Rod Broadway

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Rod Broadway
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team North Carolina A&T
Conference MEAC
Record 46–22
Biographical details
Born (1955-04-09) April 9, 1955 (age 62)
Oakboro, North Carolina
Playing career
1974–1977 North Carolina
Position(s) Defensive lineman
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1979–1980 East Carolina (DL)
1981–1994 Duke (DL)
1995–2000 Florida (DL)
2001–2002 North Carolina (DL)
2003–2006 North Carolina Central
2007–2010 Grambling
2011–present North Carolina A&T
Head coaching record
Overall 114–45
Tournaments 0–2 (NCAA D-II playoffs) 0-1 (NCAA FCS playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
4 Black college national (2005, 2006, 2008, 2015)
2 CIAA (2005–2006)
1 SWAC (2008)
2 MEAC (2014, 2015)
3 CIAA West Division (2004–2006)
3 SWAC West Division (2007–2008, 2010)
CIAA Coach of the Year (2006)

Roderick Craig Broadway (born April 9, 1955) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head football coach at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (North Carolina A&T), a position he has held since 2010. Broadway served as the head football coach at North Carolina Central University from 2003 to 2006 and at Grambling State University from 2007 to 2010. He holds the distinction of being the only coach to have ever won a black college football national championship at three different schools.

Playing career[edit]

Broadway was born April 9, 1955 in Oakboro, North Carolina and attended West Stanly High School. A 1977 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Broadway played on the defensive line from 1974 to 1977. He helped lead the North Carolina Tar Heels to the 1974 Sun Bowl and the 1977 Liberty Bowl. Broadway earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors as a senior in 1977.

Coaching career[edit]

Before taking over at Grambling, Broadway was as an assistant coach at the NCAA Division I-A level for 22 years. In 2002, he took over the struggling football program at North Carolina Central University (NCCU), then an NCAA Division II school in Durham, North Carolina. The school had gone 2–8 the year before Broadway took over. Broadway led North Carolina Central Eagles to Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) championships and black national championships, in 2005 and 2006. During his final three seasons at NCCU Broadway had a combined record of 29–4. He closed out his tenure at NCCU with a record of 33–11.

Broadway became the head football coach at Grambling State University in 2007. In his second year at Grambling State, he led the Tigers to a 11–2 record and the 2008 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) championship and black national championship.

On February 2, 2011, Broadway resigned from his position as head coach at Grambling State University, and the following day it was announced that he accepted the position of head coach at North Carolina A&T. Broadway, replaced Alonzo Lee who was in his second year at the position before his release. In 2015, he led the Aggies to Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and black national titles.

While Broadway's background, as a coach and as a player, is rooted in defense, his teams at NCCU and Grambling have been known for their explosive offenses.

Personal life[edit]

In June 2004, Broadway's wife, Dianne, died after 14 years of battling scleroderma, a rheumatic disease of the connective tissues. The disease primarily attacks women from ages 30 to 50. Doctors do not know the origin of scleroderma, although research suggests that genetic predisposition might be a part of the disease. Broadway lost his mother, his wife, and his personal secretary all in a one-year period.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
North Carolina Central Eagles (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (2003–2006)
2003 North Carolina Central 4–6 2–5 5th (West)
2004 North Carolina Central 8–2 6–1 T–1st (West)
2005 North Carolina Central 10–2 6–1 1st (West) L NCAA Division II Second Round
2006 North Carolina Central 11–1 7–0 1st (West) L NCAA Division II Second Round
North Carolina Central: 33–11 21–7
Grambling State Tigers (Southwestern Athletic Conference) (2007–2010)
2007 Grambling State 8–4 8–1 1st (West)
2008 Grambling State 11–2 7–0 1st (West)
2009 Grambling State 7–4 5–2 T–2nd (West)
2010 Grambling State 9–2 8–1 T–1st (West)
Grambling State: 35–12 28–4
North Carolina A&T Aggies (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) (2011–present)
2011 North Carolina A&T 5–6 4–4 T–6th
2012 North Carolina A&T 7–4 5–3 T–3rd
2013 North Carolina A&T 7–4 4–4 T–5th
2014 North Carolina A&T 9–3 6–2 T–1st
2015 North Carolina A&T 10–2 7–1 T–1st W Celebration Bowl
2016 North Carolina A&T 9–3 7–1 2nd L FCS Playoffs First Round
North Carolina A&T: 46–22 33–15
Total: 114–45
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