Legendary college football coach Lou Holtz told ABC Columbia on Thursday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. The report states that the 83-year-old is “recovering from the virus” but that Holtz did state that he “doesn’t have a lot of energy right now” indicating the lone symptom he’s showing at the moment is fatigue.
Holtz’s last season as a coach came in 2004 with South Carolina, which is where he spent six seasons as head coach before retiring. He won a national championship while coaching at Arkansas in 1977 and another in 1988 when at Notre Dame. His overall coaching record at the college level was 249-132-7.
Holtz is now the second prominent coaching legend to test positive for COVID-19 over the last month or so.
Florida State legend Bobby Bowden was hospitalized for three days after testing positive for coronavirus on October 5. His positive test came shortly after being released from the hospital where he was being treated for a leg infection. The 91-year-old was released from the hospital and seems to have fully recovered.
Bowden said that he’s had the chance to get a lot of wins in his life, but that he really wanted to win his battle with COVID-19 because he wanted to be around to vote for President Trump.
We’re all hoping for a speedy recovery for Mr. Holtz.