By Braxton Sampley, College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office
CONWAY — Legendary football coach and ESPN analyst Lou Holtz will speak at Reynolds Performance Hall on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas on Thursday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Holtz has established himself as one of the most successful college football coaches of all time. He is the only
coach in history to have six different teams play in a bowl game, win five bowl games with different teams, and to have four different teams ranked within the Top 20 Poll. During his 26 seasons as a collegiate head coach he coached six different football teams, including: The College of William & Mary, North Carolina State University, University of Arkansas, University of Minnesota, University of Notre Dame and University of South Carolina. He completed his coaching career with a record of 249-132-7 and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.
After his coaching career, Holtz became a college football studio analyst on ESPN. He was featured on “ESPNews,” “SportsCenter” and “College Game Day.” He was also an on-site analyst for college football games. He is currently with SiriusXM Radio as a co-host for two sports programs: a year-round golf show entitled, “Holtz in One” and two weekly college football shows that air during college football season.
Holtz is also a distinguished author of three New York Times best-sellers: “The Fighting Spirit,” “Winning Everyday: A Game Plan for Success” and the autobiographical “Wins, Losses and Lessons.”
For many years, Lou Holtz has been considered among the greatest speaking legends in America. He has built a reputation as a motivator, a demanding disciplinarian and someone who relishes challenges and hard work.
“Lou Holtz is a legend in the sports world, and we are honored to have him share his inspirational story to the UCA students and Central Arkansas community,” said Amanda Horton, director of Reynolds Performance Hall. “We are also very excited he will be scheduling some time to share his knowledge and wisdom with some of our student-athletes.”
Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children and students. UCA students get in free. Tickets can be purchased online at uca.edu/Reynolds, at the Reynolds Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., or by calling UCA Ticket Central at (501) 450-3265, or toll free at (866) 810-0012.