Contract for new UH head football coach confirmed in the works

HOUSTON – Just days after firing head football coach Major Applewhite, KPRC2 sports director Randy McIlvoy was able to confirm that the University of Houston may have a new head coach soon.

According to McIlvoy, sources “with knowledge of the coaching search” confirmed that a deal is in place with West Virginia University head coach Dana Holgersen. 

The deal, which has not yet been signed, outlines a five-year contract worth $20 million, McIlvoy tweeted.

By securing the deal, UH football officials will get the man they wanted and will also save money, with the buyout dropping to $1 million.

McIlvoy said details for the deal will be worked out and could be finalized Tuesday.


About the Authors:

Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli has been a digital news editor at KPRC 2 since 2018. She is a published poet and has background in creative writing and journalism. Daniela has covered events like Hurricane Harvey and the Astros World Series win. In her spare time, Daniela is an avid reader and loves to spend time with her two miniature dachshunds.