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Broadway’s retirement is No. 3

It had a major impact on Aggie nation. One of the most successful coaches in N.C. A&T football history, Rod Broadway, was walking away after seven years. He was also leaving after 40 years in the profession. No one was quite sure of the ramifications of his departure after he led the Aggies to three Mid-Eastern Athletic titles, two HBCU national titles and a 12-0 record in 2017. But after only a few days had expired in 2018 (Jan. 8) Broadway was announcing his retirement at a press conference.

In 15 seasons as a head coach, Broadway amassed a 127-45 (.738) record with four HBCU titles and six conference championships. Yesterday, his .737 winning percentage was the best winning percentage among active FCS coaches. In the history of FCS play, Broadway has the third-highest winning percentage. Broadway spent four seasons apiece at North Carolina Central (2003-06) and Grambling State (2007-10).

He also had the best winning percentage in N.C. A&T school history at 59-22 (.728).

“I am grateful to this great and historic university, North Carolina A&T State, for the opportunity to be its head football coach for seven years,” said Broadway. “I am grateful to two men I hold in high esteem, chancellor Martin and athletics director Earl Hilton, for believing in me and the direction I wanted to take this program. I am grateful to the players, they have made this a wonderful experience for me and my family.

I am grateful to what I consider a great coaching staff. They have conducted themselves with the utmost integrity and professionalism. And I am grateful to the very hardworking support staff we have here at North Carolina A&T.”