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DC Gibson Receives Three-Year Extension

The man who built the No. 1 defense in the Big 12 signed a contract extension to stay at WVU through 2019.

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Since returning to Morgantown in 2013, Tony Gibson has helped shift the mindset of the WVU football program. In his three years as defensive coordinator, Gibson has produced conference-best defenses and NFL-ready talent. He has been rewarded with a contract extension through the 2019 season worth $2.7 million plus incentives.

Gibby’s extension ups his annual salary to $900,000 and maintains his title as the associate head coach. In 2016, the Mountaineer defense allowed just 23.4 points per game, forced 25 turnovers and allowed the fewest first downs in conference play.

One of the major components to Dana Holgorsen’s contract extension as head coach was money to compensate his assistants even more. The success Holgorsen has achieved at WVU is credited to his metamorphosis into a tough, “hard-nosed” coach. This is greatly in part to the mindset shared and enacted by Gibson.

Now one of the top DCs in the Big 12, Gibson sees his annual salary increase about $200,000, which should be a good way to keep him in Morgantown for the near future.

Holgorsen signed a five-year extension before during while chugging a red bull the morning of after the Baylor game. The two will now be able to work together to continue to build the momentum of the program.