Frank Broyles was born on December 26, 1924 in Decatur, Georgia. After receiving his degree in Industrial Management at Georgia Tech, Georgia, in 1947, Broyles entered the coaching profession.
Broyles was a quarterback at Georgia Tech from 1944 through 1946 and also lettered in baseball and basketball.
He worked as an assistant coach
at several colleges before becoming head coach at the University
of Missouri in 1957.
He served as an assistant coach at Baylor University, Texas, Florida University, Florida, and Georgia Tech, Georgia, and as head coach at University of Missouri, Missouri, before coming to Arkansas in 1958. Broyles coached the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, football team Razorbacks for 19 years.
He became the University of Arkansas's director of athletics in July 1973.
In 1996, the Broyles Award was
established to recognize some of the most dedicated, hardest
working people in America...the college football assistant coach.
And, in the past four years, the award has done just that.
* Almost 20% of ALL Suberbowl
More than 25 former Broyles assistant coaches went on to excel as college as professional football head coaches. Joe Gibbs, Hayden Fry, Johnny Majors, Barry Switzer, Jackie Sherrill, Doug Dickey and Jimmy Johnson are just a few that studied under Coach Broyles.
1999 marked the beginning of a new award presented at the cermonies. The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Texas A&M assistant coach Ray Dorr and San Diego State assistant coach, Claude Gilbert for their many contributions to the game of college football.
The Broyles Award is named in
honor of longtime University of Arkansas Athletics Director Frank
Broyles, who developed a reputation during a stellar coaching
career of producing top-notch assistant coaches. Former Broyles
assistants have combined to win almost 20 percent of all Super
Bowl titles, five national collegiate championships, more than
40 conference titles and more than 2,000 games. More than 25
Broyles assistant coaches went on to become head coaches at the
college or professional level, including Joe Gibbs, Hayden Frye,
Johnny Majors, Barry Switzer, Jackie Sherrill, Doug Dickey and
Selected as the 11th greatest sports figure for the state of Arkansas by Sports Illustrated in 1999.
Inducted into the U of A Letterman's Association Hall of Honor in 1988.
Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1983. Coached from 57-76 at Arkansas and Missourri.
Selected as Coach of the Year in 1964 along with Ara Parseghian of Notre Dame by the AFCA.
Inducted into the Cotton Bowl
Hall of Fame on May 25, 1999. -- Arkansas' Frank Broyles was
one of college football's most dynamic coaches. His Razorbacks
won or shared five Southwest Conference titles during the 1960s
and earned three bids to the Cotton Bowl. One of Broyles' greatest
victories was a stirring 10-7 defeat of Nebraska in the 1965
Classic, a victory that earned the Hogs a share of their first
national championship and extended Arkansas' winning streak to
12 games. The figure swelled to 22 by the end of the next season,
and to no one's surprise, Broyles had his Hogs back in Dallas
at the Cotton Bowl. An innovative leader as a player, coach,
athletic director and Emmy-award winning television analyst,
Frank Broyles personifies the essence of college athletics. 1961
Classic: Duke 7, Arkansas 6
NAMED 2000 TONER AWARD RECIPIENT
Frank Broyles has been affiliated with college football since
the 1940's, when he was a star player and three-sport letterman
at Georgia Tech where he earned Southeastern Conference Player
of the Year in 1944.
The John L. Toner Award Founded: 1997
Frank Broyles received a lifetime achievement award Jan, 2003 from former Texas coach Darrell Royal, whose Longhorns beat the Razorbacks in the "Game of the Century" in 1969. The award was presented by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association during ceremonies at the Bear Bryant Award dinner.
The Knoxville (Tenn.) Quarterback
Club has selected Arkansas Athletic Director Frank Broyles as
the inaugural recipient of the Bob Woodruff Award an award
established to honor the outstanding contributions of a collegiate