After nearly a month of speculation and interviews with Duke University and Florida A&M University, first-year Head Coach Rod Broadway has decided to remain at GSU.The (Monroe) News-Star first broke the news of him staying, saying that GSU Athletic Director Troy Mathieu found ways to “up the ante” on his four-year contract.
Broadway was approached by FAMU and offered a deal to coach in the MEAC. Broadway would have been amongst former buddies, which include Steve Spurrier.
However, in the end, Broadway decided GSU was the better deal.
“We’re pleased Rod Broadway has chosen to remain head coach,” Grambling athletics director Troy Mathieu said to The (Monroe) News-Star. “As he heads into year two, we hope to continue to build on the momentum of this season’s Western Division title.”
Despite the attention and rumors on Broadway leaving, he has always maintained that he was happy at GSU.
“Nobody listened,” Broadway told The (Monroe) News-Star. “Everybody had me doing this and doing that. They all had their own opinion. I’ve said all along that I think this is a good situation. You can win here.”
Broadway took over a team that went 3-8 under former Head Coach Melvin Spears. The team posted a 8-4 record while participating in the SWAC Championship game. The G-Men ended their season on a three-game losing streak.