COLUMBIA, S.C. (November 23, 2016) – University of South Carolina defensive coordinator/defensive backs Travaris Robinson is one of 40 nominees for the Broyles Award, the Frank and Barbara Broyles Foundation announced today. The 40 nominees in this year’s class were chosen from almost 1,500 assistant coaches representing all Division I college football programs.
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.
The legendary 18-member selection committee will select five finalists from the list of nominees and an overall winner. Those finalists will be invited to travel to Little Rock, Arkansas where the 2016 Broyles Award winner will be announced on Tuesday, December 6th at 1:00 pm at the Marriott Hotel.
This year marks the first time the Frank & Barbara Broyles Foundation has presented the award. Proceeds from the 2016 Broyles Award will go to support the mission of the Broyles Foundation; to educate, support, and connect with Alzheimer’s caregivers.
“Every year the job of our selection committee is extremely difficult as they work to select the top five assistant coaches in America and an overall winner,” said Betsy Broyles Arnold, Frank & Barbara Broyles Foundation President. “We are very proud of the outstanding job assistant coaches continue to do across the country.”
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 699 years of tradition-selection excellence. Visit NCFAA.org to learn more about our story.