A long list of honors followed Coach’s retirement, including his 1983 induction into the College Football Hall of Fame alongside Darrel Royal and OJ Simpson. More than 30 of his former players and assistant coaches went on to become college or professional coaches, including Barry Switzer, Jimmy Johnson, Joe Gibbs, Hayden Fry, and many others. […]


After spending 50 years at the University of Arkansas, Coach Broyles officially retired as the Athletic Director in 2007. For five decades, Coach Broyles helped define the standard of excellence in intercollegiate athletics. A legendary Head Coach, nationally respected Athletic Director, and goodwill ambassador for his university and state, Coach Broyles’ influence continues to live […]

CAREER, 1970s

In 1972, he took on dual roles of Head Coach and Athletic Director until he retired from coaching in 1976 with a record of 144-58-5 in 19 seasons with the University of Arkansas. After his retirement, and concurrent with his Athletic Director role, Broyles served as the primary color commentator for ABC Sports television the […]


John Franklin Broyles was born on December 26,1924. He served as head football coach for the University of Missouri in 1957 before accepting the head coaching position for the Arkansas Razorbacks in 1958. He was among the most competitive coaches in the country along with Bear Bryant and Darrel Royal.

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