Jeff Brohm has resigned as the head coach for Purdue and will return home to coach Louisville. Check out who is Jeff Brohm.
Jeff Brohm : Who is | Resigned | Salary at Purdue
Brohm was born in Louisville, Kentucky. His father, Oscar, was a quarterback for Louisville and a high school football coach in Louisville. He attended Trinity High School in Louisville, Kentucky.
After graduation from high school, he was selected by the Montreal Expos in the seventh round of the 1989 MLB Draft, but he instead decided to pursue playing football and baseball at the University of Louisville.
After spending his freshman season as a backup quarterback, he was once again selected in the MLB Draft, this time in the fourth round by the Cleveland Indians.
This time Brohm had a change of heart and decided to pursue a professional baseball career in the summers when he wasn’t playing football.
After two summers, he decided to drop baseball and focus solely on football. As starting quarterback for two seasons, he led the Cardinals to the 1993 Liberty Bowl.
Who is Jeff Brohm
Jeffrey Scott Brohm is an American football coach and former quarterback, who is the current head football coach of the Louisville Cardinals.
|Born:||April 24, 1971
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||205 lb (93 kg)|
Brohm played college football at the University of Louisville for coach Howard Schnellenberger from 1989 to 1993 and played in the National Football League (NFL) for seven seasons from 1994 to 2000 and the XFL in 2001.
He served as the head coach at Western Kentucky University from 2014–2016.
Brohm went undrafted in the 1994 NFL Draft. He played seven years as a quarterback in the NFL, with the San Diego Chargers in 1994, the Washington Redskins in 1995, the San Francisco 49ers from 1995 to 1997, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1998, the Denver Broncos in 1999 and the Cleveland Browns in 2000.
He also played one season with the Orlando Rage of the XFL, where he was named to the All-XFL team despite having his season end early with a shoulder injury.
Jeff Brohm Resigned
Jeff Brohm has resigned as the head coach for Purdue and will return home to coach Louisville.
It’s official. After playing footsie with Louisville for his entire 6 year tenure at Purdue, Jeff Brohm has resigned as the head coach of the Boilermakers and will return to Louisville to coach his alma mater.
At Purdue, Brohm went a combined 36-34, making four bowl appearances in six seasons. Brohm leaves Purdue as the 5th winningest coach in program history, behind Joe Tiller (87) Jack Mollenkopf (84), Noble Kizer (42) and Jim Young (38).
He took over the program after the disastrous tenure of Darrell Hazell and pulled the Boilermakers out of the Big Ten basement and back to respectability.
This move was an inevitability for Brohm. His family has deep Louisville roots. Jeff, along with his father Oscar, and brothers Greg and Brian all played quarterback at Louisville.
Oscar, in particular, maintains deep ties to Louisville, contributing to multiple state championships at powerhouse Trinity High School as the quarterbacks coach, including winning a state Championship with Jeff Brohm under center. If there is such a thing as Louisville football royalty, the Brohm family is it.
The Boilermakers managed to fend off Louisville in 2018 after Bobby Petrino was shown the door, but couldn’t hold on a second time after Scott Satterfield jumped ship for Cincinnati earlier this week.
Brohm, coming off a Big10 West winning season, walks away from Purdue considering his mission in West Lafayette accomplished.
Salary at Purdue
Brohm and Purdue have agreed to a new seven-year deal worth $36.8 million. That contract includes a $1.7 million signing bonus, which is expected to be spread over the next two years, according to Mike Carmin of the Journal and Courier.
Brohm’s annual salary will increase from $4.2 million to $4.8 million. With bonuses, he is expected to make $5.25 million in 2019, which ranks third among B1G coaches, according to Bruce Feldman of The Athletic.
The new contract makes Brohm one of the 10 highest-paid coaches in college football.
“Purdue University is a special place, and the support we have received from Boilermaker fans everywhere has inspired us to work even harder to achieve our goals,” Brohm said in a statement. “My family and I are extremely happy in West Lafayette, and our entire staff is excited about the great opportunities that lie ahead for Purdue football.”
Purdue concluded its spring season on Saturday and opens the 2019 campaign on the road against Nevada. It will be the third year of the Brohm era in West Lafayette.