Coach Broyles Day

August 14th

“Today is Coach Frank Broyles Day in the state of Arkansas.

As we reflect on the last year, we can’t help but think that for Coach Broyles, there isn’t much ‘bet-ah’ than what today represents. Arkansas was his beloved state, he considered the people who lived here his friends, and had his dream job for 60 years as part of the Razorback Nation.

His impact is so interwoven into the roots of this state and college athletics some days it doesn’t seem possible that he isn’t with us anymore. On the days we feel absence, we are comforted by the Coach Broyles stories from friends and neighbors, and our memories from the ‘charmed life’ we were so fortunate to share with him.

We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to Governor Hutchinson for proclaiming today as Coach Frank Broyles Day and giving us an opportunity to continue his legacy.”

The Broyles Family

The Legacy: A Broyles Foundation Video Series

A Life in Pictures

Read the Frank Broyles Story

Share the Legacy

Visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com for more Coach Broyles Day tributes.

Broyles Tribute Film to Debut on One-Year Anniversary

Kevin Trainor, University of Arkansas Athletics

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – “Frank Broyles, Arkansas Legend,” a tribute film to the late University of Arkansas head football coach and men’s director of athletics, will be released online at ArkansasRazorbacks.com on Tuesday, August 14, on the one-year anniversary of Broyles’ passing. Coach Broyles passed away at his home in Fayetteville on August 14, 2017 at the age of 92.

The film was commissioned by the University of Arkansas Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to commemorate Broyles’ life and legacy. “Frank Broyles, Arkansas Legend was produced and edited by Jim Borden and researched and written by Larry Foley, Professor and Chair of the School of Journalism and Strategic Media. Former University of Arkansas quarterback Scott Bull, who played for the Razorbacks under Coach Broyles from 1972-75, is the narrator for the film. Kevin Trainor, University of Arkansas Senior Associate Athletics Director for Public Relations, served as the executive producer on the film.

In April, the 14-minute film won a Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival King Foundation Award – the top award given during the BEA’s Festival of Media Arts.

“Frank Broyles is one of the true iconic figures in the history of Arkansas and intercollegiate athletics,” Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Hunter Yurachek said. “His passion for this program, this state and the Razorbacks was truly remarkable. The film celebrates Coach Broyles’ tremendous impact and celebrates his extraordinary contributions as an athlete, coach, administrator, broadcaster and Alzheimer’s care advocate. His legacy lives on and continues to shape every aspect of the Razorback Nation.” Read More…

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