CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia University head football coach Dana Holgorsen moved to West Virginia in late December, but he still hasn't obtained a West Virginia driver's license, according to the state Division of Motor Vehicles.
Holgorsen said Wednesday he holds a valid Texas driver's license, and hasn't applied for a West Virginia license because he doesn't have a permanent address.
Under state law, new residents who want to drive in West Virginia must apply for a driver's license within 30 days of establishing residency.
Holgorsen, who will make about $1.4 million this year under a six-year contract, has been on WVU's payroll since January. He drives vehicles provided by WVU through the Mountaineer Athletic Club's "Wheels" program.
"It's under my impression you have to have a permanent address [to get a West Virginia license]," Holgorsen told the Gazette.
Holgorsen, who was busy studying game film Wednesday, said he lives at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown. His personal mail is delivered to WVU's football office, he said.
"It's not uncommon in the coaching profession," Holgorsen said. "In my profession, you're very busy."
Holgorsen said he recently purchased four acres of land in Morgantown where he plans to build a home. He said he would get a West Virginia driver's license after the new house is built, in about six months to a year.
"I bought a lot, I'm building a house, and I'm getting everything set up," Holgorsen said.
Asked whether he considers himself a West Virginia resident, Holgorsen said, "I like to think that I am."
West Virginia law defines a resident as "a person who resides or has continuously remained in this state for a period exceeding 30 days, except for infrequent or brief absences."
The law goes on to define a West Virginia resident as someone who "has accepted employment or engages in any trade, profession, or occupation within this state," not including "a person who is commuting from the person's residence in another state or whose employment is seasonal or temporary, not exceeding 90 days."