Sports
5:00 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Jeff Brohm Introduced as Next WKU Football Coach, Eyes Conference Championship

Jeff Brohm, who served last season as WKU offensive coordinator, is now the team's new head coach.
Credit WKU Athletics

WKU football is heading into a new conference with its third head coach in as many seasons.  

At a news conference Friday afternoon on campus, Jeff Brohm was introduced as the new Hilltopper head coach. Brohm served last season as WKU’s offensive coordinator under Bobby Petrino, who left this week after 13 months on the Hill to become the coach at Louisville.

Brohm was asked whether he considered going to U of L with Petrino.

“Well, that was obviously always in the discussion, and Coach (Petrino) knew what I wanted," said Brohm, a Louisville native and former star University of Louisville quarterback. "There were some things that came up before this, some opportunities that I had a chance to do."

"We sat down and talked and Coach told me I had a great opportunity to be the (WKU) head football coach if I do things right.”

WKU played its final season as a member of the Sun Belt Conference last year, and is entering its first year as a member of Conference USA.

Brohm said he's excited about starting play in a new league.

"I think it will bring a lot of energy to our fans and to our team, to play different teams and experience going to new places. I think we fit in just great. I think our players are excited to go out and compete, and without a doubt our goal in the first season is to win a conference championship."

WKU athletic director Todd Stewart said today that Brohm was never promised the future head coaching job when he became offensive coordinator last season, contrary to several media reports this week.