The Pitt State football team entered a new era in 2010 as long-time assistant coach Tim Beck assumed the head coach’s role for the Gorillas. Beck, who served the previous 16 seasons as the Gorillas’ offensive coordinator, infused 20 transfer players with the nucleus of a Pitt State squad that featured just seven returning starters and 33 returning letter winners from 2009.

The Gorillas finished the 2010 season with a 6-6 overall record, which included a victory over Concordia-St. Paul in the Mineral Water Bowl.

For 2011, Pitt State anticipates returning 15 starters (7 offense, 8 defense) from its 2010 squad. The Gorillas open the fall campaign on the road against Missouri Western on Sept. 3. They return to Carnie Smith Stadium on Sept. 10 for a 7 p.m. game against Emporia. For the complete schedule, visit the Intercollegiate Athletics website at