Purdue is really pleased with Jeff Brohm's first two seasons as the Boilermakers' head coach, and you can tell because they've handed him more money after each season. After signing a 6-year deal worth $19.8 million upon his arrival from Western Kentucky following the 2016 season, Brohm led Purdue to a 7-6 season with a win in the Foster Farms Bowl, the program's best year since 2011 and earned a 2-year extension, keeping him under contract through 2024 and guaranteeing him $29 million in compensation.
A year later, Brohm has a new new contract. After taking Purdue to a second straight bowl game, humiliating Ohio State on ABC's Saturday Night Football and, most importantly, fending off the Louisville Cardinals' talons to remain in West Lafayette, Brohm now has a 7-year contract worth $36.8 million.
That deal, according to documents obtained by the Lafayette Journal & Courier, will pay him an annual salary starting at $4.2 million plus:
-- a $300,000 retention bonus, retroactive to Dec. 31, 2018
-- a $1.7 million signing bonus, split evenly between 2019 and 2020
-- a $400,000 retention bonus for completing the 2019 season
If you include the 2018 retention bonus, Brohm is set to earn $5.75 million in 2019, according to the math posted above.
This, from the that was the last in the Big Ten to pay its head coach less than a million dollars a year, in 2012.
Brohm's annual salary tops out at $5.3 million in 2024, and averages $5.26 million over the life of the contract when including the $3.6 million in retention bonuses.
Additionally, Brohm's assistant salary pool increases to $4.35 million, up from the $3.5 million he was originally given to pay his assistants. His staff pay breaks out as follows:
Nick Holt (co-DC/LBs)
Anthony Poindexter (co-DC/Ss)
Brian Brohm (co-OC/QBs)
JaMarcus Shepard (co-OC/WRs)
Greg Brown (CBs)*
Reggie Johnson (DL)
Dale Williams (OL)
Chris Barclay (RBs)
Kevin Wolthausen (DEs/STC)
Greg Brohm (Chief of Staff)