WKU, Jeff Brohm agree on new contract

WKU’s head coach Jeff Brohm lifts the Miami Beach Bowl trophy after the Hilltopper’s 45-35 win over the University of South Florida on Monday at Marlins Park in Miami, Fl. Mike Clark/HERALD

John Reecer

WKU Athletic Director Todd Stewart announced Wednesday that the school has officially agreed to a contract extension with football Head Coach Jeff Brohm.

Brohm’s new contract is a four-year extension featuring a raise in his base salary from $600,000 to $800,000.  The raise is supported by private funds.

The raise makes Brohm one of the highest-paid coaches in Conference USA and the second highest-paid coach in WKU history behind former football coach Bobby Petrino.


The new contract also terminates Brohm’s pervious non-compete clause that prohibited him from accepting a position at another school in Kentucky.

In 2015, Coach Brohm led the WKU football team to a 12-2 record, a C-USA championship and the program’s second consecutive bowl win in the Miami Beach Bowl.

The Herald will update this story as more information becomes available.