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Overview (3)

Born in Follansbee, West Virginia, USA
Birth NameLouis Leo Holtz
Nickname Boo Hoo Lou

Mini Bio (1)

Lou Holtz was born on January 6, 1937 in Follansbee, West Virginia, USA as Louis Leo Holtz. He is an actor, known for The Blind Side (2009), 2006 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl (2006) and 1985 Freedom Bowl (1985). He has been married to Beth Barcus since July 22, 1961. They have four children.

Spouse (1)

Beth Barcus (22 July 1961 - present) (4 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Always downplayed his teams

Trivia (6)

Compiled a 100-30-2 record at Notre Dame. Won a national championship in 1988 and had two near-misses in 1989 and 1993. Had a school record 23-game winning steak in 1988-1989 and a 17-game winning streak in 1992-1993. Coached the Fighting Irish in more games than any other football coach in school history and is second only to Knute Rockne in total victories. Took Notre Dame to nine consecutive bowl games, winning five of them.
Named national coach of the year in 1977 and 1988.
Played football at Kent State. Graduated in 1959.
Served as an assistant coach at Iowa (1960); William & Mary (1961-1963); Connecticut (1964-1965); South Carolina (1966-1967) and Ohio State (1968), when the Buckeyes were national champions. Served as head coach at William & Mary (1969-1971); North Carolina State (1972-1975); New York Jets (1976); Arkansas (1977-1983); University of Minnesota (1984-1985); Notre Dame (1986-1996) and South Carolina (1999-2004). Retired from coaching after the 2004 season.
Took every team he coached to at least one bowl game. Did not coach the Minnesota Gophers in the 1985 Independence Bowl because he had already accepted the head coaching position at Notre Dame.
College football analyst for ESPN [September 2005]

Personal Quotes (2)

Rice scares me to death. [before facing an 0-8 Rice team in 1988]
This is a great football team because nobody proved it otherwise. [on his 1988 National Championship team at Notre Dame]

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