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Tom Herman Wins 2014 Broyles Award

December 9, 2014; Little Rock, Arkansas - The Rotary Club of Little Rock announced Coach Tom Herman, Ohio State University Offensive Coordinator as the 19th recipient of the Broyles Award, given annually to the top assistant coach in college football.  Herman was honored, along with his fellow finalists, at a Tuesday luncheon at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock.    Complete List of the 2014 Broyles Awards Finalists:   Lane Kiffin, University of Alabama, Offensive Coordinator Dave Steckel, University of Missouri, Defensive Coordinator Tom Herman, Ohio State University, Offensive Coordinator Scott Frost, University ofOregon, Offensive Coordinator Doug Meacham, Texas Christian University, Co-Offensive Coordinator   More Information: The 2014 Broyles Award winner was announced on Tuesday, December 9th at 11:30 a.m. at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock, Arkansas.  The Broyles Award is presented by The Rotary Club of Little Rock and Delta Dental.    The winner of the 2013 Broyles Award was Pat Narduzzi, Michigan State.  The Broyles Award honors the top assistant college football coach in America and was established in 1996 to honor legendary Arkansas Head Coach Frank Broyles. Coach Broyles had a track record of producing some of the most successful assistant coaches in college football history.   The Broyles Award is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA). The NCFAA was founded in 1997 as a coalition of the major collegiate football awards to protect, preserve and enhance the integrity, influence and prestige of the game’s predominant awards. The NCFAA encourages professionalism and the highest standards for the administration of its member awards and the selection of their candidates and recipients. Visit the association's official website, www.NCFAA.org to learn more.   For more information, visit www.BroylesAward.com or search for Broyles Award on Facebook and Twitter. Use #BroylesAward to follow along with the event.   About the Broyles Award:   There are few coaches whose efforts have forever impacted the game of college football. 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. Former Broyles assistant coaches who have become head coaches have gone on to coach in 20 percent of all Super Bowls and win almost 15 percent of all Super Bowl titles plus five national collegiate championships, more than 40 conference titles and more than 2,000 games. More than 25 Broyles assistants went on to become head coaches at the college or professional level, including: Joe Gibbs, Hayden Fry, Raymond Berry, Jimmy Johnson, Johnny Majors, Jackie Sherrill and Barry Switzer.    In 1996, the Broyles Award was established to recognize the dedicated, hard-working assistants like those who worked for Broyles, and to date, seventy plus finalists and fifteen winners have been honored. Like many of Broyles' assistants who went on to do great things, numerous coaches recognized by the Broyles Award have since remained in the spotlight, with 20 percent of finalists and winners going on to become head coaches.   The Selection Process:  Each NCAA Division I head coach may nominate one of his assistants for the Broyles Award. Every assistant that is nominated, but not selected as a finalist, receives a personalized wall plaque recognizing his efforts. The finalists are chosen by an 11 person panel that may be the most prestigious of any awards panel, representing 11 national championships, more than 2,000 victories, over 70 conference titles, 178 bowl game appearances and 13 national head coach of the year honors.   Broyles Award Selection Committee: Former Arkansas Athletic Director and Coach Frank Broyles  Former Georgia Coach Vince Dooley  Former Syracuse Coach Dick MacPherson  Former Baylor Coach Grant Teaff  Former Brigham Young Coach LaVell Edwards  Former Iowa Coach Hayden Fry  Former Oklahoma Coach Barry Switzer  Former Tennessee and Pittsburgh Coach Johnny Majors Former Florida State University Coach Bobby Bowden        Former Texas Longhorn Coach Mack Brown Former Tennessee Volunteer Coach Phillip Fulmer Previous Broyles Award Winners: Florida State defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews (1996)  Former Michigan defensive coordinator Jim Herrmann (1997) Former Tennessee offensive coordinator David Cutcliffe (1998)  Former Georgia Tech offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen (1999)  Former Oklahoma offensive coordinator Mark Mangino (2000)  Former Miami defensive coordinator Randy Shannon (2001) Former Southern California offensive coordinator Norm Chow (2002)  Former Georgia defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder (2003) Former Auburn defensive coordinator Gene Chizik (2004) Texas offensive coordinator Greg Davis (2005)  Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster (2006)  Ohio State defensive coordinator Jim Heacock (2007)  Oklahoma offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson (2008) Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart (2009) Auburn University offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn (2010) Louisiana State University defensive coordinator John Chavis (2011) Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco (2012) Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi (2013)   Broyles assistant coaches and 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 State  Jackie Sherrill: Pittsburgh, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, Washington State  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 State, Henderson State  Fred Akers: Texas, Purdue, Wyoming  Ken Hatfield: Arkansas, Clemson, Air Force, Rice  Houston Nutt: Mississippi, Arkansas, Boise State, Murray State  

Posted on Tue, 9 Dec 2014

2014 Broyles Award Finalists Announced

What: The Broyles Award selection committee has chosen the following five finalists for the 2014 Broyles Award:

Posted on Mon, 1 Dec 2014

Nominees Announced For 2014 Broyles Award

What: The Rotary Club of Little Rock is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2014 Broyles Award:

Posted on Wed, 26 Nov 2014

Mack Brown & Phillip Fulmer Added to Broyles Award Selection Committee

Mack Brown LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS – The Little Rock Rotary Club announced the addition of two members to the Broyles Award selection committee that annually selects the top assistant college football coach in the country.

Posted on Wed, 16 Jul 2014

Pat Narduzzi Wins 2013 Broyles Award

December 10, 2013; Little Rock, Ark. - Pat Narduzzi, Defensive Coordinator Michigan State is the 18th recipient of the Broyles Award, given annually to the top assistant coach in college football. Pat Narduzzi was honored, along with his fellow finalists, at a Tuesday luncheon at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock. Narduzzi accepted the Broyles Award trophy, valued at more than $5,000. Afterwards, the winner and his spouse are flown to Orlando to represent the award at The Home Depot College Football Awards Show broadcast on ESPN.

Posted on Tue, 10 Dec 2013