MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Dana Holgorsen has been introduced as West Virginia’s head football coach hours after Bill Stewart resigned.
Athletic director Oliver Luck didn’t address specific reasons for Stewart’s resignation at a news conference Friday night. But Luck says recent developments had become a distraction.
Holgorsen was hired as offensive coordinator and head coach-in-waiting in December, while Stewart was to serve his final season in 2011.
But both made unwanted headlines in recent weeks.
An intoxicated Holgorsen was escorted out of a casino last month. More recently, a reporter said Stewart had approached him shortly after Holgorsen’s hiring to “dig up” dirt on his eventual successor.
Holgorsen says becoming a college head coach for the first time is “the chance of a lifetime.”