Posted: November 16, 2021 | By: Savannah Stoeckle / Assistant Director of Strategic Communications
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Fresno State offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb has again been named a nominee for the Broyles Award, the Frank & Barbara Broyles Foundation announced Monday afternoon. The Broyles Award honors college football's top assistant coaches each year.
Grubb, who currently serves as the Bulldogs' offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, is one of 59 nominees in this year's class, selected from approximately 1,270 assistant coaches representing 127 programs in the Football Bowl Subdivision.
Grubb has coached the Bulldogs offense to new heights since his time with the Bulldogs. In 2021 specifically, Grubb has helped turn the Fresno State offense into one of the top offenses in the Mountain West, and around the FBS, behind all-conference caliber players in each position group on the offensive side of the ball. Grubb is responsible for the play-calling duties for the Bulldog offense and has coached the 'Dogs to key wins over ranked opponents and wins against several different styles of defenses.
Under Grubb's offensive leadership efforts this season, Fresno State has at least one Bulldog in the Top 10 in the Mountain West in passing, rushing and receiving. Quarterback Jake Haener is also in the Top 10 in the FBS in passing yards, passing touchdowns, passing yards per game and completions per game.
Fresno State is 8-3 overall, with a 5-2 record in Mountain West play. The Bulldogs are currently tied for second in the Mountain West, West Division standings. Fresno State has appeared in the AP Poll, Coaches Poll and in the CFP rankings this season for the first time since 2018.
Grubb has spent five seasons at Fresno State, and has been a part of coaching several position groups in addition to serving as the team's OC. Grubb coached the offensive line in his first two seasons with the Bulldogs, leading the team to quite possibly its best turnaround in program history. In Grubb's first two seasons as the OL coach, Fresno State surrendered just 22 sacks total. Prior to Fresno State, Grubb coached at Eastern Michigan as an OL coach, where the offense shattered school records. Grubb was also a part of a historical program at the University of Sioux Falls where it went 75-13 (.852) during his time there.
The Broyles Award selection process includes the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), broadcasters, a college football hall-of-fame selection committee and current college head coaches.
A 43-member selection committee of distinguished former head coaches, broadcasters and a committee representing the FWAA will select 15 semifinalists and five finalists from the list of nominees and an overall winner.
For more information on the award, visit the Broyles Award website.