In the midst of an all-time season, head coach Dave Clawson and Wake Forest have agreed on a long-term contract extension.
Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports was the first to report the news.
Sources: Wake Forest has reached a long-term contract extension with coach Dave Clawson. Wake Forest is 9-2 and can clinch a spot in ACC title game at BC tomorrow. Clawson has received interest from multiple Power 5 schools in this coaching cycle.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) November 26, 2021
Clawson is in his eighth season at Wake Forest; he took over for Jim Grobe following the 2013 season. During his time in Winston-Salem, Clawson is 49-47. This includes a 9-2 record this season.
If Wake Forest defeats Boston College on Saturday, the Demon Deacons will claim the 2021 Atlantic Division title and play in the ACC Championship Game vs. Pittsburgh.
This is a massive win for AD John Currie. There are plenty of power programs with job openings heading into this offseason, including Virginia Tech. Clawson was obviously at the top of a lot of candidate lists, too.
Clawson’s decision to extend with Wake Forest shouldn’t come as that much of a surprise, though. Word around the ACC made it seem unlikely that Clawson would leave Wake Forest, a program he’s built into a regional power.
That doesn’t mean The Right Job couldn’t presented itself; as Thamel noted, several Power 5 programs reached out to Clawson. However, those existential worries for Wake Forest fans can simmer down, for now at least.