolina, Wyoming
  • Richard Williamson - Tampa Bay, Memphis State
  • Richard Bell - South Carolina
  • Bill Pace - Vanderbilt
  • Charley Coffey - Virginia Tech
  • Harold Horton - Central Arkansas
  • Ken Turner - Henderson State
  • Ken Stephens - Central Arkansas, Lamar
  • Jesse Branch - Southwest Missouri St, Henderson State
  • Fred Akers* - Texas, Purdue, Wyoming
  • Ken Hatfield* - Arkansas, Clemson, Air Force, Rice
  • Houston Nutt* - Mississippi, Arkansas, Boise St, Murray St

* Players under Broyles, not assistants

Broyles Award Finalist and Winner Information

  • 1996 Inaugural Year
  • 94 finalists honored, representing 51 universities
    (83 actual coaches honored including multi-year finalists)
  • 14 finalist classes include 5 assistants
    4 finalist classes include 6 assistants- (Reflects ties in voting)

From Broyles Award to Head Coach

  • Almost 40% of Broyles Award finalists and winners have gone on to become head coaches
  • 32 Broyles Award Winners and Finalists have become head coaches
  • 6 of those coaches have won National Head Coach of the Year Honor
  • 20 of those head coaches are active

30 of 73 Broyles Award finalists and winners through 2012 have gone on to become
head coaches, that’s 40% of all Broyles’ finalists and winners.

20 are still active head coaches

5 of those coaches have won National Head Coach of the Year Honors

4 won conference coach of the year honors in 2012: Will Muschamp-Florida, Charlie Strong-Louisvlle, Gary Anderson-Utah State, David Cutcliffe-Duke

3 finalists were selected as head coaches following the 2012 season: Kliff Kingsbury-Texas
Tech, Bryan Harsin-Arkansas State, Paul Petrino-Idaho

Current Head coaches who were Broyles Award Winners or Finalists

  • Jimbo Fisher - FSU (2001 Finalist, LSU)
  • Gus Malzahn - Auburn / Arkansas State , 2013 National Head Coach of the Year (2010 Winner, Auburn)
  • Mark Dantonio - Michigan State - 2010 Big Ten Coach of the Year (2002 Finalist, Ohio State)
  • Chris Peterson - Washington, Boise State - 2006 & 2009 National Head Coach of the Year (2002 & 2004 Finalist, Boise St)
  • Charlie Strong - Texas / Louisville - 2012 Big East Coach of the Year (2000, 08, 09 Finalist, South Carolina & Florida)
  • Gary Andersen - Wisconsin / Utah State - 2012 WAC Coach of the Year (2008 Finalist, Utah)
  • Gary Patterson - TCU - 2011 National Head Coach of the Year (2000 Finalist, TCU)
  • David Cutcliff - Duke, Ole Miss - 2012 ACC Coach of the Year (1997 Winner Tennessee)
  • Kliff Kingsbury - Texas Tech - (2012 Finalist. Texas A&M)
  • Bob Diaco - UCONN - (2013 Winner, Notre Dame)
  • Paul Chryst - Pittsburgh - (2010, 2011 Finalist, Wisconsin)
  • Will Muschamp - Florida - 2012 SEC Co-Head Coach of the Year (2008 Finalist, Auburn)
  • Derek Mason - Vanderbilt - (2012 Finalist, Stanford)
  • Dana Holgerson - West Virginia - (2010 Finalist, Oklahoma State)
  • Kevin Wilson - Indiana - (2008 Winner & 2000 Finalist, Oklahoma)
  • Jeff Quinn - Buffalo - ( 2009 Finalist, Cincinnati)
  • Bryan Harsin - Boise State - (2009 Finalist, Boise State)
  • Norm Chow - Hawaii - (2002 Winner 1996 Finalist, USC)
  • Paul Petrino - Idaho - (2006 Finalist, Louisville)
  • Jim Svoboda - Central Missouri - (2005 Finalist, UCLA)

Other Winners & Finalists who became head coaches (Currently Non Active HC)

  • Gene Chizik Auburn, Iowa St (2010 National Head Coach of the Year)
  • Ralph Friedgen Maryland (2001, National Head Coach of the Year)
  • Mark Mangino Kansas (2007 National Head Coach of the Year)
  • Randy Shannon Miami
  • Chuck Long San Diego State
  • Keith Burns Tulsa
  • Norries Wilson Columbia
  • Stan Parrish Ball State
  • Shane Montgomery Miami of Ohio
  • Carl Torbush North Carolina
  • Garrick McGee - UAB - (2011 Finalist, Arkansas)
  • Dave Christenson - Wyoming - (2007 Finalist, Missouri)

