UM's Don Brown nominated for top assistant coach award

Detroit News
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Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown is a nominee for the Broyles Award to honor college football's top assistant coach.

The award was established in 1996 to recognize head coach Frank Broyles, who had a track record of producing some of the most successful assistant coaches.

The 18-member selection committee will select five finalists from the list of nominees and an overall winner.

Those finalists will be invited to travel to Little Rock, Arkansas, where the winner will be announced on Dec. 6 at 1 p.m.

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

Broyles Award nominees

► Alabama - Jeremy Pruitt, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

► Arkansas State - Joe Cauthen, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

► Army West Point - Jay Bateman, Defensive Coordinator

► Auburn - Kevin Steele, Defensive Coordinator

► Boise State - Scott Huff, Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive

► Washington State - Alex Grinch, Defensive Coordinator/Secondary

► Brigham Young - Ed Lamb, Special Team Coordinator/Safeties

► Clemson - Brent Venables, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

► Colorado - Jim Leavitt, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

► Colorado State - Will Friend, Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line

► Georgia Southern - Chad Lunsford, Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends

► Houston - Todd Orlando - Defensive Coordinator

► Indiana - Tom Allen, Defensive Coordinator

► Iowa State - Tom Manning, Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line

► Louisiana Tech - Todd Fitch, Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers

► LSU - Dave Aranda, Defensive Coordinator

► Miami - Manny Diaz, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

► Michigan - Don Brown, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

► Missouri - Glen Elarbee, Offensive Line

► Navy - Ivan Jasper, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

► Nebraska - Trent Bray, Linebackers

► North Carolina - Larry Porter, Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs

► North Carolina State - Ryan Nielsen, Defensive Line

► Oklahoma State - Mike Yurcich, Coordinator/Quarterbacks

► Old Dominion - Brian Scott, Offensive Coordinator

► Ole Miss - Matt Luke, Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line

► Ohio State - Kerry Coombs, Special Teams Coordinator/Cornerbacks

► Penn State - Joe Moorhead, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

► Pittsburgh - Matt Canada, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

► South Carolina - Travaris Robinson, Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs

► Stanford - Mike Bloomgren, Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line

► Temple - Phil Snow, Defensive Coordinator/Safeties

► Troy - Matt Moore, Co-Offensive Coordinator

► UCF - Erik Chinander, Defensive Coordinator

► USC - Clancy Pendergast, Defensive Coordinator

► Wake Forest - Mike Elko, Defensive Coordinator/Safeties

► Western Kentucky - Tony Levine, Co-Offensive Coordinator/Special Teams Coordinator

► Western Michigan - Kirk Ciarrocca, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

► West Virginia - Tony Gibson, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

► Wisconsin - Justin Wilcox, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers