Get inspired by Lou Holtz

He’s one of the most successful college football coaches of all time—and the only coach in the history of college football to take six different teams to a bowl game, win five bowl games with different teams, and have four different teams ranked in the final Top 20 poll.

Lou Holtz

Lou Holtz has a sterling reputation for turning pretenders into contenders. During his 26 seasons as a collegiate head coach—11 with Notre Dame—Mr. Holtz was known as a motivator, a demanding disciplinarian, and a relisher of challenges and hard work.

He brings that fighting spirit to the 2011 AAOS Annual Meeting as the Presidential Guest Speaker at 11 a.m. tomorrow in Ballroom 20 of the San Diego Convention Center.

Career highlights
Mr. Holtz served as the head football coach at The College of William & Mary, North Carolina State University, the University of Arkansas, the University of Minnesota, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of South Carolina, compiling a career record of 249–132–7. His 1988 Notre Dame team went 12–0 with a victory in the Fiesta Bowl and was the consensus national champion.

The slender, bespectacled coach is known for his quick wit and ability to inspire players. In 2005, Mr. Holtz joined ESPN as a college football analyst. He appears on the ESPN programs “College Football Scoreboard,” “College Football Final,” “College Football Live,” and “SportsCenter.” He also serves as an onsite analyst for college football games.

Elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008, Mr. Holtz has authored three New York Times best-selling books: The Fighting Spirit, which chronicles Notre Dame’s 1988 championship season; Winning Everyday: A Game Plan For Success; and Wins, Losses and Lessons, an autobiography of his life and the lessons he has learned. In addition, he has authored or coauthored seven other books.

Mr. Holtz is an advocate for people with speech impediments and donates his time to children with such disorders. He has long been active in Republican Party politics, and he considered entering the Republican primary for a Congressional seat in Florida in 2009.

A winning strategy
Twice named the “best motivational speaker in the country,” Lou Holtz strongly believes that “choices are our game plan’s bricks and mortar. Everything that happens to us is the result of choices we make.”

He encourages his audiences to tackle adversity, have a sense of purpose, and make sacrifice an ally.

In every game plan, according to Coach Holtz, success depends on minimizing obstacles and maximizing opportunities. Maximize your opportunity at the 2011 AAOS Annual Meeting in San Diego…don’t miss hearing Lou Holtz.