Who is former football player Lou Holtz?

A FORMER football player himself, Lou Holtz went on to coach a multitude of teams – both collegiate and professional.

On Saturday, March 12, 2022, Holtz is expected to speak at former President Donald Trump‘s Save America rally in Florence, South Carolina.

Lou Holtz coached football for a number of teams throughout his career


Lou Holtz coached football for a number of teams throughout his career

Born on January 6, 1937, Lou Holtz grew up in Ohio.

After graduating from East Liverpool High School, Holtz went on to attend Kent State University.

A member of Delta Upsilon, he earned a Bachelor’s degree of History in 1959.

The following year, Holtz began working as a coach at the University of Iowa, where he went on to receive his Master’s.

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In 1969, Holtz began his first position as head coach at the College of William & Mary.

He moved on to North Carolina State University in 1972, followed by a stint in the NFL with the New York Jets.

Holtz returned to college ball in 1977, spending seven years at the University of Arkansas before heading to Minnesota in 1984.

From 1986 through 1996, Holtz coached at the University of Notre Dame.

Years later, the school honored him with a statue on campus.

Following a brief retirement, he once again returned to college football, ending his career after five years with the University of South Carolina in 2004.

What is Lou Holtz’s net worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Lou Holtz has an estimated net worth of around $20milion.

The outlet estimates his salary peaked at around $6million annually with the University of South Carolina.

Aside from his coaching career, Holtz worked as a college football analyst for both CBS Sports and ESPN.

He also appeared on segments including:

  • College Football Scoreboard
  • College Football Final
  • College Football Live
  • SportsCenter

Holtz has also contributed to a number of books, including:

  • The Grass Is Greener (1974)
  • Holtz’ Quotes (1978)
  • The Offensive Side of Lou Holtz (1978)
  • The Kitchen Quarterback (1980)
  • The Fighting Spirit: A Championship Season at Notre Dame (1989)
  • Winning Every Day: The Game Plan for Success (1998)
  • Quotable Lou: The Wit, Wisdom, and Inspiration of Lou Holtz, College Football’s Most Colorful and Engaging Coach (2002)
  • A Teen’s Game Plan for Life (2002)
  • Wins, Losses, and Lessons: An Autobiography (2006)
  • Three Rules for Living a Good Life: A Game Plan for After Graduation (2019)

The former coach has also appeared in various commercials.

Lou Holtz is a former University of Notre Dame head coach


Lou Holtz is a former University of Notre Dame head coachCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Is Lou Holtz married?

Lou Holtz married Beth Barcus on July 22, 1961.

Together, they shared four children: Skip, Luanne, Elizabeth, and Kevin.

The two remained married until Beth passed away on June 30, 2020.

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A member of the Catholic Advisory Board of the Ave Maria Mutual Funds, Holtz has received a number of accolades throughout his lifetime.

In December of 2020, Holtz was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Donald Trump.

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