And the Winner Is…

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Mike Locksley

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Jay Bateman

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Chip Long

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Bob Shoop

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Jeff Scott

Press Release

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.– [Dec. 4, 2018] – The Frank & Barbara Broyles Foundation announces Mike Locksley, Offensive Coordinator at Alabama, as the winner of the 23rd annual Broyles Award.

The 2018 Broyles Award finalists included:

  • Alabama – Mike Locksley, Offensive Coordinator
  • Army – Jay Bateman, Defensive Coordinator
  • Clemson – Jeff Scott, Co-Offensive Coordinator/WRs
  • Mississippi State – Bob Shoop, Defensive Coordinator/Safeties
  • Notre Dame – Chip Long, Offensive Coordinator

The announcement of the 2018 Broyles Award winner on Tuesday, December 4that the Marriott Hotel.

Last year’s Broyles Award winner was Tony Elliott, co-offensive coordinator and running backs coach at Clemson. The Broyles Award honors college football’s top assistant coach. The award was established in 1996 to recognize legendary head football Coach Frank Broyles. Coach Broyles had a track record of producing some of the most successful assistant coaches in college football history.

Proceeds from the 2018 Broyles Award support the mission of the Broyles Foundation; to provide education, support, and resources to Alzheimer’s caregivers. You can follow The Broyles Foundation on Facebook and Twitter.

Riceland Foods served as the presenting sponsor of the 2018 Broyles Award. Riceland is the world’s largest miller and marketer of rice with its products sold across the nation and to more than 75 foreign destinations.

About the Broyles Award

The Broyles Award was created in 1996 recognizing Coach Frank Broyles’ legacy of selecting and developing great assistants during his almost two decades as head coach at Arkansas. You can follow the Broyles Award on Facebook and Twitter.

About the National College Football Awards Association

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About the Football Writers Association of America

The Football Writers Association of America, founded in 1941, consists of 1,300 men and women who cover college football. The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists, as well as key executives in all the areas that involve the game. The FWAA works to govern areas that include game-day operations, major awards and its annual All-America team. For more information about the FWAA and its award programs, contact Steve Richardson at

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2018 Broyles Award Nominees

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The Broyles Award was established in 1996 by Frank Broyles and David Bazzel to recognize some of the most dedicated, hardest-working people in America – college football assistant coaches.

The Broyles Award quickly became synonymous with excellence in collegiate coaching, as many finalists and recipients of the Broyles Award have gone on to become head coaches at collegiate and professional levels.

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