This afternoon, West Virginia-born head coach Lou Holtz was awarded with the “Presidential Medal of Freedom”, the nation’s highest civilian honor.
Holtz, who was born in Follansbee, West Virginia, went on to have a legendary coaching career at Arkansas, Minnesota, Notre Dame and later at South Carolina.
Holtz led the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to a national championship, where they defeated the West Virginia Mountaineers in the 1988 Fiesta Bowl.
Although Holtz, 83, had a tremendous coaching career in football, today’s Presidential Medal of Freedom is perhaps his proudest moment ever.
Congratulations, Lou Holtz.
Congratulations @CoachLouHoltz88! pic.twitter.com/QJFg3TwrUE
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2020