LITTLE ROCK, AR (News release) - Pat Narduzzi, Defensive Coordinator at Michigan State is the 18th recipient of the Broyles Award, given annually to the top assistant coach in college football. Narduzzi was honored, along with his four fellow finalists, at a Tuesday luncheon at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock.
Narduzzi accepted the Broyles Award trophy, valued at more than $5,000. Afterwards, the winner and his spouse are flown to Orlando to represent the award at The Home Depot College Football Awards Show broadcast on ESPN.
Other 2013 Broyles Award finalists:
- Rhett Lashlee, Auburn ,Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
- Philip Montgomery, Baylor, Offensive Coordinator
- Kurt Roper, Duke, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
- Jeremy Pruitt, Florida State, Defensive Coordinator
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.