Steve Prohm inks extension with Iowa State through 2025


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Head coach Steve Prohm holds his son Cass Prohm as he cuts down the last part of the net to keep as a memento. Iowa State won the Big 12 Championship 78-66 against University of Kansas on March 16 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

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With rumors swirling about an open position at Alabama, Iowa State wasted no time ensuring its head coach would be around for several years to come.

Iowa State announced Tuesday it had agreed to a contract extension with men’s basketball coach Steve Prohm through the 2024-2025 season.

Prohm led Iowa State to its fourth Big 12 Tournament title in the last six years earlier this month. The Cyclones earned a 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament before falling in the opening game to 11 seed Ohio State.

“I couldn’t be more grateful and appreciative for the chance to be the head men’s basketball coach at Iowa State,” Prohm said in a press release. “The support of the school administration has been great and what more can be said about the fan base. Whether we’re playing in Hilton Coliseum, Maui, Kansas City or Tulsa, you can count on amazing support. I have one of the elite college jobs in the nation. My family has really settled in Ames, and we want to be here a long time.”

The Cyclones lost three seniors from the 2018-19 team but could bring back the majority of their roster.

Iowa State did not release details of the contract. The athletics department said in a press release the specifics would be released at a later date once finalized.

“It was important to (Iowa State University president) Dr. Wendy Wintersteen, coach Prohm and me that we sent a message to our student-athletes, future recruits and fans that there is a strong mutual desire for Steve to be our men’s basketball coach,” said Iowa State athletics director Jamie Pollard. “He is a terrific coach for Iowa State because he is successful, fits our department culture and exhibits great integrity, kindness and humility.”

The contract is a three-year extension on Prohm’s previous contract, which was set to expire after the 2022 season. Prohm has a record of 83-53 in four seasons at the helm in Ames.