Louis Lou Holtz is a former American Football player, Coach and Analyst. He was born on 6th January 1937 (Age 83) in Follansbee, West Virginia. His adolescent and early life have spent in East Liverpool, Ohio and he graduated from the same place as well in 1959. Louis attended Kent State University. He has his Graduation degree in History. He got his Master’s degree in Lowa. His parents are Anne Marie Holtz and Andrew Holtz.
Lou Holtz Career As Coach And Player
Louis Holtz after graduation became a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity, where he played football as an undersized linebacker. He went under Military training in Kent’s State Army Reserves officers’ Training Crops and here he was awarded a commission as Field Artillery Officer, hence he served in United States Army. His proceeding towards coaching career was in 1960 at Lowa, where he was appointed as Assistant Coach. He serves many college football clubs at this position which includes William and Marry where he served from 1961 to 1963. In Connecticut he remained assistant coach from 1964 to 1967 and then he moved to Ohio State where his serves was in 1968.
Under his coaching the Ohio State Buckeyes Football team won National Championship. Afterward, Lou based on his skills and experience promoted to the position of Head Coach and his first appointment as Head Coach was with the College of William and Marry. Under his command the team of William and Mary moved up to southern conference title and a berth in Tangerine Bowl. After Serving William and Mary as Head Coach, Louis devoted its services to North Carolina State University in 1972. Here his record remained marvelous and remarkable. This team won ACC Championship under his command.
The ranking of this team also get improved during his coaching span and the unit made an appearance in the Top 20 Ranking. He remained connected to this very football unit till 1975 season before his contract to New York Jets. His professional coaching shows glimpses during the time after he joined New York Jets on February 10, 1976.
The demand of Louis can be calculated by the virtue of this that he was selected over Darryl Rogers, Marv Levy and Johnny Majors. He remained connected to this team for ten months before his resignation with bitter memories in 1976. University of Arkansas was his next stop as Head Coach. He joined this club in 1977 and spent 7 years there. This team went under serious modification in his Era which showed significant results of improvement. He played only his recruits in the last 4 years of his coaching. He said Goodbye to this unit before the start of the 1984 season. The University of Minnesota hired Holtz as their new Head Coach just before the start of the 1984 season. After his inclusion the team won 4 matches including three in big 10. His tenure with the team was full of controversies and finally he ended up his term with Minnesota in 1985. Holtz remained Controversial from 1985 to the coming years and remained away from college-level football. On 13th September 2008, Louis was invited back and his welcome was done with his statue at the campus. In the mid-90s, he served to various Football clubs at the college level but no formal contract was made or disclosed. He announced his retirement on November 21, 2004. From 2005, Holtz joined ESPN as a college football analyst and on May 1, 2008, Holtz was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. He won Paul “Bear” Bryant Award twice, in 1977 and 1988. He was also awarded as Walter Camp Coach of the year in 1977.
Lou Holtz Married Life
Louis Holtz is married to Beth Barcus. Their marriage took place on July 22, 1961. He is currently living with his wife in Orlando, Florida. He has a child named Skip Holtz. Louis was paid in 3 Million dollars per annum.
Lou Holtz Net Worth
Lou Holtz’s net worth is around 20 Million US Dollars. His Coaching career is more extended and focused than his career as a football player. His list of achievements as a coach on the college football level is remarkable and unmatchable.