Friday 22 February 2019
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Lou Holtz: Legendary Coach Talks Leadership, Teamwork and the Values That Can Improve Any Organization

Lou Holtz will be the keynote speaker at the Manufacturer & Business Association’s 112th Annual Event on October 11 at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie. Holtz is recognized as one of the most successful football coaches of all time and one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the country.

When talking with Lou Holtz, you can’t help but get excited. At 80 years old, the Hall of Fame coach is energetic, quick witted and full of optimism. He talks about leadership and teamwork with such passion that it is easy to see why anyone would jump at the chance to play for him.

A sports legend and giant among Fighting Irish fans, Coach Holtz is one of the most successful college football coaches of all time. He is the only coach in
the history of college football to take six different teams to a bowl game and win five bowl games with different teams, as well as have four different college teams ranked in the final Top 20 poll. With his can-do, no-excuses attitude, Coach Holtz could easily be one of the best examples of The Little Engine That Could. Despite never inheriting a winning team, he compiled a 243-127-7 career record that ranked him No. 3 in victories among active coaches and eighth in winning percentage.

His 12-career postseason bowl victories ranked him fifth on the all-time list. Since that time, he was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame, class of 2008, which places him in an elite group of just over 800 individuals in the history of football who have earned this distinction. Only about one in 5,000 people who played college football or coached it make it into the Hall of Fame.

According to Holtz, “Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude.”

Because … Holtz has.

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