- JSerra News
Hall of Fame football coach Lou Holtz will be the keynote speaker at the 2022 JESPY Awards on May 26th. Holtz was a head coach for 34 years at both the collegiate and professional levels and is best known for his tenure as Head Coach of the Notre Dame Football program, where he coached from 1986-1996 and won a national championship. In 2008 he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Holtz is the only college football coach to lead six different programs to bowl games and the only coach to guide four different programs to final top 20 rankings.
Off the field, Holtz has worked for CBS Sports and ESPN as a college football analyst, has written or contributed to 10 books, and is known for his uplifting motivational speeches. Holtz is also a man of deep Catholic Faith who serves on the Catholic Advisory Board of the Ava Maria Mutual Funds and in 2020, Coach Holtz was awarded with the Presidential Medal Of Freedom.
"Coach Holtz is one of the most phenomenal speakers I have ever heard in my life. He speaks with tremendous clarity regarding the value of becoming a better human being while pulling out the best in you on the field as an athlete," said JSerra Athletic Director Chris Ledyard. "His success is unprecedented and he is an icon of not just football but of American sports. He is a deeply faithful man who understands JSerra Catholic High School’s stance on virtuous living."
The JESPY (JSerra Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) Award is an accolade presented by the JSerra Athletics Department to recognize individual and team athletic achievement as well as other sports-related performances during the calendar year preceding a given annual ceremony.
Join us Thursday, May 26 at 5:00 p.m. on JSerra's Main Field to celebrate. For more information, visit jserra.org/jespy.