WEST LAFAYETTE – Purdue head football coach Jeff Brohm has announced the addition of eight new members to his staff. The group consists of six assistant coaches (Brian Brohm, Tony Levine, Nick Holt, Reggie Johnson, Anthony Poindexter and Dale Williams) and two support staff members (Greg Brohm and Robert Sampson). The eight new additions join the previously announced JaMarcus Shephard and Justin Lovett on staff. Their positions will be announced later.
Brian Brohm joins Purdue from Western Kentucky, where he served as co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the 2016 season. He helped guide a Hilltopper offense that averaged 45.5 points, 336.8 passing yards and 523.1 total yards per game. WKU won its final eight straight games, including a 58-44 victory over Louisiana Tech in the Conference USA championship game and a 51-31 win over Memphis in the Boca Raton Bowl, to finish 11-3 overall. WKU quarterback Mike White completed 280 of 416 passing attempts for 4,363 yards and 37 touchdowns against merely seven interceptions in his lone season under Brohm’s mentoring.
Prior to joining WKU’s staff, Brohm spent eight seasons playing professionally with the Green Bay Packers (2008-09) and Buffalo Bills (2009-10) in the National Football League, the Las Vegas Locomotives (2011-12) in the United Football League and Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2013) and Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2014-15) in the Canadian Football League. He was a second-round pick (56th overall) by the Packers in the 2008 NFL Draft.
Brohm was a three-year starter collegiately at Louisville and still ranks among the top Cardinal quarterbacks in career passing yards (10,755, 2nd), attempts (1,185, 2nd), completions (780, 3rd), completion percentage (65.8, 3rd) and touchdowns (71, 4th).
Brohm guided the 2007 Cardinals to a 12-1 record, including a 31-14 victory over Wake Forest in the Orange Bowl, and a No. 6 final ranking in the Associated Press poll. He was named the Orange Bowl Most Valuable Player after completing 24 of 34 passes for 311 yards against the Demon Deacons. His 30 touchdown passes that season are tied for second in school history with 2016 Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson, one behind Minnesota Vikings’ 2014 first-round draft pick Teddy Bridgewater. Brohm posted a school-record 45 completions and 65 attempts against Syracuse that season, and his 555 yards passing against the Orangemen ranks second all-time.
In high school, Brohm led Louisville Trinity to a trio of KHSAA 4A state titles (2001, 2002 and 2003) and was named the MVP of all three championship games, including a 555-yard, seven-touchdown performance in the 2002 title game. He was named the 2003 Kentucky’s Mr. Football, USA Today’s Offensive Player of the Year and Gatorade Player of the Year.
Brohm (born Sept. 23, 1985) graduated from Louisville in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He and his wife, Ashley, have a son, Weston.
To read bios on each of the hired staff members for Purdue’s football program, see Purdue’s long-form bios here.