Hall Of Fame Coach Holtz To Speak At King’s Commencement

September 20, 2018 GMT

College Football Hall of Fame coach Lou Holtz will be the commencement speaker at King’s College on May 19, according to an email from the Rev. Jack Ryan, King’s president. Holtz had his best coaching years at the University of Notre Dame from 1986 to 1996, and he won a national championship in 1988. Holtz also coached one season in the NFL for the New York Jets in 1976. “Coach Holtz is very familiar with the Congregation of Holy Cross and the ethos of a Holy Cross education,” Ryan said in an email to faculty and students. “He is a national figure who respects, appreciates and supports Catholic education. He is also a thoughtful, inspiring and entertaining presenter. I am grateful that Coach Holtz has agreed to accept my invitation, and I look forward to him joining the King’s community for such an important and meaningful occasion.” King’s College was founded in 1946 by Congregation of Holy Cross priests and brothers from the University of Notre Dame. Holtz also served as the head football coach at The College of William & Mary, North Carolina State University, the University of Arkansas, the University of Minnesota and the University of South Carolina. — MICHAEL P. BUFFER