Louisiana Tech and coach Skip Holtz part after 9 seasons

Associated Press

Louisiana Tech and coach Skip Holtz are parting ways after nine seasons that included seven straight bowl appearances for the Bulldogs.

"Skip and I talked and agreed it was time for a change for both parties," Athletic director Eric Woods said in a statement. "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."

The Bulldogs have not finished with a losing record since 2013, Holtz's first year at the school. Holtz is 64-49 with Louisiana Tech, including 6-1 in bowl games.

"This is the right time for me to evaluate a new start in my career," Holtz said in a statement. "The past two seasons have brought additional challenges to our program, and I simply think it is time for someone else to have the chance to lead this special group of young men."

"I am not done coaching football and have great passion and energy to continue to lead young men through this game that I love so much," Holtz added.

Louisiana tech press release

November 27, 2021

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