Broadway cashes in with contract extension

Grambling State head football coach Rod Broadway has been amply rewarded for guiding the G-Men to an 8-4 overall record, a SWAC Western Division title and a birth in the SWAC championship game in his first season at GSU. On Friday, the University of Louisiana System approved a new contract for Broadway that will make him the second highest paid coach in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, trailing only Pete Richardson from Southern.

Broadway’s contract has been restructured and is not a four-year extension; it is only a one-year extension to the three years left on his original contract.

However, his contract is more lucrative.

Starting this year, he will make $170,000, which is $14,000 more than his old deal, and in the last year of his contract, in 2011, he will make $215,000.

If somehow Broadway is terminated, there are options: He will get the remaining salary of the current year and a payment equal to the last year of his contract,$ 215,000, or he can be reassigned a different place on campus and remain there until his deal expires.

His incentives contracts have been also raised. He will make $7,500 for playing Division IA teams (he made $5,000 in his old deal), $6,000 for winning the Bayou Classic ($3,000 in his old deal), $5,000 for winning the SWAC West Division title ($3,000 in his old deal) and $7,500 for winning a conference crown and an undisclosed amount for finishing in the Football Conference Subdivision (Division IAA) Top 10, Coach of the Year, awards and academic performance of his players.

Before Broadway arrived at GSU, he was the head coach at North Carolina Central. During his four-year tenure at Central, he had a cumulative record of 33-11 and led the team to two CIAA Conference titles. He has also had coaching stints at: North Carolina (his alma mater), Duke, Florida and East Carolina.