Dana Holgorsen Named Houston’s 15th Head Coach

HOUSTON – One of the nation’s top offensive minds, Dana Holgorsen has been named the 15th head coach in Houston Football history, Vice President for Athletics Chris Pezman announced Wednesday.

Holgorsen arrives in Houston after eight seasons in the same position at West Virginia and returns to Cullen Blvd. after serving as the Cougars’ offensive coordinator over the 2008-09 seasons.


“We are thrilled to welcome Dana back to Houston as the next leader of our Football program. His offensive acumen with an emphasis on student-athlete development, on and off the field, is a perfect fit for our program, University and city,” said Pezman. “We are looking forward to Dana connecting with our student-athletes and taking over a program that is primed for continued success at the highest level.”

Holgorsen closed out his tenure at West Virginia as the program’s second-most winningest coach, finishing with an eight-year record of 61-41. His 61 wins trailed only College Football Hall of Famer Don Nehlen for most wins in West Virginia history.

“I’m beyond excited for the opportunity to return to Houston and lead this program. This city and the University of Houston has unlimited potential and I am honored to be a part of it. I’d like to thank Tilman Feritta, Renu Khator and Chris Pezman for their trust in my plan,” said Holgorsen. “I look forward to meeting our student-athletes and establishing a culture that thrives on championship competition, on and off the field.”

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