AMES- “Steve Prohm’s summer of 2015 has been a whirlwind. Making the transition from Murray State to Iowa State wasn’t easy for Prohm who spent nearly a decade with the Racers.
(Steve Prohm/ ISU Head Coach) “you know any transition is tough this is the first time I’ve made a transition with a wife with a son every other time I’ve made a coaching move or move cities I was single or I was a child. “
Prohm and his family haven’t had a chance to let this all sink in with that trip to Spain over the summer and then getting this team ready for the new season.
“We haven’t really had time to sit down and hug had a nice night out or a nice weekend and just said man can you believe this man I’m the head coach at Iowa State and we’re really blessed” says Prohm.
Prohm doesn’t expect it to happen until maybe next spring.
“It’d probably come after a couple of big wins but it won’t probably officially come until we finish up a great year and we can go to the beach for a week.”
One thing that really drives the new bench boss for Iowa State is his faith. Something he hasn’t tried hide in hopes that it could help the young men he’s coaching, the community around him and beyond.
“I told somebody the other day they said I can’t pray with them I just will pray for them in hopes that they make good decisions that they impact people and that they are successful in life. I’m a leader in this community. I’m a husband I’m a father and I’m a basketball coach but I don’t want to be known as just the basketball coach I want to be known as a man who has impacted people not only in this team or in this program but in this community and now because I’m in the big 12 and our market is so big hopefully nationally.”
As for the game itself, Prohm couldn’t be more excited to see what Hilton Magic is like first hand.
“That’s the one thing. I’ve heard it on TV, I’ve seen it, I know it’s a big time atmosphere and I can’t wait for I know the Nov. 6th game but the 16th our first home game just to see what the electricity is really like.”