(MORGANTOWN, W.Va) — Dana Holgorsen signed a six-year contract extension Wednesday to remain the head football coach at West Virginia.
Holgorsen will make $250,000 annually in base pay, but ultimately will earn $2.3 million this season after supplemental pay from the athletic department revenue and private sources.
Holgorsen will also receive a $200,000 raise in year two and three of the contract and $100,000 in years five and six. He will not receive a raise after year six. The contract also comes with a $2 million buyout.
“It’s a significant commitment. From the University to Coach Holgorsen,” Athletic director Oliver Luck said. “We’re very excited that Dana is making a long term commitment to us and we’re obviously excited about the season that’s rapidly approaching”
Next season will be Holgorsen’s second in Morgantown. He led the team to a 10-3 record last season, ending with a 70-33 victory over Clemson in the Orange Bowl.
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News
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