Frank Broyles Statue to be Unveiled Prior to LSU Game
One of Arkansas’ most iconic sports figures will be honored with a statue which will stand in front of the complex which bares his name on the UA Campus.
Coach Broyles came to Arkansas in December of 1957 and has worked tirelessly to advance Arkansas athletics ever since.
As a coach, he led the Razorbacks to an undefeated season and national championship in 1964 and an overall record of 144-58-5 in 19 seasons. Along the way his teams won or shared the Southwest Conference title 5 times and finished in the top 10 numerous times.
As an Athletic Director, he was instrumental in moving Arkansas to the Southeastern Conference in the early 90’s and under his leadership Razorback athletic squads won 43 national championships and 84 conference championships. He was the driving force behind fundraising and planning which helped build some of the best athletic facilities in the country including Bud Walton Arena, Donald W Reynolds Razorback Stadium, Baum Stadium and the Tyson Indoor Track and Field Center.
Coach Broyles has produced so many quality coaches over the years he now has an award named after him which is handed out yearly to the best assistant football coach in the country.
At 87, he still spends time working with the Razorback Foundation as Athletic Director Emeritus. He is also active with the Barbara Broyles Foundation, named after his late wife, which benefits Alzheimer’s research.
For more than 50 years, Coach Broyles made numerous significant contributions as a coach and as an athletic administrator. 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 – Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long
The statue will be unveiled at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 23rd prior to the Razorbacks season finale against LSU. The public is invited to attend the unveiling.
Thank you Coach Broyles, for all you’ve done for the state of Arkansas and the Razorback athletic program.