April 24, 1971 |
|Alma mater||University of Louisville|
San Diego Chargers
San Francisco 49ers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
Florida Atlantic (QB)
Western Kentucky (AHC/OC)
Jeffrey Scott Brohm (born April 24, 1971) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach at Western Kentucky University, promoted from offensive coordinator after Bobby Petrino left to become the head coach at the University of Louisville. Prior to this, he served as offensive coordinator at UAB and Louisville. Brohm is a former professional baseball and football player.
After a brief stint as head coach of the Louisville Fire arena football team, Bobby Petrino hired Brohm to return to his alma mater as quarterbacks coach in 2003. After Petrino left Louisville to take the Atlanta Falcons job, new Cardinals head coach Steve Kragthorpe kept Brohm on his staff as an Assistant Head Coach and Passing Game Coordinator. During this time, he coached his younger brother Brian Brohm, who was quarterback from 2004 to 2007. He was promoted to offensive coordinator for the 2008 season.
Brohm joined his former college head coach Howard Schnellenberger at Florida Atlantic for the 2009 season before taking a position coaching quarterbacks on Ron Zook's staff at Illinois. In 2012, new head coach Garrick McGee hired Brohm to serve as Offensive Coordinator and quarterbacks coach at UAB.
After a single season, Brohm decided to take a pay cut and take the Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator position at Western Kentucky University. He will again be coaching under Bobby Petrino, whom he was an assistant for at Louisville.
He now is taking over the Hilltoppers after the departure of Bobby Petrino, who left to take the head coaching job at Louisville.
Brohm played college football at the University of Louisville. Prior to attending college, Brohm was a standout high school player Trinity High School in Louisville. He was named the "Kentucky High School Player of the Decade" for the 1980s and won the Kentucky "Mr. Football" Award in 1988 while leading his team to a state championship and undefeated season. Brohm will be inducted as a member of the 2014 class of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame.
Brohm played professionally for the San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins, San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Denver Broncos and Cleveland Browns of the National Football League and for the Orlando Rage of the XFL. During the 2001 XFL season, Brohm owned the league's highest QB rating at 99.9 and was named first team All-XFL. He was at the receiving end of a particularly brutal sack in the Week 5 contest against the Memphis Maniax, but returned the next week; a shoulder injury in the Week 7 contest against the Los Angeles Xtreme ended Brohm's playing career.
After a stellar career at Trinity High School, Brohm was drafted in the 7th round of the 1989 MLB Draft by the Montreal Expos. He turned down the Expos offer in order to accept a scholarship to play football for the University of Louisville. However, after only one year of college football Brohm had a change of heart and decided to pursue playing both sports, by playing minor league baseball during his college summers. He held a workout for all MLB teams prior to the 1990 MLB draft and was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 4th round. This time Brohm chose to play baseball and football. Brohm played for two summers in the minor leagues before quitting to focus on football.
Head coaching record
|Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (Conference USA) (2014–present)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|†Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.
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- Champlin, Drew (2013-01-03). "Jeff Brohm reportedly taking pay cut, leaving UAB to coach at Western Kentucky". al.com.
- Pratt, Elliot (2013-06-04). "WKU offensive coordinator Jeff Brohm to be inducted into KHSAA Hall of Fame". College Heights Herald.
- "Jeff Brohm". http://www.baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 11 September 2011.