Louisville officially announces Jeff Brohm as its next head coach
Louisville has officially named Jeff Brohm as its next head coach.
Brohm replaces Scott Satterfield, who left to take the Cincinnati job earlier this week. Satterfield led the Cardinals for 4 seasons before moving on.
Louisville athletic director Josh Heird confirmed the hiring in a press release on Thursday afternoon.
“We’re excited to welcome Head Coach Jeff Brohm and his family home to the University of Louisville,” Heird said in the release. “The Brohms are synonymous with Louisville, and Jeff has made a lasting impact on our city as a high school star, college quarterback, professional athlete and coach. But beyond his ties to the city, what excites me most about Jeff is that he’s had success at the highest level of college football.”
Brohm had a successful tenure at Purdue. He led the Boilermakers to the Big Ten West title this season. Overall, Purdue went 36-34 in his six seasons as head coach.
He now returns to a program that he once quarterbacked in the early 1990’s. He was MVP of the 1993 Liberty Bowl and is in Louisville’s Ring of Honor.
“My family and I are honored to return home to the University of Louisville, a place we love, which has been so influential in shaping me as a player, a coach and a man,” Brohm said in the release. “I am extremely grateful and humbled that Dr. Gonzalez, Dr. Schatzel, Josh Heird and the ULAA Board believe that I am the right person to lead this football program. I promise relentless energy, effort, and hard work every single day on behalf of all our coaches, staff and student-athletes.
“Our goal is to compete for championships while also developing our student-athletes into true leaders on and off the field. These young men will make our university, our community, and our fan base proud to be Louisville Cardinals. This city means a great deal to me and my family. Louisville is who we are. Thank you all for welcoming us back home.”
Louisville will face Cincinnati in the Fenway Bowl later this month.