Rod Broadway
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamNorth Carolina A&T
Biographical details
Born (1955-04-09) April 9, 1955 (age 64)
Oakboro, North Carolina
Playing career
1974–1977North Carolina
Position(s)Defensive lineman
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
East Caroilina (DL)
Duke (DL)
Florida (DL)
North Carolina (DL)
North Carolina Central
North Carolina A&T
Head coaching record
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
CIAA Championship (2005, 2006)
Division I-A National Championship (1996)
2006 AFCA National Coach of the Year (Division II)
2006 CIAA Coach of the Year

Rod Broadway (born April 9, 1955) is the current head football coach at North Carolina A&T State University and former head coach at Grambling State University.


Born April 9, 1955 in Oakboro, North Carolina, Rod Broadway is the ninth head football coach at Division I-AA/FCS powerhouse Grambling State University. Before taking over at Grambling, Broadway was as an Assistant Coach at the Division I-A level for 22 years. In 2002 he took over the struggling football program at North Carolina Central University (NCCU), a then Division II school in Durham, North Carolina. The school had gone 2-8 the year before Broadway took over. Broadway would go on to lead the North Carolina Central Eagles to two Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Conference 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 32–11.

While Broadway's background (as a coach and a player) is rooted in defense, his teams at NCCU and Grambling have been known for their explosive offenses. In only his second year at Grambling State, he led the Tigers to a 12–2 record and won the 2008 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Championship.

Coaching careerEdit

Broadway is generally considered a branch of the Steve Spurrier coaching tree. Though his resume includes short-term stints at both East Carolina and North Carolina, Broadway spent nearly a decade assisting Spurrier at both Duke and Florida.

North Carolina Central UniversityEdit

Broadway was the 19th head college football coach for the North Carolina Central University Eagles located in Durham, North Carolina and he held that position for four seasons, from 2003 until 2006. His coaching record at North Carolina Central was 33 wins, 11 losses, and 0 ties. As of the conclusion of the 2007 season, this ranks him fourth at North Carolina Central in total wins and first at North Carolina Central in winning percentage (0.750).[1]

Grambling State UniversityEdit

Broadway became the head coach of the Grambling State University Tigers in 2007. Broadway has compiled a win-loss record of 35 wins, 14 losses, 0 ties as head coach, and won the SWAC Championship in 2008.

North Carolina A&T State UniversityEdit

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, replaces Alonzo Lee who was in his second year at the position before his release.

Playing careerEdit

A 1977 graduate of the University of North Carolina, Broadway played on the defensive line from 1974 to 1977. He helped lead North Carolina to the 1974 Sun Bowl and the 1977 Liberty Bowl. He earned All-ACC honors as a senior in 1977.

Awards and honorsEdit

2006 Eddie Robinson Award for National Coach of the Year (Division II) 2006 CIAA Coach of the Year.

Personal tragedyEdit

In June 2004, Broadway's wife Dianne Broadway 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.


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