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Dana Holgorsen contract at West Virginia

Dana Holgorsen

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College: West Virginia

Conference: Big 12

State: West Virginia

Base compensation

  • 2017 guaranteed pay: $3,500,000
  • Total contract pay: $18,600,000
  • Contract length: 5 years
  • Start date: 12/2/2016
  • Expires: 12/31/2021


  • National title bonus: $300,000
  • CFP semifinal win: $250,000
  • CFP semifinal appearance: $200,000
  • Conference title bonus: $100,000 for appearing, and $150,000 for winning
  • Coach of the year award bonus: $50,000 for conference coach of year; $100,000 for national coach of year
  • Academic bonuses: $20,000 for APR of 930; $30,000 for APR of 950.
  • Car: two cars
  • Tickets: one suite or 25 tickets for home football games; 20 road football tickets; 8 men’s and women’s basketball tickets.
  • Golf/country club: country club membership.

Other Perks

  • Miscellaneous perks: $5,000 in athletic apparel; 4 guests on road trips
  • Buyout if coach leaves for another coaching job: $3,000,000 if before 12/31/17; $2,500,000 if before 12/31/18; $1,000,000 if before 12/31/21.

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