Basketball champ Tony Broadous appointed PCC’s athletic director
Photos and Story by James Hill
Tony Broadous has been named the athletic director for Portland Community College. With a strong background in athletics and an impressive track record, Broadous brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to this crucial role.
A long-time resident of Portland, he served as PCC’s head men’s basketball coach for 11 years, during which he garnered numerous accolades, including coach of the year awards, conference and league championships, and induction into two Hall of Fames (Grant High School and Portland Interscholastic League).
“I am absolutely delighted for this opportunity,” Broadous said. “As a native Portlander, I take tremendous pride in being able to represent not only this incredible college, but the city as well. With my extensive experience in sports, coaching, administration, and guiding people of all ages, I believe this is a perfect fit.”
As head coach of men’s basketball, Broadous took a team that had won once in two years (2010-2012) out of a total of 47 games to become Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges champions in 2014. He guided the team to a 23-9 record and a share of the South Division title with a 10-4 league mark, earning co-coach of the year accolades as a result.
The spark for the turnaround began almost two years prior when Broadous was announced as the new head coach of the men’s basketball team in 2012. It was a homecoming for the coach. A Jefferson High School graduate, Broadous grew up playing pickup games at the Cascade Campus’ old gymnasium. He served as the head coach of nearby Grant High School for 10 years before coming to PCC, earning the Portland Interscholastic League Coach of the Year award twice and leading the team to the Oregon 6A championship in 2008.
Broadous is an alumnus of Jefferson High School, Lane Community College and Oregon State University. Upon joining PCC, he embarked on a transformative journey of not only the men’s team but improving academic excellence and athletic performance, as well as adding men’s and women’s soccer as new intercollegiate sports options.
“Tony is dedicated to both academic and athletic success,” said Josh Peters McBride, executive dean of college operations. “His commitment, knowledge, and passion for student learning and sport is evident. I’m thrilled to continue working with Tony and advancing the learning and leadership of our student athletes. The future has never been brighter for Panther athletics.”
In his new role as director of athletic, Broadous has ambitious plans for the department. His vision includes expanding the array of intercollegiate sports, enhancing facilities, and increasing student tuition waiver amounts to align with competing schools.
Broadous joining PCC came largely as a result of a recommendation by the late Harold Williams, a PCC Board member at the time representing North Portland. At his press conference in 2012, Williams said, “This is a great step forward for PCC athletics. I’ve known Tony for a long time – he’s from this neighborhood and he’s a great fit for PCC basketball.”
For more information on PCC’s athletics, visit its website at https://panthers.pcc.edu/index.aspx