The Broyles Award

The Broyles Award was created in 1996 by David Bazzel to promote the legacy of Coach Frank Broyles
and his remarkable track record of selecting, training and developing some of football’s greatest
assistant coaches. The Broyles Award was the first national award to originate from the state of
Arkansas and the first assistant coach of the year award for any sport in the world. The Broyles Award
continues to be the most coveted award by college football’s top assistants.

Visit the Broyles Award Website

2017 Broyles Award Winner: Tony Elliott!

Congratulations to Clemson co-offensive coordinator Tony Elliott, winner of the 2017 Broyles Award! Elliott was one of five finalists considered for the award:

  • Bill Bedenbaugh (University of Oklahoma)

  • Jim Leonhard (University of Wisconsin)

  • Kevin Steele (Auburn University)

  • Troy Walters (University of Central Florida)

Thank you to all participants, attendees, and sponsors of the 2017 Broyles Awards event. We look forward to the 2018 College Football season, and to another great year for the Broyles Foundation.

The Broyles Award is a proud member of The National College Football Awards Association. The NCFAA was founded in 1997 as a coalition of major collegiate football awards. The purpose of the NCFAA is to protect, preserve and enhance the integrity, influence and prestige of college football’s various awards.


The 2017 Broyles Award ceremony
will be held Tuesday, December 5, 2017,
in Little Rock, Ark.