| 7–4 (7–4 MIAA)|
Steve Rampy (6th year)
| Tim Beck (7th year)|
| Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association|
Dave Wiemers (9th year)
Spencer Brown (2nd year)
The 2016 Pittsburg State Gorillas football team represented Pittsburg State University in the 2016 NCAA Division II football season. The Gorillas played their home games on Brandenburg Field in Carnie Smith Stadium in Pittsburg, Kansas, as they have done since 1923. 2016 was the 109th season in school history. The Gorillas were led by seventh-year head coach, Tim Beck. Pittsburg State has been a member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association since 1989.
2016 Pittsburg State Gorillas football team Wikipedia
The Gorillas entered the 2016 season after finishing with a 6–5 record overall and in conference play, under Beck. On August 2, 2016 at the MIAA Football Media Day, the Gorillas were chosen to finish in 3rd place in both the Coaches Poll and in the Media Poll. In the Coaches Poll, Pittsburg State was tied with Emporia State for third.
On August 22, D2football.com released its Top 25 poll, ranking Pittsburg State 24th.
Along with Beck, there were 12 assistants.