As a result of complications from Alzheimer’s disease, Arkansas University mourns the passing of a legend.
National Championship winning coach and former AD Frank Boyles has passed away at 92-years old. His family released a statement regarding his passing early on Monday.
Broyles passes after a legendary career as head coach the Arkansas Razorbacks whom he coach for 18 years. From 1959-1976, Broyles brought seven conference titles and a National Championship in 1964 to Arkansas. He assumed the duties of Athletic Director in 1974 which he held until 2007.
A College Football Hall of Fame inductee in 1983, the Broyles award is given annually to the top assistant coach in the FBS.
After losing his wife to Alzheimer’s disease in 2004, and eventually succumbing to it himself, Broyles became an advocate for the disease later in his life. He published a book titled “Coach Broyles Playbook for Alzheimer’s Caregivers”, as part of an outreach to help those suffering from the disease and those who care for them.
Broyles passed peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family and friends, a fitting farewell to a man who touched the lives of so many people.