Charley Way
Date of birth: (1897-12-29)December 29, 1897
Place of birth: Embreeville, Pennsylvania
Date of death: January 31, 1988(1988-01-31) (aged 90)
Place of death: Honey Brook, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s): Halfback, quarterback
Career highlights and awards
Playing stats at

Charles Ash "Pie" Way (December 29, 1897 – January 31, 1988) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Pennsylvania State University, where was a consensus selection to 1920 College Football All-America Team as a halfback.

After leading the 1920 Penn State Nittany Lions football team to an undefeated season, the small (144 lb.) but speedy Way began his professional career in the National Football League (NFL), first with the Canton Bulldogs in 1921 and became an All-Pro as a member of fellow Nittany Lion, Punk Berryman's Frankford Yellow Jackets in 1924. He was a member of the 1926 American Football League champion Philadelphia Quakers.

Way served as the head football at the University of Dayton in 1921. He also coach at Virginia Tech.

Way earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in finance from Penn State University in 1921 and had a long career with the Internal Revenue Service following his playing days. He lived in Thorndale, Pennsylvania until his death at age 90.

Head coaching recordEdit


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Dayton Flyers (Independent) (1921)
1921 Dayton 0–7–1[n 1]
Dayton: 0–7–1
Total: 0–7–1
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.



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