Central Florida offensive coordinator Troy Walters is one of 56 nominees for the Broyles Award, which goes to college football’s top assistant.
Walters, who played at A&M Consolidated and was an All-American at Stanford, was Texas A&M’s receivers coach in 2010-11. Walters was receivers coach at North Carolina State in 2012 and receivers coach and recruiting coordinator at Colorado from 2013-15.
Walters is one of four Texas A&M assistants to make the list, joining Arizona State defensive coordinator Phil Bennett, Northwestern defensive coordinator Mike Hankwitz and Utah State special teams coordinator/running backs coach Mark Tommerdahl.
Southeastern Conference coaches on the list are Brian Daboll, Alabama offensive coordinator/quarterbacks; Kevin Steele, Auburn defensive coordinator; Mel Tucker, Georgia defensive coordinator; Dave Aranda, LSU defensive coordinator; Todd Grantham, Mississippi State defensive coordinator/linebackers; Josh Heupel, Missouri offensive coordinator/quarterbacks; Derrick Nix, Ole Miss running backs; Coleman Hutzler, South Carolina special teams coordinator/linebackers.
Coaches from the Lone Star state are Graham Harrell, North Texas offensive coordinator; Joe Craddock, SMU offensive coordinator; Chad Glasgow, TCU defensive coordinator; Todd Orlando, Texas defensive coordinator/linebackers.