Other Facts

Former Broyles Award finalists or winners who later became head coaches and had their assistants also become finalists or winners:

  • Auburn: HC Gene Chizik, Assist. Gus Malzahn-2010 Winner (Chizik-Winner Auburn 2004)
  • Auburn: HC Gus Malzahn, Assist. Rhett Lashlee-Finalist 2013 (Malzahn-Winner 2010) **
  • Boise State: HC Chris Petersen, Assist. Bryan Harsin 2009 (Petersen-Finalist BoiseSt 2002,04)
  • Florida: HC Will Muschamp, Assist. Dan Quinn-Finalist 2012 (Muschamp-Finalist Auburn 2007)
  • TCU: HC Gary Patterson, Assist. Dick Bumpas 2008, 09, 10 (Patterson-Finalist 2000)
  • DUKE: HC David Cutcliffe, Assist. Kurt Roper 2013 (Cutcliffe-Winner 1998)

** Gus Malzahn is the first and only Broyles Award winner (2010) that has served on a staff under a previous Broyles Award winner, Gene Chizik (2004)

Broyles Award finalists who were later promoted to their school’s head coaching position:

  • Chris Peterson - Boise State Finalist 2002, 2004 (Head Coach Boise State 2006)
  • Gary Patterson - TCU Finalist 2000 (Head Coach TCU 2000)

4 Time Finalists

  1. Bud Foster - Virginia Tech 1999, 2001, 2005, 2006 Winner

3 Time Finalists

  1. Charlie Strong - South Carolina 2000, Florida 2008, 2009
  2. Dick Bumpas - TCU 2008, 2009, 2010

2 Time Finalists

  1. Al Borges - UCLA 1997, 1998
  2. Norm Chow - BYU 1996, USC 2002 Winner
  3. Paul Chryst - Wisconsin 2010, 2011
  4. David Cutcliffe - Tennessee 1997, 1998 Winner
  5. Greg Davis - Texas 1999, 2005 Winner
  6. Ralph Friedgen - Georgia Tech 1998, 1999 Winner
  7. Greg Mattison - Michigan 1996, 2011
  8. Norm Parker - Iowa 2004, 2005
  9. Chris Peterson - Boise State 2002, 2004
  10. Brian Van Gorder - Georgia 2002, 2003 Winner
  11. Kevin Wilson - Northwestern 2000, Oklahoma 2008 Winner

Multi-Year Finalists from different schools

  • Kevin Wilson - Northwestern 2000, Oklahoma 2008
  • Charlie Strong - South Carolina 2000, Florida 2008, 2009
  • Norm Chow - BYU 1996, USC 2002

Longest period of time between finalist appearances

  • 15 Years: Greg Mattison- 1996 Michigan, 2011 Michigan
    8 Years: Charlie Strong- 2000 South Carolina, 2008 Florida
    6 Years: Norm Chow- 1996 BYU, 2002 USC
    6 Years: Greg Davis- 1999 Texas, 2005 Texas

Broyles Award Finalist Breakdown (through 2013)

  • 48 Defensive assistants
  • 46 Offensive assistants

Broyles Award Winner Breakdown (through 2013)

  • 11 Defensive assistant
  • 7 Offensive assistant

Conference Winners (Through 2013)

  • SEC - 6 winners
  • ACC - 4 winners
  • Big 12 - 3 winners
  • Big 10 - 3 winners
  • PAC12 - 1 winner
  • Independents - 1 winner

Conference Finalists (Through 2013)

  • SEC - 24 Finalists
  • Big 10 - 16 Finalists
  • Big 12 - 12 Finalists
  • Atlantic Coast - 11 Finalists
  • Pacific 12 - 10 Finalists
  • Mountain West - 6 Finalists
  • Big East - 5 Finalists
  • Western Athletic - 4 Finalists
  • Conference USA - 2 Finalists
  • Mid American - 2 Finalists
  • Independents - 2 Finalists

Minority assistants selected as finalists

  • Norm Chow - BYU, USC (winner 2002)
  • Dewayne Dixon - Florida
  • Fred Jackson - Michigan
  • Calvin Magee - West Virginia
  • Derek Mason - Stanford
  • Garrick McGee - Arkansas
  • Tyrone Nix - Southern Miss
  • Randy Shannon - Miami (winner 2001)
  • Charlie Strong - Florida, South Carolina (3 time finalist)
  • Norries Wilson - Connecticut

