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Louisiana Tech, football coach Skip Holtz parts way with after nine seasons

  • November 26, 2021

parting ways with football coach Skip Holtz after nine seasons. Holtz will coach Saturday’s season finale at Rice.

“Skip and I talked and agreed it was time for a change for both parties,” said athletic director Eric Wood in a school release. “Louisiana Tech owes Skip a debt of gratitude for his loyalty and dedication to our football student-athletes, our University, and our community over the past decade.

“He has been able to accomplish some things that weren’t previously done here on a consistent basis prior to his arrival. We continue to be committed to winning conference championships, and that expectation is stronger than ever.”

Wood said an an interim head coach will be named and the search for Holtz’s successor has begun.

More:Having a father, son coach together is nothing new for Skip Holtz. Here’s how it happened at La Tech.

Holtz, 57, has a  64-49 record at La Tech and led the the Bulldogs to two Conference USA Championship game appearances (2014, 2016) and six wins in seven bowl games.

However, La Tech slumped to 3-8 this season and 2-5 in C-USA. The Bulldogs have lost six of their last seven games.

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