November 28, 2011
    Nominees Announced For 2011 Broyles Award
    Tech's Stinespring on the list

    The Broyles Award is proud to announce the nominees for the 2011 Broyles Award, which 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.

    Virginia Tech offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring is one of the nominees after his offense has produced high numbers all season.

    The nominees this year are:

    • Sal Sunseri, Alabama, Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers
    • Robert Anae, Arizona, Offensive Line
    • Garrick McGee, Arkansas, Offensive Coordinator/QBs
    • Dave Wommack, Arkansas State, Defensive Coordinator/Safeties
    • Tim Banks, Cincinnati, Co-Defensive Coordinator
    • Chad Morris, Clemson, Offensive Coordinator
    • George DeLeon, Connecticut, Offensive Coordinator / Tight Ends
    • Todd Grantham, Georgia, Defensive Coordinator/Outside Linebackers
    • Vic Koenning, Illinois, Defensive Coordinator / Inside Linebackers
    • Tee Martin, Kentucky, Passing Game Coordinator/ Wide Receivers
    • Tommy Spangler, Louisiana Tech / Defensive Coordinator
    • John Chavis, LSU, Defensive Coordinator
    • Greg Mattison, Michigan, Defensive Coordinator
    • Ron Brown, Nebraska, Running Backs
    • Art Kaufman, North Carolina, Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers
    • Bob Diaco, Notre Dame, Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers
    • Brent Venables, Oklahoma, Associate Head Coach / Defensive Coordinator
    • Todd Monken, Oklahoma State, Offensive Coordinator/QBs
    • Bruce Read, Oregon State, Special Teams
    • John DeFilippo, San Jose State University, Offensive Coordinator / QBs
    • Brad Lawing, South Carolina, Defensive Line
    • Derek Mason, Stanford, Defensive Coordinator / Associate Head Coach
    • Chuck Heater, Temple University, Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Backs
    • Manny Diaz, Texas, Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers
    • Monte Kiffin, USC, Assistant Head Coach / Defense
    • Bryan Stinespring, Virginia Tech, Offensive Coordinator / Tight Ends
    • Jim Reid, Virginia, Defensive Coordinator
    • Ryan Cubit, Western Michigan University, QBs
    • Paul Chryst, Wisconsin, Offensive Coordinator / QBs

    The five finalists for the 2011 Broyles Award will be announced on Monday, Nov. 28. The 2011 Broyles Award winner will be announced on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 11:30 a.m. at the Peabody Hotel in Little Rock, Ark. The Broyles Award is presented by The Rotary Club of Little Rock. The winner of the 2010 Broyles Award was Gus Malzahn, Auburn University.

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