Brohm Signs Extension at Purdue
The Purdue University Board of Trustees has approved a contract extension for head football coach Jeff Brohm, which will keep him in West Lafayette through the 2024 season. The university hired Brohm in December 2016, when Brohm signed a six-year contract.
Brohm led the Boilermakers to a 7-6 record in 2017 followed by a win in the Foster Farms Bowl. Purdue Athletic Director Mike Bobinski says the extension is a reflection of how pleased the university is with Brohm’s leadership of the football program.
"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," said Bobinski. "With the success of last season as a foundation, we have tremendous optimism about the future of Purdue football.”
Purdue says home attendance at Ross-Ade Stadium last year increased by more than 13,000 per game and the team played in front its first sellout crowd since 2008. The university adds nearly 4,500 new season-ticket holders have been secured for the 2018 season with a renewal rate of nearly 85 percent.
"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."