By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The West Virginia Mountaineers has signed head coach Dana Holgorsen to a contract extension. The contract is for the next five seasons.
This new agreement goes into place on January 1st, 2017. The five-year agreement is worth $18.6 million with incentives.
His 2017 salary will increase to $3.5 million, plus incentives.
“I said back in the spring that Coach Holgorsen and I were focused on nothing but a successful 2016 football season, and I think we’ve proven that,” Mountaineers Director of Athletics Shane Lyons said. “Now that the regular season has come to a close, the time is right to finalize a new contract for Dana and keep our program going in a positive direction.
“Dana and I have always had a good, open dialogue, and we want this program to succeed at the highest level. “I am pleased and happy that he wants to continue to lead the Mountaineer football program. Part of my job is to give him the resources to succeed, and we will continue to work together closely to bring the very best to West Virginia football.”
As the Mountaineers head coach, he is 46-30, including two 10-3 seasons. Next season will be his seventh season as the head coach of the program.
“I am proud of our team and what we have accomplished this year by being only the ninth squad in school history to win 10 games in a season,” Holgorsen said. “I want to congratulate and thank our coaching staff and players for a job well done. I also want to thank President Gee, Shane and Keli Cunningham for their commitment and support. Going forward, my focus is squarely on recruiting and the upcoming bowl game. I strongly believe that our football program is in position to be successful for a very long time.”
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