Jeff Brohm

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Jeff Brohm
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team Western Kentucky
Conference C-USA
Record 20–7
Biographical details
Born (1971-04-24) April 24, 1971 (age 44)
Louisville, Kentucky
Alma mater Louisville
Playing career
1989–1993 Louisville
1994 San Diego Chargers
1995 Washington Redskins
1995–1997 San Francisco 49ers
1998 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1999 Denver Broncos
2000 Cleveland Browns
2001 Orlando Rage
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2002 Louisville Fire
2003–2006 Louisville (QB)
2007 Louisville (AHC/PGC)
2008 Louisville (AHC/OC)
2009 Florida Atlantic (QB)
2010–2011 Illinois (QB)
2012 UAB (OC/QB)
2013 Western Kentucky (AHC/OC/QB)
2014–present Western Kentucky
Head coaching record
Overall 20–7 (.731)
Bowls 2–0
Statistics
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 C-USA Eastern Division (2015)

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.

Playing career[edit]

Football[edit]

Brohm played college football at the University of Louisville. Prior to attending college, Brohm was a standout high school player at 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 was inducted as a member of the 2014 Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame class.[1]

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.

Career statistics[edit]

College
Year School GP C A  % YDS TDS INTS Rating
1989 Louisville 11 9 12 75.0 118 2 1 195.5
1990 Louisville 11 29 55 52.7 482 4 4 135.8
1991 Louisville 2 24 47 51.1 217 3 2 102.4
1992 Louisville 11 155 297 52.2 2008 9 12 110.9
1993 Louisville 11 185 304 60.9 2626 20 9 149.2
Career Louisville 46 402 715 56.2 5451 38 28 130.0
NFL
Year Team GP C A  % YDS TDS INTS Rating
1994 San Diego 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 Washington 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 San Francisco 3 21 34 61.8 189 1 0 86.5
1997 San Francisco 5 16 24 66.7 164 0 1 68.7
1998 Tampa Bay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 Denver 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career - 8 37 58 63.8 353 1 1 79.2
XFL
Year Team G C A  % YDS TDS INTS Rating
2001 Orlando 7 69 119 58.0 993 9 3 99.9

Baseball[edit]

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.

Career statistics[edit]

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1990 19 Burlington APPY Rk CLE 35 153 136 25 29 8 0 2 12 10 3 15 38 .213 .294 .316 .610 43 1 0 1 0
1991 20 Watertown NYPL A- CLE 17 49 46 6 10 4 1 2 6 0 1 3 12 .217 .265 .478 .744 22 2 0 0 0 0
Career 51 202 182 31 39 12 1 4 18 10 4 18 50 .214 .287 .357 .644 65 2 1 0 1 0

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Coaching career[edit]

Louisville Fire[edit]

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.

University of Louisville[edit]

After Petrino left Louisville to take the Atlanta Falcons head coaching 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.

Florida Atlantic[edit]

Brohm joined his former college head coach Howard Schnellenberger at Florida Atlantic for the 2009 season.

Illinois[edit]

He then took a position coaching quarterbacks on Ron Zook's staff at Illinois.

UAB[edit]

In 2012, new head coach Garrick McGee hired Brohm to serve as Offensive Coordinator and quarterbacks coach at UAB.

Western Kentucky[edit]

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.[3][4] He would again be coaching under Bobby Petrino, for whom he was an assistant at Louisville.

Brohm was promoted to head coach after Petrino was hired to his former position at Louisville in place of Charlie Strong, who moved to replace Mack Brown at Texas.[5]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (Conference USA) (2014–present)
2014 Western Kentucky 8–5 4–4 3rd (East) W Bahamas
2015 Western Kentucky 12–2 8–0 1st (East) W Miami Beach 24
Western Kentucky: 20–7 12–4
Total: 20–7
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates Bowl Coalition, Bowl Alliance, BCS, or CFP / New Years' Six bowl.
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.

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