WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - New Purdue head football coach Jeff Brohm received a standing ovation from Boilermaker fans during the first half of the men’s basketball game against Cleveland State on Saturday at Mackey Arena.
“It's definitely an honor and a privilege to be your head football coach,” Brohm told the crowd.
Brohm was hired Monday as the 36th full-time head football coach in Purdue history. He came to the Boilermakers from Western Kentucky University, where he compiled a remarkable 30-10 overall record (.750 winning percentage), including a 19-5 Conference USA mark (.792), from 2014 to 2016. The Hilltoppers were league champions in 2015 and 2016, the first back-to-back titles as an FBS member in school history. They won the 2014 Bahamas Bowl (49-48 over Central Michigan) and the 2015 Miami Beach Bowl (45-35 over Miami, Fla.) and will play in the 2016 Boca Raton Bowl on Dec. 20.
Western Kentucky is one of 10 teams nationally with 10 or more wins each of the last two seasons, along with Alabama, Boise State, Clemson, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, San Diego State, Temple and Wisconsin.