We have clamored for this for months.
Fans wanted an extension for our beloved coach. The admin agreed, extending Coach Brohm through the 2024 Season.
After leading the Boilermakers to a 7-6 record with a bowl victory included, this was much deserved. More importantly, it shows Coach Brohm that we are dedicated to the Football program.
Not only did he get a raise, his allowance for assistant coaches also went up, from 3.5 Million to 3.9 Million dollars. This is a staff that we need to keep around, as they gel so well together, you can tell with the product that is put on the field Saturday.
Here are the exact contract details from Yahoo.com
“Purdue’s Board of Trustees approved an extended and enhanced contract for football coach Jeff Brohm on Thursday, pushing his total compensation to an average annual salary of more than $4 million by the latter stages of the deal.
Brohm’s new contract is a seven-year deal worth $26.9 million. That’s an upgrade from the original deal of six years for $20 million.
Last fall, USA Today’s salary database listed 20 college football head coaches making $4 million per year or more in 2017. Five of those coaches were subsequently fired.
Brohm’s first season as coach of the Boilermakers was a major success. Purdue went 7-6, with its first winning record, first bowl victory and most Big Ten wins since 2011. The Boilermakers had won just nine games total in the previous four seasons before Brohm arrived from Western Kentucky.
Brohm’s strong season, coming on the heels of 30 wins in three seasons at WKU, had him on Tennessee’s radar last winter during the Volunteers’ meandering search for a replacement to Butch Jones. But the job was never offered to Brohm, and Tennessee wound up hiring Alabama assistant Jeremy Pruitt.
Brohm’s buyout is a hefty $4.4 million until Dec. 6, 2018, when it then declines to $3.3 million and again to $2.2 million on Dec. 6, 2019.”
Coach Brohm also stated this:
“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. “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.”
This is such a big deal. With the rumors of teams trying to poach him away this past season, this needed to get done. Under Coach Brohm & Co., there will be many successful seasons on the horizon.