May 1, 2008 - Holtz elected to College Football HOF


Lou Holtz was the head coach at Notre Dame from 1986-1996 but this was his 11th (of 12) coaching assignments. Holtz began as an assistant at Iowa and then moved on to short stints at William & Mary, Connecticut, South Carolina, and Ohio State. His first head coaching job was at William & Mary where he lead the team to a Southern Conference title and Tangerine Bowl.

Lou Holtz

Lou's next stop was at NC State where the team went to four bowl games in four years. Next he went to the New York Jets for one year where he resigned after one year with a 3-10 record. Holtz returned to the college ranks at Arkansas where he compiled a 60-21-2 record and went to six bowl games in seven years. After, Holtz went to Minnesota where he turned around a previously 4-win team and sent them to a bowl game. But before the bowl game, Holtz had already accepted the head coaching position at Notre Dame.

In eleven seasons at Notre Dame, Lou Holtz compiled a 100-30-2 record, 9 straight bowl games, a national championship, and a Heisman winner. Following his departure from Notre Dame, Holtz retired from coaching.

Three years later he took the head coaching position at South Carolina. After the 2004 season, Holtz retired a second time.

For his complete coaching career, Holtz compiled a 249-132-7 record and a 12-8-2 record in bowl games. For his entire career, Lou Holtz was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.




Keywords: lou holtz, football, hall of fame, iowa, william and mary, connecticut, south carolina, ohio state, nc state, arkansas, minnesota, national championship, heisman

Posted On: 2012-05-01 05:00:43 by IrishTrpt07

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