WATCH: Lou Holtz awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

WATCH: Lou Holtz awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Legendary coach Lou Holtz was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in the Oval Office Thursday morning by President Donald J. Trump.

The Irish legend was announced as a recipient in September.

At the ceremony, Holtz calls Trump, “the greatest president of my lifetime.”

University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins issued the following statement:

“A great college coach and engaging sports commentator, Lou Holtz was honored in 2011 with an honorary degree from Notre Dame for his leadership of students and generosity of spirit on and off the gridiron. On behalf of the University, I extend congratulations to Lou on the occasion of his having been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.”

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