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Lou Holtz Net Worth, Salary, Wife, Age, Wiki-Bio. 2022

Beloved, controversial, successful, these are some of the words that can be used to Lou Holtz. If you are a fan of ESPN, then chances are his name is one you are familiar with. There is pretty much nothing that Lou hasn’t done as his list of achievements is endless.

In this article, we are going to take a look at Holtz’s net worth, and his salary, before jumping right into his personal life. How old is Lou? Is he married? What is his wife’s name? These are the questions we will look to answer.

Lou Holtz Net worth, Salary.

According to various reports, Lou Holtz has a net worth of $20 million. The former coach has accumulated most of his wealth and subsequent net worth from his time in broadcast journalism. We also have to remember that prior to his stint on television; Lou also enjoyed a very successful coaching career. This saw him rake in a very sizeable salary for his expertise. Presently, the former coach earns a whopping $6 million a year.

Lou Holtz Has a Massive Net Worth Despite All of His Controversial Comments

Lou is also an author; whose published works have been very successful, further contributing to his net worth.

Lou Holtz Houses, Cars

The former coach owned an 11,000 square foot mansion in the gated Lake Nona Golf and Country Club community, in Orlando Florida. Unfortunately, the $1.6 million home burned down in the wake of a fire caused by lightning.

Image of Lou Holtz house fire by lightning

Lou Holtz house fire by lightning

There are no reports on the type of vehicles Holtz drives. Though this is not surprising, the man is fairly old, so things like cars do not interest him anymore.

Career info.

Lou did not have a long football playing career. In fact, his only notable stint was as a linebacker for the Kent State University. This was around the same time that he realized that he was better suited to be a coach. Lou’s first foray into film came with Iowa in 1960 as a graduate assistant. From then on, he floated across different programs: Connecticut, William & Mary, Ohio State, and South Carolina. In fact, the Buckeyes (Ohio) won a national championship during Holtz tenure with the team.

The former coach’s big break came in 69 when he was appointed as the head coach of William and Mary. Lou went on to win the Southern Conference title with the team. His exploits got him a move to North State Carolina. From then on, he moved to the NFL with the New York Jets. Unfortunately, the former coach’s stint in the big time did not last long. He lost his position ten months later. Lou returned to college football a year later. He floated around the scene from then on: Arkansas, Minnesota, Notre Dame, and South Carolina.

Image of Football Coach, Lou Holtz

Football Coach, Lou Holtz

After his final retirement from coaching, Lou went on to write several books: Wins, Losses, and Lessons- An Autobiography, A Teen’s Game Plan for Life, The Wit, Wisdom, and Inspiration of Lou Holtz, Winning Every Day and The Fighting Spirit just to name a few.

Holtz second wind came in when he was brought in to work as an analyst on ESPN. Lou left the network in 2015 in the wake of a controversial comment he made on air.

Lou Holtz Married to husband/wife? or dating girlfriend/boyfriend?

The former coach is in fact married. His wife’s name is Beth Barcus. The two tied the knot back in 1961, meaning that they have been married for well over 57 years now. Lou and his wife have four wonderful children together. Up until their house tragically burned down, the happy couple resided in Orlando Florida in a gated community.

Image of Lou Holtz with his wife Beth Barcus

Lou Holtz with his wife Beth Barcus

Lou Holtz Age, Parents, Family, Siblings, wiki-bio, facts.

Full name Louis Leo Holtz
Age 85 years old
Date of Birth January 6th, 1937
Place of Birth Follansbee, West Virginia, USA
Profession Football analyst, Head coach
Net worth $20 million.
Wife Beth Barcus
Kids 4
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Parents Anne Marie Holtz and Andrew Holtz

 Lou Holtz was born on the 6th of January, 1937, to parents Anne Marie and Andrew Holtz in Follansbee, West Virginia. This makes the former coach 85 years old at the moment.


Holtz has had a long-standing and illustrious career, both as a football coach and analyst. Over the years, Lou has garnered both admirers and critics.

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