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Jenkins congratulates Holtz on Presidential Medal of Freedom

| Thursday, December 3, 2020

University President Fr. John Jenkins congratulated Lou Holtz, former Notre Dame football coach, on receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Donald Trump.

Holtz served as the head coach at numerous universities and in the NFL, but he is perhaps most known for leading Notre Dame to the national championship in 1988. Holtz is the only college football coach to advance five different teams to a bowl game, and he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.

“A great college coach and engaging sports commentator, Lou Holtz was honored in 2011 with an honorary degree from Notre Dame for his leadership of students and generosity of spirit on and off the gridiron,” Jenkins said. “On behalf of the University, I extend congratulations to Lou on the occasion of his having been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.”

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