Athletic Business Show


Lou Holtz

Legendary Football Coach, Author and Broadcaster

Friday, Nov. 15 | 11:15am - 12:30pm

Game Plan for Success

When you talk about legendary college football coaches, Lou Holtz is definitely on the top of the list. One of the most successful college football coaches of all time, Holtz is the only coach in the history of college football to take six different teams to a bowl game, win five bowl games with different teams, and have four different teams ranked in the final Top 20 poll.

Despite never inheriting a winning team, he compiled a 243-127-7 career record that ranks him third in victories among active coaches and eighth in winning percentage. His 12 career postseason bowl victories rank him fifth on the all-time list.

When Holtz took over as Notre Dame’s 25th head football coach in November 1985, he brought with him a well-proven reputation as a fixer of football programs following a series of spectacular repair jobs at William & Mary, North Carolina State, Arkansas and Minnesota. He enhanced that track record quickly, needing only two years to put the Fighting Irish back into a major post-season bowl game.

After his departure from Note Dame following the 1996 season, he joined CBS Sports’ College Football Today for two seasons before becoming head coach at the University of South Carolina for six seasons.

Until 2014, Holtz was a college football studio analyst on ESPN. He appeared on ESPNews, ESPN College GameDay programs and SportsCenter.

Holtz has authored three New York Times best-selling books, and has a new book, “Three Rules for Living a Good Life: A Game Plan for After Graduation,” which was released in early 2019.

One of the greatest speaking legends in American today, Holtz will present “Game Plan for Success,” on overcoming seemingly impossible challenges by setting your own goals and working to achieve them.



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