Clemson DC Venables takes home Broyles Award

Clemson continues to receive accolades for the 2016 season. Tigers’ Defensive Coordinator Brent Venables was honored today with the Broyles Award.

The Frank & Barbara Broyles Foundation announced today that Brent Venables won the 2016 Broyles Award. Venables is the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Clemson. Venables is the 21st recipient of the Broyles Award, which is given annually to the top assistant coach in college football. The awards ceremony took place in Little Rock, Arkansas, where Venables and his fellow finalists were honored at a luncheon.

The 2016 Broyles Award finalists were the following:

Alabama – Jeremy Pruitt, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
Clemson – Brent Venables, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
Colorado – Jim Leavitt, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
Michigan – Don Brown, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
Pittsburgh – Matt Canada, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

The Broyles Award honors college football’s top assistant coach. The award was established in 1996 as a way to recognize legendary head football Coach Frank Broyles, who was known for producing some of the most successful assistant coaches in college football history.

2016 is the first time the Frank & Barbara Broyles Foundation has presented the award. The Broyles Foundation’s mission is to educate, support, and connect with Alzheimer’s caregivers. All proceeds from the award go to further their mission.

The Frank & Barbara Broyles Foundation is pleased to announce Brent Venablesis the winner of the 2016 Broyles Award. Venables, defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Clemson, is the 21st recipient of the Broyles Award, given annually to the top assistant coach in college football. Coach Venables was honored, along with his fellow finalists, at a Tuesday luncheon at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Little Rock.

The 2016 Broyles Award finalists:

Alabama – Jeremy Pruitt, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
Clemson – Brent Venables, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
Colorado – Jim Leavitt, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
Michigan – Don Brown, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
Pittsburgh – Matt Canada, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

The winner of the 2015 Broyles Award was Lincoln Riley, University of Oklahoma. 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.

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.

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