The 27th Annual Frank Broyles Award, which is college football’s Top Assistant Coach Award, was presented to Texas Christian University Offensive Coordinator and quarterback coach, Garret Riley, at the annual event held in downtown Little Rock on Tuesday, Dec. 6.
Finalists for this year’s award included Alex Golish from Tennessee, Jesse Minter from Michigan, Todd Monken from Georgia and Ryan Walters from Illnois, in addition to Riley.
Riley became part of the TCU college program in Dec. 2021, and previously served under Sonny Dykes at Southern Methodist University. Riley has previously been named to the AFCA’s 25 Under 25 Coaches Leadership Institute, and coached running backs at Appalachian State before his time at SMU.
“The Broyles Award is a celebration of bonds: between coach and team, between head and assistant coaches, and between coaches, both active and retired, across the country. This bond was so essential to the original vision for the Broyles Award that founder David Bazzel and Coach Broyles integrated it into the trophy itself by featuring Wilson Mathews. We are honored and thrilled to say this is our 27th Anniversary. We want to thank all the people and companies who have made this award what it is today. We could not have done it without you, and I hope you take pride in knowing what you have built. We are excited to announced that the 26th Anniversary will once again be an in-person, two-day event in Little Rock, Arkansas. We cannot wait to see everyone in person again, and to celebrate excellence in assistant coaching together. Your support of this event allows us to provide resources to Alzheimer’s dementia caregivers at no cost, and unites us in a common mission of celebrating the legacy of Coach Broyles. On behalf of the Broyles Award team and Broyles Family, thank you for your continued, unwavering support,” Molly Harrel, executive director of the Broyles Foundation and grandaughter of Coach Frank Broyles, said in a statement on the foundation’s website.
Proceeds from the Broyles Award event go toward supporting Coach Broyles’ legacy through the Broyles Foundation. The Broyles Foundation supports Alzheimer’s caregivers.