December 5th, 2016

Jeff Brohm to become Purdue head coach

Staff Report

Jeff Brohm to become Purdue head coach
Brohm is a Trinity alum / photo from Purdue SID department

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Jeff Brohm, one of the most innovative offensive masterminds in college football, has been named the 36th full-time head football coach at Purdue University, athletics director Mike Bobinski announced Monday.

Brohm's contract, a six-year agreement, is pending approval by the Purdue Board of Trustees. Details will be released thereafter.

"We were fortunate to meet with many talented coaches from around the country during our search, and Jeff's name was one that rose to the top early in the process," Bobinski said. "He is a coach who already has achieved tremendous success and, at the same time, has incredible upside. His reputation and record of accomplishment as an innovative offensive coach and developer of quarterbacks is second to none. That pedigree, combined with his commitment to developing the complete student-athlete and doing so with integrity makes him a perfect fit for Purdue University. I am extremely excited to have Jeff as our head football coach."

Jeff, the oldest of Oscar and Donna Brohm’s four children, will attempt to restore the history and tradition of Purdue being the “Cradle of Quarterbacks” in college football.

“I appreciate the warm welcome and the nice things that people said about me,” Brohm said in his introductory press conference at Purdue. “I extremely honored and excited to be the head football coach at Purdue University. I grew up in this region of the country. I know the reputation and tradition at Purdue as a winning football program and a stellar institution. I’m 100 percent committed to restoring the gloried past of Purdue football while upholding the values and integrity that Purdue represents. I want you to know that I’m all-in and I ask Purdue fans to be all-in with me and our team.”

Brohm arrives at Purdue from Western Kentucky University, where he compiled a remarkable 30-10 overall record (.750 winning percentage), including a 19-5 Conference USA mark (.792), from 2014 to 2016. The Hilltoppers were league champions in 2015 and 2016, the first back-to-back titles as an FBS member in school history. They won the 2014 Bahamas Bowl (49-48 over Central Michigan) and the 2015 Miami Beach Bowl (45-35 over Miami, Fla.) and will play in the 2016 Boca Raton Bowl on Dec. 20. Western Kentucky was ranked No. 24 in the final 2015 Associated Press poll.

Western Kentucky is one of 10 teams nationally with 10 or more wins each of the last two seasons, along with Alabama, Boise State, Clemson, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, San Diego State, Temple and Wisconsin.


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