KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former Pittsburg State University head football coach and athletic director Chuck Broyles and former All-American football player Kendall Gammon have been selected among 10 individuals to comprise the 2014 MIAA Hall of Fame Class.
Broyles led the Pitt State football program to the 1991 NCAA Division II National Championship and an MIAA record 198 victories during a decorated 20-year tenure as the Gorillas head football coach (1990-2009). Broyles, a Mulberry, Kan., native, earned NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year honors three times (1991, 2004, 2008). He led the Gorillas to four appearances in the NCAA-II National Championship Game, a record nine MIAA titles and 15 trips to the NCAA-II playoffs. In 1999, he became the first collegiate coach since the 1890s to reach 100 victories in less than 10 full seasons.
Broyles served as the chair of the NCAA Football Rules Committee from 2004-06, overseeing the committee as it dealt with implementation of instant replay and major rules relating to the play clock in 2006.
Additionally, Broyles served as Athletics Director for 14 years (1996-2010). His tenure oversaw major facility enhancements on the PSU campus as well as the growth of full-time coaching positions within the department for the sports of baseball, softball and volleyball.
Gammon, a Rose Hill, Kan., native, garnered first-team NCAA Division II All-America honors as an offensive guard from Football Gazette as a senior in 1991, helping the Gorillas to a 13-1-1 record and the NCAA Division II National Championship. He earned first-team All-MIAA honors in each of his final three seasons (1989-91), helping the Gorillas capture MIAA titles in each season.
Following his collegiate career, Gammon was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 11th round of the 1992 NFL Draft. He enjoyed a 15-year NFL career as a long snapper with the Steelers (1992-95), New Orleans Saints (1996-99) and Kansas City Chiefs (2000-06). Gammon competed in Super Bowl XXX with the Steelers and was selected to the 2004 Pro Bowl.
In 2003, he was selected to Pitt State's prestigious 100th Anniversary Football Team.
This year's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on June 5, 2014, at the Kansas City Public Library – Plaza Branch, 4801 Main Street in Kansas City, Mo. The event will be held in the Truman Forum Auditorium.
Broyles and Gammon are joined in the 2014 MIAA Hall of Fame Class by former Lincoln men's basketball coach Don Corbett (1971-79), former Washburn women's basketball player Shelley (Foster) Duffey (1991-95), former Missouri Western men's golfer Brice Garnett (2002-06), former Central Missouri baseball coach Brad Hill (1995-2003), former UCM baseball player Rick Ledjevich (1993-94), former Emporia State women's track & field athlete Heather Leverington (1997-2002), former Southwest Baptist men's tennis player Michael Obertop (1991-94) and former softball coach Rhesa Sumrell, who coached at UCM from 1988-2006 and MWSU from 1976-87.
PSU TAKES 5TH AT BETHEL
NEWTON — The Pittsburg State men's golf team finished in a tie for fifth place among 16 schools at the Bethel Spring Invitational on Sunday. The Gorillas finished the 36-hole competition with a 648 team score at Sand Creek Golf Club.
Bethany College won the meet with a low score of 600, followed by Kansas City Kansas Community College (639), Doane College (644) and Ottawa University (645). The Gorillas tied with Dakota Wesleyan University at 648.
Jordan Dunham and Brandon Winfrey paced Pitt State with 161 scores with each athlete finishing in a tie for 20th place among individuals. Dunham and Winfrey both posted rounds of 76 Saturday and 85 on Sunday.
The Gorillas now will compete in the Central Oklahoma Broncho Invitational Monday and Tuesday (Mar. 31 - Apr. 1). The 54-hole competition takes place at Gaillardia Country Club in Oklahoma City.