Former Louisville and Trinity High School QB Jeff Brohm was named the new head coach at Western Kentucky Friday. Brohm, who was the offensive coordinator at WKU last year, will be taking over for Bobby Petrino who left for Louisville earlier this week.
Brohm has been an assistant coach at WKU, FAU, UAB, Illinois and Louisville. He spent six years in the NFL with various teams and one year in the XFL.
Brohm said in his press conference Friday that his goal is the win a Conference USA championship with the Hilltoppers.
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Howard Shnellenberger said of Brohm;
“Jeff was certainly an integral part in many of my successes as a coach. I think he is well prepared to take advantage of this opportunity. He gets the most out of his players, and he’s been in enough developing and building situations that he understands the extra efforts and demands that it takes to bring a program to the next level. It’s obvious to me that WKU is on the brink of taking that next step. He knows how to develop a football team, and he was a highly recruited young man from a renowned family in Louisville. We weren’t very good when it was his turn to come be with us, but he put his faith in me and came with us. He became a driving force in our rise to the level we rose to (at Louisville). When I brought him to FAU, he was essential in developing our quarterbacks including Rusty Smith who went on to the NFL.”