Letter from Lou Holtz

Greetings and welcome to the Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame website! We hope that you not only will enjoy reading about our endeavors to create a hall of fame of preservation and inspiration here in the Ohio Valley, but that you also will be inspired to one day visit us in person.

Initially, I was presented with a concept for a Lou Holtz Museum, which I immediately rejected. While appreciative of the gesture, I did not and do not want a shrine dedicated to me. However, as more discussion was held and the idea evolved into a hall of fame that would be inclusive of individuals in all fields of endeavor from throughout the Upper Ohio Valley, I agreed.

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Merrill Hoge

Hoge to Speak at Lou Holtz Dinner

EAST LIVERPOOL –Tickets may be reserved now to see former NFL running back and ESPN analyst Merril Hoge’s appearance as guest speaker at the Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame induction banquet to be held Monday, June 4, 2018.

Holtz Hall of Fame Seeking ’20 Under 20’

In conjunction with its 20th year celebration in 2018, the Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame will accept nominations to recognize “20 Under 20” – twenty young people of the valley who are excelling in their pursuits and also giving back to their communities. Those eligible for nomination are residents of Beaver County, Pa.; Hancock, Brooke, Jefferson and Ohio counties, W.Va.; and Columbiana and Jefferson counties, Ohio, who will be at least 10 years old but no older than 19 years old on June 4, 2018.

Holtz Hall Announces 2018 Class

The Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame has announced those selected to be inducted June 4 at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville. The 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award will go to the late Dale Baird, who came to the Upper Ohio Valley from Illinois and made it his home, training horses at what was then Waterford Park and would become Mountaineer Resort. He logged an unprecedented 9,445 career wins, landing a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.