Steve Broussard is in his first season (2014) as the running backs coach at SMU after spending two seasons in the same capacity at the UCLA. His experience includes 10 years of collegiate coaching experience, as well as a career in the National Football League that spanned from 1990-1999.
As a member of the Bruins staff, Broussard was responsible for running backs as well as recruiting in Texas, California, Washington, Georgia and Florida. He mentored Doak Walker Award Finalist Johnathan Franklin, Pac-12 Freshman All-American Myles Jack and Freshman All-America Honorable Mention selection Paul Perkins. Franklin, who earned All-America honors, set school season (1,734) and career (4,403) rushing records, as well as standards for 100-yard rushing games with nine in 2012 and career (4,925) and season (2,062) all-purpose yardage. Franklin was also drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 2013 draft.
Prior to his stint at UCLA, he served as the wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator at Arizona State. The Sun Devils were ranked in the top-25 of recruiting classes and were 10th in the nation in passing office (316.7 yards per game). While at ASU, Broussard coached current Denver Bronco Gerrell Robinson to a national ranking of ninth in receiving yards per game (107.5). During the 2010 season, his receiving corps ranked 10th in the nation in yards per game.
Stops at Washington State, Portland State and Diamond Ranch High School in Pomona, Calif., kicked off Broussard's coaching career.
Broussard's playing experience included a standout career at Washington State before being drafted as the 20th overall pick in the 1990 draft by the Atlanta Falcons. At WSU, he was only the second player in conference history to lead the league in receiving yards one year and rushing the next. As a senior, he led the Pac-10 in all-purpose yards, averaging 162.7 per game. At the completion of his career he sat third on the Cougar's all-time single-season list with 3,054 yards and fifth in receptions with 120.
In four seasons with the Falcons, he rushed for 1,472 yards, including 454 during his rookie campaign, caught 48 passes and registered 12 touchdowns. In his lone season with the Bengals, Broussard rushed for 403 yards and registered 43 receptions. As a Seahawk, he amassed 418 yards and caught 24 passes in his best season. After nine years in the NFL, he had 578 rushing attempts for 2,625 yards and caught 126 passes for 882 yards, as well as adding 22 touchdowns to his total.