Lou Holtz Net Worth

Lou Holtz Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Louis Leo Holtz net worth is
$4 Million

Louis Leo Holtz Wiki Biography

Louis Leo Holtz was born on 6 January 1937, in Follansbee, West Virginia, USA. He is a former American Football player, coach, and analyst, best known for being the coach of various colleges including the North Carolina State University, University of South Carolina, and the University of Notre Dame. He also coached the National Football League’s (NFL) New York Jets, and all of his efforts helped put is net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Lou Holtz? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $4 million, mostly earned through his success as a football coach. Aside from this, he’s also become a well-known radio and television personality, often working as an analyst or motivational speaker. He’s also been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, and all of these have ensured the position of his wealth.

Lou Holtz Net Worth $4 million

Lou attended and matriculated from East Liverpool High School, and then went on to attend Kent State University. There he played college football mainly as a line backer, before graduating with a degree in History during 1959. Prior to graduating, he also trained under the Reserve Officer Training Corps. After school, he started a career in coaching, becoming a graduate assistant while studying for his master’s degree. He worked as an assistant coach for various schools and most notably helped Ohio State win a national championship during this time.

His first head coaching job was in 1969 for The College of William & Mary. After a year with them, he helped the team get to the South Conference title and the Tangerine Bowl. In 1972, he became the coach of North Carolina State University and compiled a 33-12-3 record during his four seasons with them. He was then given an opportunity to coach a season with the New York Jets in 1976, but after a losing record of 3-10, he resigned from the team and went back to college football, this time becoming the head coach of the University of Arkansas, and giving the team a good 60-21-2 record during his seven year stay there. He also helped the team reach six bowl games and get a win against the Oklahoma Sooners in the 1978 Orange Bowl. His net worth was rising steadily.

In 1983 he was fired from the team due to internal tensions, and he was then hired by the University of Minnesota the following season. The Golden Gophers were having difficulty during their first seasons with him, but Holtz helped them to a winning record in 1985 which led to an eventual win at the Independence Bowl. The following year, he went to Notre Dame and was responsible for removing names on the team’s jerseys to focus on teamwork, a practice they still hold today. During his second season with the team, Holtz helped them get to the Cotton Bowl Classic and they would eventually become the national champions. Their strength would continue the following year with an 11-1 record, and during his stay with the team they appeared in bowl games for nine consecutive seasons.

After the 1996 season, Lou decided to retire for undisclosed reasons, then went on to become a CBS Sports commentator for two years, but then coming out of retirement to return to the University of South Carolina as a coach. His team started taking off during his second season, and it would become one of the best single-season turnarounds in NCAA history. Holtz tenure with the team was filled with struggles and mixed records, and eventually he retired for the second time after the 2004 season.

Lou would become a motivational speaker in the next few years. He would also publish several books, and then found work as a college football analyst for both ESPN and CBS Sports.

For his personal life, it is known that Lou married Beth Barcus in 1961 and they have four children, and their eldest son Skip became a head coach of college football as well. Holtz currently resides in Orlando, Florida.

Full NameLou Holtz
Net Worth$4 Million
Salary$4 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 6, 1937
DiedSeptember 22, 1980
Place Of BirthFollansbee, West Virginia, USA
Height1.78 m
ProfessionAmerican football player
EducationEast Liverpool High School, Kent State University
SpouseBeth Barcus
ChildrenSkip Holtz, Luanne Altenbaumer, Elizabeth Messaglia, Kevin Holtz
ParentsAnne Marie Holtz, Andrew Holtz
TV ShowsCollege GameDay (Football), College Football Live, College Football Scoreboard, College Football Final
1Always downplayed his teams
1This is a great football team because nobody proved it otherwise. [on his 1988 National Championship team at Notre Dame]
2Rice scares me to death. [before facing an 0-8 Rice team in 1988]
1College football analyst for ESPN [September 2005]
2Took every team he coached to at least one bowl game. Did not coach the Minnesota Gophers in the 1985 Independence Bowl because he had already accepted the head coaching position at Notre Dame.
3Served as an assistant coach at Iowa (1960); William & Mary (1961-1963); Connecticut (1964-1965); South Carolina (1966-1967) and Ohio State (1968), when the Buckeyes were national champions. Served as head coach at William & Mary (1969-1971); North Carolina State (1972-1975); New York Jets (1976); Arkansas (1977-1983); University of Minnesota (1984-1985); Notre Dame (1986-1996) and South Carolina (1999-2004). Retired from coaching after the 2004 season.
4Played football at Kent State. Graduated in 1959.
5Named national coach of the year in 1977 and 1988.
6Compiled a 100-30-2 record at Notre Dame. Won a national championship in 1988 and had two near-misses in 1989 and 1993. Had a school record 23-game winning steak in 1988-1989 and a 17-game winning streak in 1992-1993. Coached the Fighting Irish in more games than any other football coach in school history and is second only to Knute Rockne in total victories. Took Notre Dame to nine consecutive bowl games, winning five of them.


