Lou Holtz was a head football coach for 34 years at both the college and pro levels. He is best known for his 11 seasons as head coach at Notre Dame from 1986-1996. Holtz is the only coach in the history of college football to:
1) Take six different teams to a bowl game.
2) Win five bowl games with different teams.
3) Have four different college teams ranked in the final Top 20 poll.
He compiled a 243-127-7 career record ranking him third in victories among active coaches and eighth in winning percentage. His 12 bowl victories rank him tied for sixth on the all-time list. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.
For many years, Lou Holtz has been considered among the greatest speaking legends in America. He speaks on overcoming seemingly impossible challenges by setting your own goals and working to achieve them. He has built a reputation as a motivator, a demanding disciplinarian, and someone who relishes challenges and hard work.
Coach Holtz is appearing as part of a joint fundraising effort of the Kalamazoo Christian Schools and the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Kalamazoo.