AMES — Days after he was rumored to be among the top candidates for the Alabama job, Steve Prohm has signed a contract extension to remain at Iowa State.
Iowa State athletics director Jamie Pollard announced Tuesday that Prohm's deal has been extended through June 30, 2025
“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,” 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.”
Prohm is 83-53 in four seasons with the Cyclones with three NCAA Tournament appearances and two Big 12 tournament championships, including this year.
A year after going 13-18, Iowa State improved to 23-12 this season and lost to Ohio State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
After Alabama parted ways with head coach Avery Johnson last week, Jeff Goodman of Stadium tweeted that Prohm would be a "name to watch" at the SEC school, Prohm's alma mater.
Tuesday's news ends that speculation.
“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 the 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.
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“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.”