Statue to Honor Former Coach to Be Dedicated Prior to LSU Game
A statue honoring Frank Broyles, former UA head football coach and athletic director, will be dedicated Friday, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m. before kickoff of the football game against LSU.
Broyles worked at the UA as football coach or athletic director for 50 years. Since stepping down from his position on Dec. 31, 2007, Broyles has worked with the Razorback Foundation as Athletic Director Emeritus.
“For more than 50 years, Coach Broyles made numerous significant contributions as a coach and as an athletic administrator,” said Jeff Long, vice chancellor and director of athletics.
“It is fitting that soon a statue in front of the Broyles Athletic Center will further serve as a permanent tribute to the immeasurable impact Coach Broyles has had on the Razorback program, our university, our state and the world of intercollegiate athletics,” Long added.
As the head coach at Arkansas, Broyles had a record of 144-58-5 in 19 seasons and was named the Southwest Conference coach of the year six times.
Under Broyles, the Razorbacks won seven SWC titles. His teams earned 10 bowl bids and won the school’s only national championship in 1964.
While Broyles was the men’s athletic director, the program won 43 national titles, 57 SWC championships, 48 Southeastern Conference championships and earned 22 football bowl bids.
Broyles was a member of the inaugural class of the UA Sports Hall of Honor and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.