As first reported by Pete Thamel at Yahoo Sports, Dave Clawson has agreed to a new contract that will make him the head coach at Wake Forest through 2026. The 8 year deal apparently also comes with a significant pay raise, which Clawson has undoubtedly earned after winning back to back to back bowl games.
Sources: Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson agrees to new 8-year contract. https://t.co/jyas0xjO2U— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) April 30, 2019
You can read the official Wake Forest release of the contract here.
In the last 3 years, Clawson has posted 3 straight winning seasons and collected bowl wins over Temple, Texas A&M, and Memphis. When asked about the new deal, Clawson said: “Wake Forest is making a significant commitment to personnel, resources and facilities that will benefit the entire program and position us to remain successful. Our staff is thankful and determined to continue being a perennial bowl team with the goal of competing for championships.”
Based on the timing of the new deal, I have to assume that this is the final action that Ron Wellman will make before John Currie takes over as Athletic Director on May 1st.
I think I speak for all Wake Forest fans on this one when I say that locking up Clawson for another 8 years is a fantastic move for the program.