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The Bowden Dynasty: A Story of Faith, Family & Football2017DocumentaryHimself
Hannity2009-2016TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself / Himself - Former Notre Dame Coach
Bob Massi Is the Property Man2016TV SeriesHimself
Born To Lead: The Sal Aunese Story2016DocumentaryHimself
30 for 302010-2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Onward Notre Dame: Mutual Respect2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Notre Dame Head Football Coach, 1986-1996
A Football Life2015TV SeriesHimself
The Bo You Don't Know2015Documentary shortHimself
30 for 30 Shorts2015TV Series documentary shortHimself
2014 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl2014TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
Feherty2014TV SeriesHimself
Fox and Friends2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
Huckabee2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Former Notre Dame Head Football Coach / Himself - ESPN College Football Analyst
2013 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl2013TV SpecialHimself - Colo Commentator
2011 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl2011TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
2010 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl2010TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
2009 Maaco Las Vegas Bowl2009TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
The Blind Side2009Himself
2008 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl2008TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
2008 GMAC Bowl2008TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
College Football Live2007TV SeriesHimself - Analyst
2006 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl2006TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
17th Annual American Century Championship2006TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2005TV SeriesHimself
16th Annual American Century Championship2005TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Natural Golf Makeover Challenge2004TV SeriesHimself - Motivational Guru (2004)
Bragging Rites: The Carolina-Clemson Rivalry2003Documentary
ESPN SportsCentury1999-2002TV Series documentaryHimself
The NFL on CBS1998TV SeriesHimself - Color Commentator
Late Show with David Letterman1997TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose1996TV SeriesHimself - Guest
1995 IBM OS/2 Fiesta Bowl1995TV MovieHimself - Notre Dame Fighting Irish Head Coach
1994 Mobil Cotton Bowl1994TV MovieHimself - Notre Dame Fighting Irish Head Coach
1993 Mobil Cotton Bowl1993TV MovieHimself - Notre Dame Fighting Irish Head Coach
1992 USF&G Sugar Bowl1992TV MovieHimself - Notre Dame Fighting Irish Head Coach
1991 FedEx Orange Bowl1991TV MovieHimself - Notre Dame Fighting Irish Head Coach
1990 FedEx Orange Bowl1990TV MovieHimself - Notre Dame Fighting Irish Head Coach
Live with Kelly and Michael1989TV SeriesHimself
1989 Sunkist Fiesta Bowl1989TV MovieHimself - Notre Dame Fighting Irish Head Coach
1988 Cotton Bowl1988TV MovieHimself - Notre Dame Fighting Irish Head Coach
1985 Freedom Bowl1985TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
1981 Gator Bowl1981TV MovieHimself - Arkansas Razorbacks Head Coach
Good Morning America1980TV SeriesHimself
1978 Fiesta Bowl1978TV MovieHimself - Arkansas Razorbacks Head Coach
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1965-1978TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
1978 Orange Bowl1978TV MovieHimself - Arkansas Razorbacks Head Coach
The NFL on NBC1976TV SeriesHimself - New York Jets Head Coach
NFL Monday Night Football1976TV SeriesHimself - New York Jets Head Coach
1975 Peach Bowl1975TV MovieHimself - North Carolina St. Wolfpack Head Coach
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1958-1962TV SeriesHimself / Himself-Guest

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