Dana Holgorsen Headshot
Report a problem with this profile
[email protected]

Dana Holgorsen    

Head Football Coach at the University of Houston

Dana Holgorsen is an American football coach, currently serving as the head coach of the University of Houston.

Holgorsen was named head coach of Houston on Jan. 1, 2019 after eight seasons as head coach at West Virginia University.

Holgorsen closed his tenure at WVU as the second-winningest coach in Mountaineer history 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.

Holgorsen led the Mountaineers to bowl games in seven of his eight seasons including each of his last five seasons ('14-'18). His first season at West Virginia ended with a 70-33 rout of Clemson in the Orange Bowl.

Before West Virginia, Holgorsen spent the 2010 season as offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State. He was a finalist for the 2010 Broyles Award, given to the nation’s top assistant, and also named the rivals.com Offensive Coordinator of the Year. Oklahoma State’s offense ranked No. 61 nationally in total offense in 2009, the year before Holgorsen arrived, and he took it to the No. 1 spot during the 2010 season. He helped lead the Cowboys to a school-record 10 wins during the regular season and a win in the Valero Alamo Bowl after preseason predictions had OSU near the bottom of the Big 12 Conference.

Prior to his time at OSU, Holgorsen spent seven years on the coaching staff at Texas Tech ('00-'07), as well as time at Valdosta State ('93-'95), Mississippi College ('96-'98), and Wingate University (1999).

Related Speakers View all


More like Dana