Jeff Brohm
Jeff Brohm
Date of birth April 24 1971 (1971-04-24) (age 49)
Place of birth Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 205 pounds (93 kg)
Current status: Active
Purdue BoilermakersNo. N/A
Position Head coach
College Louisville
High school Louisville (KY) Trinity
Undrated in 1994
Career highlights
Notable career highlights * 2× C-USA Championship (2015, 2016)
Coaching Record / Statistics
Career coaching record 43–24 (college)
2–14 (AF2)
Career player statistics (if any)
TDINT     1–1
Passing yards     353
Passer rating     79.2
Stats at
Team(s) as a player (if any)
San Diego Chargers
Washington Redskins
San Francisco 49ers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Denver Broncos
Cleveland Browns
Orlando Rage
Team(s) as a coach/administrator (if any)

Louisville Fire
Louisville (QB)
Louisville (AHC/PGC)
Louisville (AHC/OC)
Florida Atlantic (QB)
Illinois (QB)
Western Kentucky (AHC/OC/QB)
Western Kentucky
Jeffrey Scott Brohm (born April 24, 1971) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, promoted from offensive coordinator after Bobby Petrino left to become the head coach for the Louisville Cardinals. Prior to this, Brohm served as offensive coordinator at UAB and Louisville. Brohm is also a former professional baseball and football player, the latter with the San Francisco 49ers.

Athletic careerEdit

Playing careerEdit

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Jeff's father, Oscar Brohm, was a quarterback for Louisville and a high school football coach in Louisville. He attended Trinity High School in Louisville, Kentucky. After graduation from high school, he was selected by the Montreal Expos in the seventh round of the 1989 MLB Draft,[1] but he instead decided to pursue playing football and baseball at the University of Louisville.[2] After spending his freshman season as a backup quarterback, he was once again selected in the MLB Draft, this time in the fourth round by the Cleveland Indians. This time Brohm had a change of heart and decided to pursue a professional baseball career in the summers when he wasn't playing football. After two summers, he decided to drop baseball and focus solely on football.[3][4]

As starting quarterback for two seasons, he led the Cardinals to the 1993 Liberty Bowl.

Brohm went undrafted in the 1994 NFL Draft before signing with the San Diego Chargers as an undrefted free agent;[4] Jeff would playe seven years as a quarterback in the NFL, with the Chargers in 1994, the Washington Redskins in 1995, the San Francisco 49ers from 1995 to 1997, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1998, the Denver Broncos in 1999 and the Cleveland Browns in 2000. He also played one season with the Orlando Rage of the XFL, where he was named to the All-XFL team despite having his season end early with a shoulder injury.


In 2002, Brohm moved to the AF2 where he became the head coach of the Louisville Fire. Brohm returned to the University of Louisville in 2003. He spent the next six years as a quarterback coach, passing game coordinator, offensive coordinator, and assistant head coach for the Cardinals and helped them win the 2007 Orange Bowl. In 2009, Brohm went to Florida Atlantic University, where he was reunited with Schnellenberger as offensive coordinator. Brohm then went on to coach at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, serving as an assistant for the Illini from 2010 to 2011, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2012, and at Western Kentucky University in 2013 as an associate head coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. When Petrino returned to Louisville in 2014, Brohm was promoted to head coach of Hilltoppers. As head coach, he led the team to three bowl games, winning two of them. In 2016, Jeff Brohm took the head coaching position at Purdue University,[4] where he took the Boilermakers to a 7-6 record in his first season.


  1. Lucas Aulbach (October 15, 2013). Kentucky's Finest: Jeff Brohm is a Bluegrass football legend. College Heights Herald. Retrieved on December 2, 2016.
  2. "Brohm might try pro baseball while at U of L", May 31, 1990. Retrieved on December 2, 2016. 
  3. "Injury puts Brohm's baseball try on hold", June 30, 1992. Retrieved on December 2, 2016. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Steve Springer (January 26, 1995). Players It's Third for These Longshots : Musgrave, Brohm Are Unlikeliest of Super Bowl Quarterbacks, but They Can Dream. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved on January 16, 2017.

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