A long list of honors follows Coach Broyles including his 1983 induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, recipient of the John L. Turner award, recognized in the Orange Bowl, Gator Bowl, and Cotton Bowl Halls of Fame. In June 2008 Coach Broyles was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. For his effort and great success in working with assistant coaches there is now an award named after the legendary coach, The Broyles Award which has become one of the most prestigious and coveted awards in college football.
As impressive as Coach’s background is in athletics his greatest accomplishment was the 59 years of marriage to his high school sweetheart, the former Barbara Day and the family they raised together. Their children consist of four sons Jack, Hank, Dan and Tommy; twin daughters Betsy and Linda. Broyles lost his beloved Barbara to Alzheimer’s Disease in October of 2004. Since that time he has shifted his focus from college sports and has become a very strong advocate of Alzheimer’s, setting the pace to find a cure for the disease.
In 2005 coach Broyles decided he wanted to help caregivers understand how to care for this disease. He asked his daughters Linda and Betsy to write down everything they could remember on how they took care of Barbara. Working with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Golden Living, 100,000 copies of “Coach Broyles Playbook for Alzheimer’s Caregivers” were distributed free of charge through pharmacies all over the state of Arkansas in 2006. It would not take long for the Playbook to go national. In 2007, Coach Broyles raised the funds to print another 500,000 Playbooks to distribute all over the country. The Alzheimer’s Associations and other organization distributed these free of charge. Coach Broyles never wanted a resource to be a burden on families.
In 2009, Coach Broyles again raised the necessary funds to print 500,000 playbooks in English and 100,000 copies in Spanish. He also had the playbook translated into 11 languages which were made available for free download. Now, to helps defray the costs of storage and mailing the books, the foundation charges $5 per download and $10 per hardcopy for shipping and handling.