Jeff Brohm is set to stay with Purdue football for a while. Brohm, who took Purdue to a bowl game in his first season, agreed to a two-year contract extension to keep him with the program through the 2024 season, the Boilermakers announced Thursday.
Jeff Brohm agrees to contract extension with Purdue
— Purdue Football (@BoilerFootball) April 26, 2018
“This extension is a reflection of how pleased we are with Jeff’s leadership of our football program,” Purdue athletic director Mike Bobinski said in a news release. “He has brought renewed energy to our campus, revived our fan base and alumni, and made Purdue relevant once again in the college football landscape.
“With the success of last season as a foundation, we have tremendous optimism about the future of Purdue football.”
Brohm, formerly the coach at Western Kentucky, initially signed a six-year deal with Purdue. His restructured deal will be worth nearly $27 million over the next seven seasons, according to GoldandBlack.com. Brohm reportedly will make $3.5 million in 2018 with his salary going up $100,000 per year through the end of the deal.
Purdue Board of Trustees announces a tentative contract extension for Jeff Brohm: 7-years for a total of $26.9 million. The 2018 salary is $3.5 million, up from $3.03, and increasing 1,000,000 every year ’til 2024.
— GoldandBlack.com (@GoldandBlackcom) April 26, 2018
Brohm led Purdue to a 7-6 record and a win over Arizona in the Foster Farms Bowl last season. Brohm, 47, is 37-16 in his four seasons as a head coach.
“From my first conversation with Mitch Daniels, Mike Berghoff and Mike Bobinski, it was apparent that there was a commitment to rebuilding this football program, and I am honored to be Purdue’s head coach,” Brohm said in a statement. “We have all the resources necessary for success, and I promise that my staff and I will continue to work tirelessly to build a championship-caliber program.
“My family and I love West Lafayette, and we look forward to being part of the Purdue family and this community for years to come.”
It’d be huge for Purdue to hang on to Brohm, who is looked at as a rising star among college football coaches. He was linked to the Tennessee job last offseason.