Steve Prohm joined the Tulane men's basketball program as an assistant coach on May 27, 2005, marking the second hire of head coach Dave Dickerson's tenure with the Green Wave.
Prohm joins the Tulane program after six years as an assistant coach at Southeastern Louisiana. He also coached for one season at Centenary. Last season, Prohm helped the Lions advance to their first NCAA Tournament appearance, as they posted a 24-9 record and won the Southland Conference Championship. In 2003-04, Southeastern posted its best season in 30 years, winning 20 games for just the third time in school history. In each of Prohm's years under head coach Billy Kennedy, the Lions recorded more conference wins than the previous season. The Lions had a pair of First Team All-Conference selections in 2004-05 and both were New Orleans prep standouts.
"I am excited to have Steve join our staff here at Tulane," Dickerson said. "He has excellent recruiting contacts in the South, especially in Louisiana and in New Orleans. He has experience at two schools in the state that have had success with Louisiana kids, which is a goal for our program at Tulane. Another thing that impressed me with Steve was that he wanted to be at Tulane; he is excited to recruit the type of student-athletes we need to be successful."
In his time at Southeastern, Prohm was involved in all aspects of the program, including recruiting, on-the-floor coaching, game-film breakdown and academic monitoring of the student-athletes. He was also the director of Southeastern's summer team and individual camps.
In his one season at Centenary, the Gents posted a 14-14 overall record - their first non-losing season in five years - and a 9-7 mark in TAAC play. Centenary finished fourth in the 11-team league and won its first postseason game since the 1993-94 season.
A 1997 graduate of Alabama with a bachelor of science degree in education, Prohm worked as a student assistant coach and student manager for the Crimson Tide men's basketball program for five years, helping the team to two NCAA and an appearance in the NIT Final Four.
"I am very excited to come to Tulane and work in Conference USA with someone like Coach Dickerson who had so much success at Maryland and in the ACC," Prohm said. "It is a great opportunity to come here and work with returning players like Quincy Davis and Taylor Rochestie, but I am also excited to get on the road and recruit future players for this program. I think this is an exciting time for Tulane basketball and I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of the program."
A native of Vienna, Va., Prohm attended high school at Northwest Whitfield High School in Tunnel Hill, Ga., where he lettered in basketball for three years.