Retired football coach, active sportscaster, author and speaker, Lou Holtz has compiled a career record of 249-123-7 throughout his years of coaching. He is the only college football coach to lead six different programs to bowl games and the only coach to have four different programs in the final top 20 rankings.
He started his coaching career in 1960 as a graduate assistant at Iowa. After coaching for William & Mary, Connecticut, South Carolina, Ohio State and North Carolina Lou coached the New York Jets in 1976. After a season in the NFL, he returned to college football to coach at Arkansas before making his move to University of Minnesota and finally Notre Dame.
After coaching for 27 years, Lou Holtz retired and began working for CBS Sports as a college football analyst. He decided he wasn’t done with coaching so he returned to coaching for six more seasons at South Carolina. Since 2004, he has worked for ESPN as a football analyst. He also appears on College Football Scoreboard, College Football Final, College Football Live, and SportsCenter. On May 1, 2008 Lou was elected into the College Football Hall of Fame. Most recently in April 2015, Lou announced his retirement from ESPN. Lou Holtz is available for speaking engagements, personal appearances and golf outings.
APPEARANCES: Late Show with David Letterman, Live with Regis and Kelly, Morning Drive, PGA Tour, SportsCenter, SportsCentury, Joey Bishop Show, Merv Griffin Show, Mike Douglas Show, Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Up Close Classic
BOOKS: Winning Every Day: The Game Plan for Success, Wins, Losses, and Lessons: An Autobiography, Winning Every Day, A Teen’s Game Plan for Life, Quotable Lou: The Wit, Wisdom, and Inspiration of Lou Holtz, College Football’s Most Colorful and Engaging Coach (Potent Quotables), Wins, Losses, and Lessons LP
TO WORK WITH LOU HOLTZ: Celebrity Speaker Lou Holtz can be hired for endorsements and events in roles such as public speaker, autograph signings, SMT’S, and public relation campaigns.