Former football coach Lou Holtz tests positive for COVID-19

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FILE – In this Oct. 31, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump, left, introduces former college football coach Lou Holtz during a campaign stop in Butler, Pa. Holtz has tested positive for the coronavirus. The 83-year-old former college football coach confirmed the test Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, to Columbia, S.C., TV station WOLO. “I don’t have a lot of energy right now,” Holtz told the ABC station. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

COLUMBIA. S.C. (AP/KNWA/KFTA) — Lou Holtz has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The 83-year-old former college football coach confirmed the test Thursday to Columbia TV station WOLO.

Holtz led Notre Dame to the 1988 national title in a Hall of Fame career. He coached at the University of Arkansas from 1977-1983, compiling a 60–21–2 record with the Razorbacks.

Holtz has worked for ESPN and campaigned for President Donald Trump.

He is set to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Trump.

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