Former Arkansas athletic director and head coach Frank Broyles is on hospice care, but not in a hospice facility.
Rumors surfaced yesterday that former Arkansas athletic director and head football coach Frank Broyles had been placed in hospice care following a stroke, but that's not totally true.
According to Broyles' granddaughter, Molly Arnold, Broyles did suffer a stroke, but is on hospice, not in hospice. The two are very different things.
“That little word makes a big difference,” Arnold told SEC Country. “When you go into hospice, you’re talking very little life expectancy left. You’re in a facility. That is end of life.
“But you can sign up for hospice and they can come to your house for six months. Sometimes people will graduate off of hospice. This is more quality of life management.”
According to Arnold, Broyles remains in good spirits despite his recent health problems and has received visits from several former players.
“He’s really happy,” Arnold added. “Really enjoying talking about football and all those things. He’s really happy and enjoying life.”
Broyles was Arkansas' head football coach from 1958 to 1976, compiling a 144-58-5 record. He became athletic director in 1974 and held the position until his retirement in 2007.