Lou Holtz Wiki, Wife, Net Worth, Career

By Oshil Pokhrel | Updated On: 01 May, 2019
Lou Holtz Wiki, Wife, Net Worth, Career

Lou Holtz is a legendary football coach, kenned for serving as a football coach for The College of William & Mary, North Carolina State University, and the University of South Carolina. The former American football coach is the only college soccer coach, who took the six different programs to the bowl games.

However, Lou retired from his coaching career in 2004 and joined ESPN in 2005 as a college football analyst. Besides, he got recruited to College Hall Of Fame in May 2008.

Four Children With Wife; 

The 82-years-old former American football coach Lou Holtz is relishing the happy 58 years of married life. He tied a knot with his wife Beth Barcus on 22 July 1961, and since then, the twosome has been sailing on their relationship with decades of life experiences.

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Together, Lou and his wife Beth are parents of four children among which three of them are the graduates of University of Notre Dame. They have two sons Skip Holtz, Kevin Holtz, and two daughters, Elizabeth Messaglia, and Luanne Altenbaumer respectively. Their son Skip, age 65, has pursued Lou's dream and recapitulates the father's legacy and is currently the head coach of Louisiana Tech University.

Lou Holtz with his wife Beth Barcus, and their four kids back in 1974 (Photo: Facebook)

During Lou's September 2012 interview with Ncregister, the former head coach addressed his long-term married life with Beth and said that Lou appreciates his wife, who has been walking side-by-side throughout his peaks and valleys. The love-birds' love and attention for one another have helped them to thrive their relationship for almost a Diamond jubilee.

Lou Holtz's Professional Career And Net Worth

Lou Holtz, age 82, relishes the net worth of $20 million from his career as an American former football coach. While he was serving as the head coach of the University of South Carolina, he accumulated the salary of $6 million.

The Follansbee native began his professional coaching career as a graduate assistant in 1960 where he worked at Iowa. But, the football coach retired in 2004 after leading the struggling team to two Outback Bowl wins.

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As of today, Lou authors books where he shares his strategies for success. He has written books like Wins, Losses, and Lessons; A Teen's Game Plan for Life; and Winning Every Day:The Game Plan for Success. On 22 February 2019, the legendary coach published his book Three Rules for Living a Good Life: A Game Plan for After Graduation focusing towards the young adult.

Short Bio And Wiki

Born as Louis Leo Holtz on 6 January 1973, Lou's hometown is Follansbee, West Virginia. His father Andrew Holtz worked at a navy, and his mother's name is Anne Marie Holtz. Talking about his family background with Newsok in April 2017, the football coach said that non of his family ever joined the college. His family was poor as Lou, his sister, and his parents had only one bedroom.

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Even though his family didn't go to college, Lou focused on his education and attended East Liverpool High School. In 1959, he graduated from Kent State University. While studying at the university, Lou played college football and became a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity. As per wiki, Lou didn't coach Minnesota Gophers at the Independence Bowls.