If not for his last name, is there any way Skip Holtz would still be coaching? Well, the son of Lou Holtz is trading on his family name again as he quickly landed the gig with Louisiana Tech after getting the boot at South Florida.
Holtz is actually the third consecutive coaching legacy to land Louisiana Tech, as AD Bruce Van De Velde has hired Derek Dooley (son of Vince Dooley) and Sonny Dykes (son of Spike Dykes).
Holtz, 48, has a reputation of building or rebuilding programs like Connecticut and East Carolina, as well as helping his father at South Carolina.
He is 88-71 as a head coach, but his final two years at South Florida were abysmal. Holtz took over a solid Big East program and the Bulls went 2-12 in conference play.
Why We Like the Hire
Louisiana Tech is not a bad place to land after bottoming out in the mighty Big East. Holtz isn’t facing a rebuilding project, but instead needs to move the Bulldogs forward as it transitions to Conference USA.