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.

Complete list of the 2013 Broyles Awards finalists:

  • Rhett Lashlee, Auburn ,Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Philip Montgomery, Baylor, Offensive Coordinator
  • Kurt Roper, Duke, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Jeremy Pruitt, Florida State, Defensive Coordinator
  • Pat Narduzzi, Michigan State, Defensive Coordinator

More information:

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) which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. The 21 awards boast 678 years of tradition-selection excellence. Visit www.NCFAA.org to learn more about our story.

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 finalists are chosen by a nine person panel that may be the most prestigious of any awards panel, representing 10 national championships, more than 2,000 victories, over 70 conference titles, 154 bowl game appearances and 13 national head coach of the year honors. Broyles Award Panelists: 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, and former Florida State University Coach Bobby Bowden.

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 a nine-man panel that may be the most prestigious of any awards panel, representing eight national championships, more than 1,600 victories, over 60 conference titles, 124 bowl game appearances and nine national head coach of the year honors.

Broyles Award Panelists

  • 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

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)

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

*Denotes players under Broyles, not assistants