Coaching is the family business for the Holtz family, and now two of them will work under the same roof.
Sources tell FootballScoop that Skip Holtz has hired Trey Holtz to his staff. The younger Holtz will serve as Louisiana Tech's wide receivers coach. (The news was first reported by Bleed Tech Blue).
In addition to sharing a vocation, the three Holtzes also share a name. Skip's given name is Louis Leo Holtz, Jr., and Trey is Louis Leo Holtz III.
Trey Holtz played his college ball at Texas under Mack Brown and Charlie Strong. A reserve quarterback, Holtz appeared in 23 games as a holder in 2015-16.
He then moved into the family business at Ohio State, where he worked as a graduate assistant for the past three years. Holtz worked with the Buckeyes' running backs and tight ends, but will now coach receivers for his father's staff. He replaces Todd Fitch, who left to become the offensive coordinator at Vanderbilt.
For the Holtz family, Skip hiring Trey is an act of history repeating itself. After serving as a GA at Florida State and Colorado State, Skip's first full-time job came on his father Lou Holtz's staff as Notre Dame's wide receivers coach in 1990. Skip was promoted to offensive coordinator in 1992 and became Connecticut's head coach in 1994.
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