School Finalists from 1996-2013 (51 Teams)

  • Alabama - 3 Finalists
  • Arizona - 1 Finalist
  • Arkansas - 3 Finalists
  • Auburn - 4 Finalists
  • Ball State - 1 Finalist
  • Baylor - 1 Finalist
  • Boise St - 3 Finalists
  • BYU - 1 Finalist
  • California - 1 Finalist
  • Cincinnati - 1 Finalist
  • Connecticut - 1 Finalist
  • Duke - 1 Finalist
  • East Carolina - 1 Finalist
  • Florida - 4 Finalists
  • Florida State - 2 Finalists
  • Fresno St - 1 Finalist
  • Georgia - 3 Finalists
  • Georgia Tech - 2 Finalists
  • Iowa - 2 Finalists
  • Kansas - 1 Finalist
  • LSU - 2 Finalists
  • Louisville - 1 Finalist
  • Miami - 1 Finalist
  • Miami Ohio - 1 Finalist
  • Michigan - 5 Finalists
  • Michigan St - 1 Finalist
  • Minnesota - 1 Finalist
  • Mississippi State - 1 Finalist
  • Missouri - 1 Finalist
  • Nebraska - 1 Finalist
  • North Carolina - 1 Finalist
  • Northwestern - 1 Finalist
  • Notre Dame - 2 Finalists
  • Oklahoma - 4 Finalists
  • Oklahoma St - 1 Finalist
  • Ohio State - 4 Finalists
  • Oregon - 1 Finalist
  • Oregon State - 1 Finalist
  • South Carolina - 1 Finalist
  • Southern Miss - 1 Finalist
  • Stanford - 2 Finalists
  • Tennessee - 2 Finalists
  • Texas - 3 Finalists
  • Texas A&M - 1 Finalist
  • TCU - 4 Finalists
  • UCLA - 3 Finalists
  • USC - 1 Finalist
  • Utah - 1 Finalist
  • Virginia Tech - 4 Finalists
  • West Virginia - 2 Finalists
  • Wisconsin - 2 Finalists

Schools with most finalists

  • Michigan - 5
  • Florida - 4
  • Oklahoma - 4
  • Ohio State - 4
  • TCU - 4 (2 assistants)
  • Virginia Tech - 4 (1 assistant)
  • Alabama - 3
  • Arkansas - 3
  • Auburn - 4
  • Boise St - 3
  • Texas - 3
  • UCLA - 3

School Winners 1996-2013

  • Alabama - 1 Winner
  • Auburn - 2 Winners
  • Florida State - 2 Winners
  • Georgia - 1 Winner
  • Georgia Tech - 1 Winner
  • LSU - 1 Winner
  • Miami - 1 Winner
  • Michigan - 1 Winner
  • Michigan State - 1 Winner
  • Notre Dame - 1 Winner
  • Oklahoma - 2 Winner
  • Ohio State - 1 Winner
  • Tennessee - 1 Winner
  • Texas - 1 Winner
  • USC - 1 Winner
  • Virginia Tech - 1 Winner

All Broyles Award Winners & Finalists from 1996-2013

2013
Pat Narduzzi - Michigan State - WINNER
Rhett Lashlee - Auburn
Philip Montgomery - Baylor
Jeremy Pruitt - Florida State (Current Defensive Coordinator - Georgia)
Kurt Roper - Duke (Current Offensive Coordinator - Florida)

2012
Bob Diaco - Notre Dame - WINNER
Mike Bobo - Georgia
Dan Quinn - Florida (Current Defensive Coordinator - Seattle Seahawks)
Derek Mason - Stanford (Current Head Coach - Vanderbilt)
Kliff Kingsbury - Texas A&M (Current Head Coach-Texas Tech)

2011
John Chavis - LSU - WINNER
Paul Chryst - Wisconsin (2 Time Finalist - Current Head Coach-Pittsburgh)
Greg Mattson - Michigan (2 Time Finalist)
Garrick McGee - Arkansas (Current Head Coach-UAB)
Sal Sunseri - Alabama (Current DE coach - Florida State)

2010
Gus Malzahn - Auburn - WINNER (Current Head Coach-Auburn)
Dick Bumpas - TCU (3 Time Finalist)
Dana Holgersen - Oklahoma St (Current Head Coach-West Virginia)
Greg Roman - Stanford (Current Offensive Coordinator - San Francisco 49rs)
Paul Chryst - Wisconsin (Current Head Coach-Pittsburgh)

