Lou Holtz, the 83-year-old former college football coach, confirmed on Thursday to Columbia, South Carolina, TV station WOLO that he has tested positive for COVID-19.  Holtz shared that he is recovering from the virus and that “I don’t have a lot of energy right now.”

Holtz, who spent most of his life coaching, retired from coaching in 2004 and has worked for an analyst for ESPN during his retirement.  

He started his 33-year major college career at William & Mary in 1969-1971,  North Carolina State 1972-1975, Arkansas 1977-1983, Minnesota 1984-1985, Notre Dame 1986-1996 and South Carolina 1999-2004.

HIs coaching record at major colleges was 249 wins, 132 losses and 7 ties.  His bowl record was 12-8-2 and he won the National Championship with Notre Dame in 1988.

President Trump announced in September that he will award the Presidential Medal Freedom to the longtime coach, calling him an “incredible leader.”  “We’ve looked at Lou’s life and his career and what he’s done for charity.  And the football is obvious, he was a great coach, but what he’s done beyond even coaching.  So, Lou will be getting the Presidential Medal of Freedom,” Trump said at the time.  A date for the ceremony has not yet been set.

All of us at The DC Patriot are wishing Coach Holtz a speedy recovery and he is in our prayers.  

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1 year ago

The most dangerous thing about COVID is it is not believable. It’s a scam. He prolly has a coronavirus, but just being “weak” sounds more like a cold. I hope he gets well soon. Kep this in mind. What if one day we actually have a deadly pandemic? The government has totally lost credibility.