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. Holtz's 1988 Notre Dame team went 12–0 with a victory in the Fiesta Bowl. He is the only college football coach to lead six different programs to bowl games and the only coach to guide four different programs to the final top 20 rankings. On May 1, 2008, Holtz was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.
“We are very excited to partner with Sports World Ministries for this evening featuring Coach Lou Holtz as we work together to encourage students to make positive choices. Sports World provides former professional athletes to deliver the message, “You’re not born a winner. You’re not born a loser. You’re born a chooser.” The Fellowship of Christian Athletes follows up on that message by working with students on school campuses to equip them to make the right choice by following the example of Jesus Christ,” said Gretchen Shelton, FCA Area Director.