GREENSBORO, NC – Director of Athletics Earl Hilton has announced the appointment of Rod Broadway to become North Carolina A&T’s new football coach. Broadway will become the school’s 18th head football coach.
“Mr. Broadway’s record speaks for itself,” said Hilton. “We are very excited with the new turn North Carolina A&T football took today. We are looking forward to Mr. Broadway restoring the winning tradition our fans have become so accustomed to having.”
Broadway comes to N.C. A&T with impressive credentials. He spent four years as the head coach of N.C. Central. After leaving the Eagles’ program he had a four-year stay at Grambling State University. Between those two universities, he compiled a combined record of 68-23, .750 winning percentage.
“I’m excited about coming to N.C. A&T,” said Broadway. “Their tradition and fan support is second to none. I’m looking forward to the challenge that lies before us. If everything I hear about Aggie Pride is true, we’re going to win and win big here.”
Broadway became the head coach at Grambling in 2007. In only his second year at the helm, he led the Tigers to an 11-2 record and the Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship. His Grambling teams were 3-1 against archrival Southern. He posted a 35-12 record at Grambling.
At N.C. Central, Broadway won two CIAA Championships, made two NCAA Division II playoff appearances and won 75 percent of his games. He won a Black College National Championship at Grambling and NCCU.
Prior to his tenure at NCCU, Broadway honed his skills on the NCAA football’s highest level as the defensive line coach at the University of North Carolina (2001-02), University of Florida (1995-00), Duke University (1981-94) and East Carolina University (1979-80).
As an assistant coach at North Carolina, Broadway helped the Tar Heels to a No. 15 national ranking in total defense and an appearance in the Peach Bowl.
While at Florida, he served as a member of Steve Spurrier’s staff and helped the Gators attain four SEC Championships, six bowl appearances and one national championship in 1996.
Broadway’s defensive units at Florida led the SEC in sacks from 1996-99 with the 1997 team setting a school record for rush defense with 70.7 yards per game.
A 1977 graduate of the University of North Carolina, Broadway played on the defensive line from 1974-77 and helped lead UNC to the 1974 Sun Bowl and the 1977 Liberty Bowl. Among the honors he earned were the team’s “Outstanding Freshman” in 1974 and “Most Outstanding Senior” along with All-ACC honors in 1977.