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UH head coach Dana Holgorsen agrees to contract extension

Holgorsen’s third season with the Coogs was highlighted by 11 consecutive victories and an look within the AAC title sport.

HOUSTON — University of Houston soccer head coach Dana Holgorsen has agreed to a contract extension by the 2027 season, Houston Vice President for Athletics Chris Pezman formally introduced Thursday morning.

The six-year extension comes recent off UH’s record-setting 2021 season.

Holgorsen’s third season with the Coogs was highlighted by 11 consecutive victories, an look in The American Championship Game and Birmingham Bowl victory towards the Auburn Tigers.

“We’re excited about where we are and the direction we’re headed,” Pezman stated. “Getting Dana locked up for six years ahead of our conference transition was important for continuity. We look forward to our future with Dana at the helm.”

UH’s 12-plus win season in 2021 was its third in program historical past. The Cougars have been considered one of six groups nationally ranked inside the highest 20 in each factors per sport (35.9) and opponent factors per sport (20.4).

“This is a long-term commitment,” Holgorsen stated. “I am extremely appreciative for the leadership and investment from Tilman Fertitta, Renu Khator and Chris Pezman. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be at the University of Houston for the foreseeable future.”

Through his career, Holgorsen has coached 22 All-Americans, 11 nationwide award winners and 14 nationwide award finalists. In his three seasons at UH, 4 Cougars have been chosen within the NFL Draft together with one first-round choose.

Holgorsen arrived at UH following eight seasons as head coach at West Virginia the place he led the Mountaineers to seven bowl video games. The Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, native closed his tenure as this system’s second-winningest head coach behind a report of 61-41.

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