Nominees Announced For 2015 Broyles Award

The Rotary Club of Little Rock awards the best assistant coach

The Rotary Club of Little Rock is pleased to announce the nominees for the         
             2015 Broyles Award:
  • Alabama – Kirby Smart, Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers
  • Arkansas – Dan Enos, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Arkansas State – Joe Cauthen, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
  • Baylor – Kendal Briles, Offensive Coordinator
  • Boston College – Don Brown, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
  • Bowling Green State – Sean Lewis, Co-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Central Michigan – Greg Colby, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
  • Clemson – Brent Venables, Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers
  • Colorado State – Will Friend, Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
  • Florida – Geoff Collins, Defensive Coordinator
  • Florida State – Charles Kelly, Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs
  • Georgia Southern – Dell McGee, Running Backs
  • Georgia State – Jesse Minter, Defensive Coordinator
  • Houston – Todd Orlando, Defensive Coordinator
  • Indiana – Greg Frey, Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
  • Iowa – Greg Davis, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
  • Louisiana Tech – Tony Petersen, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Marshall – Chuck Heater, Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs
  • Memphis – Brad Cornelsen, Co-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Michigan – Tim Drevno, Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
  • Mississippi State – Brian Johnson, Quarterbacks
  • Navy – Dale Pehrson, Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line
  • NC State – Ryan Nielsen, Defensive Line
  • North Carolina – Gene Chizik, Defensive Coordinator
  • Ole Miss – Dan Werner, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Oklahoma – Lincoln Riley, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • South Florida – Danny Hope, Co-Offensive Coordinator/Run Game
  • Temple – Phil Snow, Defensive Coordinator
  • Toledo – Jon Heacock, Defensive Coordinator
  • UCLA – Noel Mazzone, Offensive Coordinator
  • USC – Tee Martin, WR/Pass Game Coordinator
  • Utah State – Dave Ungerer, Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs
  • Washington State University – Alex Grinch, Defensive Coordinator/Secondary
  • Wisconsin – Dave Aranda, Defensive Coordinator
More information:
The five finalists will be announced on Monday, November, 30. The 2015 Broyles Award winner will be announced on Tuesday, December 8th at 11:30 a.m. at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock, AR. The Broyles Award is presented by The Rotary Club of Little Rock and Delta Dental.
“This will be one of the most challenging years ever for our selection committee to choose the top 5 finalists and winner, so many assistant coaches did outstanding work this year,” David Bazzel, Broyles Award executive director.
The winner of the 2014 Broyles Award was Tom Herman, Ohio 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) which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football.  The 21 awards boast 678 years of tradition-selection excellence. Visit to learn more about our story.

For more information, visit the Broyles Award website or find us on Facebook and Twitter.  Use #BroylesAward to follow along with the event.

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