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Lou Holtz      

Retired American Football Coach, Active Sportscaster, Author and Motivational Speaker

Lou is called “the greatest motivator of our time,” “the best sports speaker ever,” “the best football coach in 50 years” and “a modern-day Will Rogers.” Lou Holtz is all of these things.

One of the most celebrated and accomplished coaches in sports history, Lou Holtz has made a career of inspiring his players and motivating them to be winners. Most notable for taking the struggling Notre Dame football program and building it into being a national powerhouse, Holtz is the only coach in NCAA history to lead six different programs to bowl games and the only coach to guide four different programs to the final top 20 rankings. Holtz’s humor and humility endear him to audiences as he helps them learn to assess their strengths, work as a team and embrace the values that can help improve any organization. Whether it’s helping people understand what’s important, encouraging people to hold themselves accountable or making leaders of followers, Holtz’s advice puts audiences on the road to achievement. Holtz currently brings his experience and charisma to ESPN as an analyst for the network’s college football coverage. He is also the author of the best-selling Winning Every Day: The Game Plan for Success, The Fighting Spirit: A Championship Season at Notre Dame and Wins, Losses, and Lessons: An Autobiography.

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Game Plan for Success

Lou Holtz's message transcends athletics. It resonates - even to those who aren't sports-minded. The focus is on people and the values that make relationships (and organizations) excel. Once heard, you will have no doubt why Lou Holtz is considered a legendary team leader and speaker on achievement.


Twitter Reactions to Lou Holtz Calling the 2013 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl

Twitter is abuzz right now with some funny reactions to the 2013 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, and that's solely because Lou Holtz is one of the three announcers for ...

Lou Holtz passionately defends Longhorns coach Mack Brown: 'I am ...

ESPN's College Football Live ran a mock trial on whether the Texas Longhorns should fire Mack Brown. Rece Davis was the judge, while Mark May argued for ...

ESPN's Lou Holtz on which team should finish No. 2 in BCS: 'I still ...

See what Lou Holtz and Mark May had to say about the Tigers Saturday night.

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