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, over the years, the award has done just that. Each year the five Broyles Award finalists are chosen from almost 1,500 assistant coaches representing over 120 Division One college football programs. Each head coach can nominate one assistant coach from his staff. All nominations are reviewed by, and the five finalists chosen by, an enthusiastic selection committee comprised of 18 of college football’s finest former head coaches.