Clemson Assistant Named Broyles Award Winner

For the second straight year the Clemson Tigers can boast that they have the best assistant coach in college football. Co-offensive coordinator Tony Elliott wins this year's Broyles Award after defensive coordinator Brent Venables won last year. Elliott a

For the second straight year as Clemson assistant has been named the winner of the Broyles Award which honors the top assistant football coach in the country.

Clemson co-offensive coordinator Tony Elliott was announced as the winner of that award Tuesday afternoon in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Elliott won the award over four other coaches including former Clemson defensive coordinator and Dillon native Kevin Steele who is currently coordinating the Auburn defense.

Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables won the award last year, which means Clemson is the first school with back-to-back winners of the Broyles Award which is named after longtime Arkansas athletics director Frank Broyles.

"I never planned to be a coach," Elliott said at the ceremony.

"In 2011, my life changed when Coach Swinney brought me to Clemson."

Elliott is a Clemson graduate who also was an assistant at South Carolina State and Furman.

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