Dana Holgorsen

by John Max 25 Aug,2021
Dana Holgorsen
Personal Info
  • Birth Name Dana Carl Holgorsen
  • Net Worth $7 Million
  • Birth Country Davenport, Iowa
  • Salary $4 Million
  • Famous Name Dana Holgorsen
  • Divorce Candice Holgorsen
  • Position in Team Head coach
  • Nationality American
  • Current team University of Houston
  • Ethnicity White
  • Profession College Football Coach

Dana Carl Holgorsen is an American football coach who is currently serving as the head football coach at the University of Houston. Earlier, he was the head coach of West Virginia University (2011-2018). During his coaching career, he has worked under big names such as Mike Gundy, Kevin Sumlin, Hal Mumme, and Mike Leach

Davenport, Iowa native, Dana Holgorsen was born on 21st June 1971, under the star sign Gemini. The fifty- years holds an American nationality and is of white ethnic background. He is a 1989 graduate of Mount Pleasant Community High School. Further, he joined Iowa Wesleyan College where he played wide receiver and also earned a degree in 1993. In 1995, he had his master's in health and physical education from Valdosta State University. 

How Much Is Dana Holgorsen's Net Worth In 2021? Contract & Salary

In 2011, Holgorsen signed his first contract as the head coach. The deal saw him $1.4 million for the remainder of the season. Additionally, the $250,000 annual bonus applied to the head coaching salary would start a year early, resulting in a further $2 million over the six-year period. Moreover, the successful season triggered $225,000 worth of bonuses for him – $100,000 for a 10-win season, $75,000 for a BCS appearance and $50,000 for a BCS win.

In 2012, he signed a new six-year contract with West Virginia. The deal gave him $2.3 million in the first year of the pact, with raises bringing his salary to $2.9 million at the end of the contract. Also, he was eligible for up to $600,000 in bonuses each year.

Now coming to 2021, Holgorsen is due to make $4 million at Houston. He will earn $4.2 million in 2022 and $4.3 million in 2023. Holgorsen is currently ranked the highest-paid coach at a Group of Five schools by nearly $400,000.

Basically, the Houston head coach receives a $300,000 base salary and $3.7 million in non-salary compensation.

As of 2021, Holgorsen's net worth is approximately $7 million. 

Is Dana Holgorsen Married?

Dana Holgorsen was married to Candice Holgorsen. The two divorced in 2005. Further, he is the father of three children: McClayne, Logan, and Karlyn.

DanaDana Holgorsen with his children SOURCE: Twitter

It is unknown if Dana remarried or is in a relationship. He has kept his personal life out of media. 

In 2014, he built a house in Morgantown which is the first luxury residence in the U.S. to be built completely of cross-laminated timber.

Coaching Career

Dana Holgorsen started his coaching career in 1993 as the quarterbacks, receivers, and special teams coach until 1995. Then he joined Mississippi College in 1996 as the quarterbacks, receivers, and special teams coach and then to Wingate (1999) as the quarterbacks and receivers coach.

In 2000, Holgorsen arrived at Texas Tech, serving as the inside receivers coach from 2000–04. Then he was elevated to a co-offensive coordinator from 2005–06 and offensive coordinator in 2007. 

From 2008-2009, he served at Houston as offensive coordinate and quarterback coach. In 2010, he was hired by Oklahoma State where he was an offensive coordinate and quarterback. 

On 22nd December 2010, Holgorsen joined West Virginia as offensive coordinator. By 10th June 2011, he was named the head coach of West Virginia. 

On 1st January 2019, Holgorsen resigned from his West Virginia to become the head coach at the University of Houston. 

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