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Jan 06, 1937

Lou Holtz was born in Follansbee, WV.


Lou Holtz's family moved from Follansbee, WV, to East Liverpool, OH.

Sep 24, 1960

As an assistant at the University of Iowa, Lou Holtz coached in his first game.

Sep 12, 1976

In his first game as head coach of the New York Jets, Lou Holtz lost to the Cleveland Browns. After losing 9 of his next 12 games, he resigned and never again coached in the NFL.

Jan 02, 1989

Lou Holtz coached Notre Dame to a national football championship by defeating West Virginia University 34-21 in the Fiesta Bowl.

May 05, 2017

Follansbee celebrated Lou Holtz Day, honoring the place of his birth.

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Dec 03, 2020

President Donald Trump presented Lou Holtz with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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