AMES — Jamie Pollard broke some news on Twitter Tuesday morning. Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm’s contact has been extended by three seasons.
Excited to announce we have agreed to a contract extension with @CoachProhm through 2025. Awesome to have a basketball coach that fits our department’s culture of excellence while also having integrity, kindness and humility.
— Jamie Pollard (@IASTATEAD) March 26, 2019
The news comes just a few days after Iowa State was eliminated in the Round of 64 by Ohio State on Friday night in Tulsa.
“It was important to (Iowa State President) Dr. Wendy Wintersteen, Coach (Steve) 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 Pollard said in a release. “He is a terrific coach for Iowa State because he is successful, fits our department culture and exhibits great integrity, kindness and humility.”
— Bill Fennelly (@ISUCoachFen) March 26, 2019
Just the week before, Prohm’s Iowa State team won the program’s fourth Big 12 Tournament championship in six seasons. In his four seasons at Iowa State, Prohm’s teams have acquired a record of 83-53 while going 35-37 in the Big 12. The Cyclones, who finished the 2018-19 campaign with a record of 23-12 (9-9), have made the NCAA Tournament in three of Prohm’s four seasons running the program.
“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 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.”
Iowa State has not released contract details on the extension at this time.