Report: Former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz tests positive for COVID-19
Former Notre Dame head football coach Lou Holtz told ABC Columbia on Thursday that he tested positive for COVID-19.
Holtz, 83, is still recovering, according to the report. When and how Holtz contracted the coronavirus remains unknown.
“I don’t have a lot of energy right now,” Holtz told ABC Columbia, a TV station in South Carolina.
In 11 seasons at the helm for the Irish, Holtz compiled a 100-30-2 record. He led Notre Dame to its most recent national championship in 1988 and is tied with current head coach Brian Kelly for the second-most wins in Irish history. They trail Knute Rockne (105).
Holtz left Notre Dame after initially retiring following the 1996 season. He returned and completed his head coaching career at South Carolina from 1999-2004. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.
President Donald Trump awarded Holtz with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in September.