|Given for||Award given to honor the best assistant coach in college football|
|Location||Little Rock, Arkansas|
|Presented by||1,500 assistant coaches representing all 128 Division I FBS programs|
|Most recent||Mike Locksley, Alabama|
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. 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, 1,500 assistant coaches representing all 117 Division One college football programs vote on their peers in the world of college football, and the five Broyles Award finalists are chosen by the tally of these ballots. Each head coach can nominate one assistant coach from his staff. All nominations are reviewed by a selection committee composed of some of college football's former head coaches. The five finalists meet in Little Rock, Arkansas, where each is presented with a $1,000 check, as well as a set of golf clubs and personalized golf bag. The winner receives $2,500, a watch, the Broyles Award Jacket custom-made by Tom James, as well as the trophy, valued at around $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.
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:
Note: The award year indicates the season it was earned.
|Denotes assistant coach who have become head football coaches|
|1996||Mickey Andrews||Florida State||Current special assistant at Florida State, former head coach at Livingston University|
|1998||David Cutcliffe||Tennessee||Current head coach at Duke, former head coach at Ole Miss|
|1999||Ralph Friedgen||Georgia Tech||Former head coach at Maryland|
|2000||Mark Mangino||Oklahoma||Former head coach at Kansas|
|2001||Randy Shannon||Miami (FL)||Current defensive coordinator at UCF, former head coach at Miami (FL), former interim head coach at Florida|
|2002||Norm Chow||Southern California||Former head coach at Hawaii|
|2004||Gene Chizik||Auburn||Former head coach at Auburn|
|2006||Bud Foster||Virginia Tech||Current associate head coach, linebackers coach, and defensive coordinator at Virginia Tech|
|2007||Jim Heacock||Ohio State||Former head coach at Illinois State|
|2008||Kevin Wilson||Oklahoma||Current offensive coordinator and tight ends coach at Ohio State, former head coach at Indiana|
|2009||Kirby Smart||Alabama||Current head coach at Georgia|
|2010||Gus Malzahn||Auburn||Current head coach at Auburn|
|2012||Bob Diaco||Notre Dame||Current defensive coordinator at Louisiana Tech, former head coach at Connecticut|
|2013||Pat Narduzzi||Michigan State||Current head coach at Pittsburgh|
|2014||Tom Herman||Ohio State||Current head coach at Texas|
|2015||Lincoln Riley||Oklahoma||Current head coach at Oklahoma|
|2018||Mike Locksley||Alabama||Current head coach at Maryland, former head coach at New Mexico, former interim head coach at Maryland|