2009
Kirby Smart - Alabama - WINNER
Charlie Strong - Florida (3 Time Finalist-Current Head Coach Louisville)
Dick Bumpas - TCU
Jeff Quinn - Cincinnati (Current Head Coach-Buffalo)
Bryan Harsin - Boise State (Current Head Coach-Boise State)

2008
Kevin Wilson - Oklahoma - WINNER (2 Time Finalist-Current Head Coach-Indiana)
Charlie Strong - Florida (Current Head Coach Texas)
Dick Bumpas - TCU
Stan Parrish - Ball State
Gary Anderson - Utah (Current Head Coach-Wisconsin)

2007
Jim Heacock - Ohio State - WINNER
Bill Young - Kansas
Will Muschamp - Auburn (Current Head Coach-Florida)
Dave Christensen - Missouri (Current Head Coach-Wyoming)
Calvin Magee - West Virginia (Current Offensive Coordinator - Arizona)

2006
Bud Foster - Virginia Tech - WINNER (4 Time Finalist)
Joe Daniels - Ohio State
Reggie Herring - Arkansas
Paul Petrino - Louisville (Current Head Coach-Idaho)
Brent Venables - Oklahoma (Current Defensive Coordinator - Clemson)

2005
Greg Davis - Texas - WINNER (2 Time Finalist)
Gary Crowton - Oregon
Bud Foster - Virginia Tech
Joe Kines - Alabama
Norm Parker - Iowa (2 Time Finalist)
Jim Svoboda - UCLA (Current Head Coach Central Missouri)

2004
Gene Chizik - Auburn - WINNER
Chuck Long - Oklahoma
Bob Gregory - California
Norm Parker - Iowa
Chris Peterson - Boise State (2 Time Finalist - Current Head Coach - Washington)
Norries Wilson - Connecticut

2003
Brian VanGorder - Georgia - WINNER (2 Time Finalist)
Terry Malone - Michigan (Current TE’s Coach - New Orlean Saints)
Mitch Browning - Minnesota (Current Offensive Line Coach - Rutgers)
Tryone Nix - Southern Mississippi (Current Defensive Coordinator - Middle Tennessee)
Shane Montgomery - Miami of Ohio

2002
Norm Chow - USC - WINNER (2 Time Finalist - Current Head Coach-Hawaii)
Kent Baer - Notre Dame (Current Defensive Coordinator - Colorado)
Chris Peterson - Boise St. (Current Head Coach-Boise St)
Brian VanGorden - Georgia (Current Defensive Coordinator - Notre Dame)
Mark Dantonio - Ohio St. (Current Head Coach-Michigan State)

2001
Randy Shannon - Miami - WINNER
Dwayne Dixon - Florida
Bud Foster - Virginia Tech
Andy Ludwig - Fresno State
Carl Reese - Texas
Jimbo Fisher - LSU (Current Head Coach-Florida State)

2000
Mark Mangino- Oklahoma - WINNER
Kevin Wilson-Northwestern (Current Head Coach-Indiana)
Fred Jackson-Michigan
Charlie Strong-South Carolina (Current Head Coach-Louisville)
Gregg Smith-Oregon State
Gary Patterson-TCU (Current Head Coach-TCU)

1999
Ralph Friedgen - Ga Tech-WINNER (2 Time Finalist)
Bud Foster-Virginia Tech
Joe Lee Dunn-Mississippi State
Greg Davis-Texas
Tim Rose-East Carolina

1998
David Cutcliffe-Tennessee - WINNER (Current Head Coach-Duke)
Keith Burns-Arkansas
Ralph Friedgen-Georgia Tech (Current Offensive Coordinator - Rutgers)
Fred Pagac-Ohio State
Alan Borges-UCLA (2 Time Finalist)

1997
Jim Herrmann - Michigan - WINNER
David Cutcliffe - Tennessee (Current Head Coach-Duke)
Homer Smith - Arizona
Alan Borges - UCLA
Carl Torbush - North Carolina

1996
Mickey Andrews-FSU - WINNER
Steve Dunlap-West Virginia
Charlie McBride-Nebraska
Greg Mattison-Michigan
Norm Chow-BYU (Current Head Coach - Hawaii)

Our Selection Committee

Frank Broyles
Vince Dooley
Dick MacPherson
Grant Teaff
LaVell Edwards
Hayden Fry
Barry Switzer
Johnny Majors
Bobby Bowden
Mack Brown
Phillip Fulmer

Past Members

Don James
Bo Schembechler
Darrell Royal
Tom Osborne

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