Chad Broadus Returns to CCC to Head Athletics 09-Aug-2014
McPherson, KS – August 8, 2014 – Central Christian College Chief Student Affairs Officer, Chris Smith, is pleased to announce that Chad Broadus has been hired as the new CCC Athletic Director, replacing Chad Kerr, who left to coach softball in West Virginia.
Broadus returns to CCC having worked at the college from 2005 – 2009 as an admissions counselor, assistant soccer coach, assistant basketball coach, and head cross country coach. Broadus left the college in the spring of 2009 to take a job as a at NCRA where he began in the utility pool and worked his way up to materials specialist.
Athletics has always been a part of Broadus's life. Originally from the Kansas City area, Broadus was a standout soccer and basketball player for the Tri-City Christian School Crusaders. Broadus went on to play both sports at Northland International University in Dunbar, Wisconsin. After graduating from college, Broadus worked as a teacher and coach at Elyria Christian School in McPherson. At Elyria, he taught Elementary and High School P.E. and Junior High Boys Bible. He was an assistant varsity boys soccer and basketball coach and the head coach for the high school girls varsity soccer team.
While in college at Northland, Broadus met his wife Katie. They were married in 2000 and have four children Ezra (11), Reagan (8), Grayson (6), and Quade (2). Broadus commented on his new role at CCC saying, "Katie and I are excited about joining the staff at Central Christian College once again. We are thankful that this next chapter in our lives keeps us here in the McPherson community. We have enjoyed raising all four of our children here, and we value the connections that we have made through the years.
I am grateful to God for the opportunity to serve as CCC's next Athletic Director. We look forward to joining forces with the coaches at Central to create an athletic department consisting of high moral character, academic excellence, and great athletic performance."
Smith commented on the hiring of Broadus saying, "I'm extremely excited to have Chad on our team! He has the skills and the temperament to lead this group of coaches and will enhance and help us define excellence as a Christian athletics program. After meeting with Chad it was clear that he possessed the qualities that the coaches expressed that were looking for in a leader."
Broadus was officially hired by the college on August 1st and has already immersed himself in in the new role, and familiarizing himself with CCC again. He has already been busy getting up to speed with the NAIA and NCCAA. He will officially wrap up his duties at NCRA on August 8th and will be full time at CCC.