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Louisiana Tech parts ways with Skip Holtz

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have parted ways with head coach Skip Holtz on Friday. He had been the team’s head coach since the 2013 season. 

Holtz, the son of legendary college football coach Lou Holtz, went 64-49 at the school. This season, the Bulldogs have gone 3-8. 

Skip Holtz looks on during a game against South Carolina (Getty Images) 

He will remain on to coach the team on Saturday. Louisiana Tech plays the Rice Owls in the final game of the season. 

“Skip and I talked and agreed it was time for a change for both parties,” said AD Eric Wood. “Louisiana Tech owes Skip a debt of gratitude for his loyalty and dedication to our football student-athletes, our University, and our community over the past decade.

“He has been able to accomplish some things that weren’t previously done here on a consistent basis prior to his arrival. We continue to be committed to winning conference championships, and that expectation is stronger than ever.”

As a college football coach, Holtz is 152-120. Besides being the head coach at Louisiana Tech, he also led programs at Connecticut (UCONN), East Carolina, and South Florida. 

“This is the right time for me to evaluate a new start in my career,” said Holtz. “I’ve had the privilege of mentoring young people and building football programs for more than 30 years, including the last nine as head coach of Louisiana Tech. The past two seasons have brought additional challenges to our program, and I simply think it is time for someone else to have the chance to lead this special group of young men.

“I am not done coaching football and have great passion and energy to continue to lead young men through this game that I love so much. It is just time for me to channel my energies elsewhere. I appreciate the support of the University, my players and the Ruston community and am extremely proud of what we have done here. I hate that our streak of seven straight bowl appearances was broken this year. But the program is not broken, and I have no doubt that there are great things ahead for the Bulldogs. I am locking arms with our team to go out and compete with everything we have one last time against Rice.”

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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