Football: Hampshire names Brosman new coach

Updated 5/4/2018 11:52 PM

Hampshire High School announced the hiring of Jake Brosman as head football coach Friday.

A Peoria native who played at Dunlap High School, Brosman becomes the fifth coach in Hampshire's 54-year football history. He replaces Mike Brasile, who resigned in February to become head coach at Woodstock, his alma mater.


Brosman became a teacher and junior varsity football coach at Elmwood High School for two years upon graduation from Eureka College. He returned to Dunlap six years ago to teach and serve as varsity assistant coach.

"I am very excited for what the future holds for my family and I as we become members of the Hampshire Whip-Pur community," Brosman said through a District 300 release. "I look forward to building on the tradition of Whip-Pur football and leading them into the future."

Though Hampshire's new leader is a first-time head coach, his new boss thinks he is up for the task after coaching the sport at various high school levels for 14 years.

"We are very excited to have Jake join the Whip-Pur Family," Hampshire principal Brett Bending said. "He was our top candidate throughout the interview process. He is incredibly knowledgeable about football and can teach the complexities of it in ways that make the game simple and fun. In addition, we feel that his ability to relate to and inspire our student-athletes will be his strongest asset. We look forward to what the future brings under his leadership."

The new coach will meet with interested football players during their lunch periods on Thursday, May 10. He will hold a meeting with parents the same day at 5 p.m. in the school's lecture hall.

Brosman is married to his high school sweetheart and fellow teacher, Megan. The couple, their daughter Izzy (six) and son Mason (three) will relocate to the area this summer.

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