Lou Holtz’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth & life story

  • Source of Wealth: Sports, Football, Coach
  • Age: 83
  • Birth Place: Folansbee, West Virginia
  • Marital Status: Married to Beth Barcus
  • Full Name: Louis Leo Holtz
  • Nationality: American
  • Date of Birth: January 6, 1937
  • Occupation: Football coach
  • Children: four children

Retired American football coach and active sportscaster, author, and motivational speaker Lou Holtz has an estimated net worth of $4 million. Born Louis Leo Holtz on January 6, 1937 in Folansbee, West Virginia, he grew up in West Liverpool, Ohio where he was raised as a Roman Catholic. He graduated from East Liverpool High School and attended Kent State University where he graduatedin 1959. He played college football as an undersized linebacker and was a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity.

In 1960, Holtz began his coaching career as a graduate assistant in Iowa where he received his Master’s degree. He made stops as an assistant at William & Mary (1961-1963), Connecticut (1964-1965), South Carolina (1966-1967) and Ohio State (1968) when the Ohio State Buckeyes won the National Championship. He served as a football head coach at The College of William & Mary (1969-1971), North Carolina State University (1972-1975), the University of Arkansas (1977-1983), the University of Minnesota (1984-1985), the University of Notre Dame (1985-1996), and the University of South Carolina (1999-2004).

Lou Holtz has compiled a career record of 249-132-7. His 1988 Notre Dame team went 12-0 with a victory with a victory in the Fiesta Bowl and was the consensus national champion. He is the only college football coach to lead six different programs to bowl games and the only coach to guide four different programs to the final top 20 rankings. He also coached the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL) during the 1976 season.

Holtz has written or contributed to 10 books. He married Beth Barcus on July 22, 1961 and they have four children. He is known for his quick wit and ability to inspire players. He is often a guest on teh popular Richmond, Virginia based Kain Road Radio. He joined ESPN as a college football analyst in 2005. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame on May 1, 2008. On May 22, 2011, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Notre. He was inducted into the Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame on April 19, 2012. He was also awarded an honorary Doctor of Education from the University of South Carolina on December 17, 2012.