|Broyles, Charles "Chuck"|
Born: February 5, 1947 - Bremerton, WA
Graduated: Mulberry (KS) High School, 1965; Pittsburg State University, 1970
Posting a college football coaching career record of 198-47-2, Chuck Broyles, the head coach of Pittsburg State University's football program from 1990 to 2009, retired as one of the most successful collegiate football coaches in the nation - at any level. His winning percentage of .806 ranked as the third highest in NCAA Division II history at the time of his retirement.
After graduating from Mulberry High School, where he was a stand-out eight-man player, Broyles played just down the road for the Pittsburg State University Gorillas. He was named the captain of the team in 1968 and went on to garner honorable mention NAIA All-American status.
Although a great player, Broyles really made his mark as a coach. He began as an assistant at Pitt State in 1969 before moving on to serve as an assistant and head coach at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School in Wichita, Stockton (MO) High School, Missouri S&T, and Miami (OK) High School. He came back to Pitt State in 1988 to serve as the defensive coordinator for head coach Dennis Franchione. Two years later, Broyles was named the head coach after Franchione's departure. Over the next twenty years, Broyles led his teams to the playoffs fifteen times, won the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title nine times, and competed for four NCAA Divison II national titles, including winning the 1991 national championship. In total, Broyles coached 75 NCAA DII All-Americans including the 1991 and 1992 Harlon Hill Trophy winners, Ronnie West and Ronald Moore. He posted a career record of 198-47-2 over his twenty years at the helm. Broyles also served as the University's Athletic Director from 1996 until his retirement in 2009.
Broyles was recognized with national Coach of the Year honors three times. He was inducted into the Pittsburg State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011.