In 2010, Betsy changed the foundation’s name to The Frank and Barbara Broyles Legacy Foundation in honor of both of her parents. Betsy, alongside her daughter, Molly, looked back once again at what they needed during their time as caregivers and steered the foundation into the present day. Now, the foundation provides a full game […]


John Franklin Broyles passed on August 14th, 2017 with complications from Alzheimer’s disease. His passion to help caregivers will live on for many years. Amongst all the accomplishments in his “charmed life”, how he changed the level and scope of care for someone living with Alzheimer’s disease with his Playbook and the Broyles Foundation may […]


Three generations of the Broyles family came together to care for Barbara and this multi-generational approach shaped the direction the Broyles Foundation would take in assisting and advocating for caregivers. With the popularity of the Playbook, Coach Broyles, his daughter, Betsy, and his granddaughter, Molly, began traveling together across the country to tell their story […]


As soon as it was published, the Playbook was a hit. In 2007, Coach Broyles raised the funds to print another 500,000 Playbooks to distribute all over the country, and two years later he again raised the necessary funds to print an additional 500,000 Playbooks in English, with an additional 100,000 in Spanish. The Playbook […]


When his wife Barbara was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Coach Broyles became her primary caregiver. The experience was so life-changing that, after Barbara passed from the disease, Coach decided he wanted to help other caregivers better understand how to care for someone living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. He asked his daughters, Betsy and […]


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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