Western Kentucky made it official Friday that the school has promoted Jeff Brohm to be the next head coach of the Hilltoppers, succeeding Bobby Petrino.
Brohm is a native Kentuckian who served as WKU’s assistant head coach and offensive coordinator in 2013. Brohm’s 2013 offense broke 18 Western Kentucky records including total offense, individual passing yards and individual rushing yards in his first season with the Hilltoppers.
Brohm played collegiately at Louisville and had a six-year NFL career and also played a year in the XFL before becoming a coach. He was the highest rated passer in his one year in the XFL, which gave us this awesome clip:
He has been an offensive assistant at Louisville, Florida Atlantic, Illinois and UAB before coming to Western Kentucky. This will be Brohm’s first head coaching job.
“It’s an honor to be here, to be the leader of this football program,” Brohm said. “I’m a new head coach, but we’ll give you everything we got on a daily basis.”
Brohm, whose annual contract runs through 2019, will reportedly earn an annual base salary of $600,000.
Western Kentucky coach Jeff Brohm will make an annual base salary of $600,000. Initial contract runs through 2019. — Chad Bishop (@MrChadBishop) January 10, 2014
According to the USA Today coaching salary database, Petrino made $855,600 during his one-year stint with the Hilltoppers.
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