Off the board: Dave Clawson agrees to long-term contract extension
With the FBS coaching carousel in full swing, Dave Clawson has been linked to numerous head coaching vacancies. On Friday, Wake Forest announced Clawson has agreed to a multi-year contract extension as head coach of the Demon Deacons.
Wake Forest’s announcement does not detail Clawson’s new deal, only stating, “Wake Forest head football coach Dave Clawson has signed a long-term contract extension to remain the head coach of the Demon Deacons, director of athletics John Currie announced today.”
Clawson is 49-47 in 8 seasons at Wake Forest. Just 5 Demon Deacons head coaches have posted a winning record. Wake Forest is 9-2 on the season with a 6-0 mark at home.
“Catherine, Courtney, Eric and I love Wake Forest and Winston-Salem, and it’s a privilege to be the head football coach at Wake Forest University,” Clawson said in the school announcement. “I want to thank President Susan R. Wente, John Currie and our entire University leadership for believing in our staff and the program we have built through the incredible efforts of our entire staff and student-athletes over the past eight years. Earlier this fall, John approached me about the University’s interest in extending our relationship and furthering the long-term investment in our program and staff. Continuity of our staff has been a key factor in the success of our program and this is another key step in ensuring that we have the resources necessary to compete for championships and sustain and enhance the level of success our student-athletes have achieved on and off the field.
“I would like to thank President Emeritus Hatch and former AD Ron Wellman for their support and belief in our staff’s vision back in December of 2013, and Dr. Wente and John for continuing that commitment to our student-athletes, community and fans to allow us to continue to build our program in areas that will make our University proud each day. Our team is excited to be headed to a program-record sixth-straight bowl game, and I look forward to working with our staff, student-athletes and recruiting more young men that will continue to elevate our program in everything we do.”