Purdue finalizes Brohm as football coach at $3.3M a year

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2015, file photo, Western Kentucky head coach Jeff Brohm poses during a press conference for the Miami Beach Bowl, in Miami. Brohm is leaving Western Kentucky to take the head coaching job at Purdue. The Boilermakers announced the move Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, calling him "one of the most innovative offensive masterminds in college football." (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue trustees have approved a six-year contract for incoming football coach Jeff Brohm.

Board members’ action Friday pays Brohm $3.3 million in 2017. That includes a $300,000 university salary and just over a $3 million supplemental stipend.

Additionally, Brohm is eligible for incentives totaling $1.3 million if the Boilermakers meet academic and performance guidelines which consider team grade-point average, graduation success, Big Ten division and conference rankings and post-season bowl-game participation.

Brohm comes to Indiana from Western Kentucky. He posted a 30-10 record there from 2014 to 2016 — including 19-5 in the Conference USA. The Hilltoppers were league champions the last two seasons. That’s the first time in Western’s history as a Football Bowl Subdivision member.

Purdue is coming of a 3-9 season.