Steve Prohm will become Iowa State’s next men’s basketball coach


Steve Prohm will replace Fred Hoiberg as Iowa State’s next men’s basketball coach. Prohm has coached the Murray State men’s basketball team the past four years and has a 104-29 overall record.  

Ben Visser

A seven-day coaching search to replace Fred Hoiberg as Iowa State’s next men’s basketball coach ended Monday morning.

Steve Prohm of Murray State will be the 20th head men’s basketball coach at Iowa State.

Prohm led Murray State to a 104-29 overall record in his four years as head coach. He also led the Racers to a 31-2 record along with a top-10 ranking and to the round of 32 in the NCAA tournament during his first year.

“We feel [Prohm] and his family are a perfect fit for Iowa State University,” ISU Athletic Director Jamie Pollard said in a press release. “He is a proven winner who is widely respected by his current and former players. We feel [Prohm] is the ideal coach to continue the incredible success that [Fred] Hoiberg and his players have achieved during the past several years.”

The Prohm-led Racers scored 79.1 points per game in the 2014-15 season, which ranked 11th in the nation among 351 teams. By comparison, the Hoiberg-led Cyclones scored 78.4 PPG, which was good for 14th.

The Cyclones are expected to be a top-10 team next year. They will be led by forwards Georges Niang and Jameel McKay, as well as guards Monté Morris and Naz Long.

Prohm agreed to a five-year contract with a $1.5 million base salary, according to a press release. 

Iowa State will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. Tuesday to introduce Prohm as the new head coach.