"USC's Thomas Cooper Library is one of the nation's finest research libraries. I have always appreciated being associated with winners." - Lou Holtz
Former Gamecock Head Football Coach Lou Holtz and his wife Beth have established an endowment at the Thomas Cooper Library to provide for the addition of library materials and resources for undergraduate students. Coach Holtz always believed in the importance of academics in the lives and careers of his players. He underscored this belief with his support of the University Libraries.
One of the most successful college football coaches in the history of the game, Lou Holtz consistently developed student athletes who did well in the classroom and, as a result, enjoyed high rates of graduation. His influence had a profoundly positive impact on the lives of his players, both personally and academically.
In supporting the University Libraries with their endowment, Lou and Beth Holtz continue to touch the lives of all students at the University of South Carolina, as well as benefit the faculty and community researchers who use the library every day.
Lou and Beth Holtz at the announcement of their Library Endowment for Undergraduate Resources
A valuable gift from this endowment is a subscription to the electronic database, Project MUSE, a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers providing 100% full-text, affordable and user-friendly online access to over 300 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 60 scholarly publishers. A wide and diverse range of subjects is covered in this database, from literary studies, classics and history to music, religion, science, medicine, and Latin American, Asian and African-American studies.
If you would like to support Coach Holtz's belief that academics and athletics are a winning team, please contact us.