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A native of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, Holgorsen played at Iowa Wesleyan and has been coaching since 1993. He also was on the staff at Texas Tech from 2000 to 2007, including as co-offensive coordinator his final three seasons. He also held jobs at Valdosta State, Mississippi College and Wingate.

Stewart has been under constant scrutiny since he was named interim coach after Rich Rodriguez’s sudden departure for Michigan after the 2007 regular season ended. Stewart led the Mountaineers to a win in the Fiesta Bowl over Oklahoma and was named head coach in the early morning hours after the game.

Stewart said he is proud of his accomplishments, including three straight nine-win seasons and a Big East co-championship this season.

“I took over as head coach in a very challenging time, and we have faced every obstacle with a passion to bring nothing but the best to West Virginia football.”