Just days after turning down the NC A&T job and saying, “Louisiana is my home,” Rod Broadway is leaving Grambling State to accept the head coaching job at NC A&T.
On Saturday, as speculation had risen, Broadway stated, "This is home. I live here. This is my home. I grew up in North Carolina, but Louisiana is my home now, and again, I'm happy to be here."
"I've said for a number of years — to anyone that would listen — that I have the best job in black college football. It's an honor that people come calling, but I've never applied for a job, never sent a resume for a job, or anything else. It's just a compliment to our guys that people have interest in us."
Today, however, Broadway had a change of heart.
After four years at Grambling (35-12 record), Broadway accepted the NC A&T head coaching job.
Grambling AD Lin Dawson said, “I must say that Grambling has lost a true leader and a developer of young men. His record speaks for itself. He built a championship program and left us with a foundation to be one of the best football programs in the region, as well as in Black College Sports. I will miss him both as a friend and as a colleague that I could count on. Grambling provided Broadway the opportunity to bring his skills as a head coach to the national stage, and Grambling is better because of it."
NC A&T must have a pretty good deal for Broadway, who was set to earn $215,000 next season at Grambling State.
Broadway coached at Duke from 1991-94, Florida (1995-2000), UNC (2000-2001), and served as the head coach at NC Central (2003-2006).