Beth Holtz, the wife of former Notre Dame (1986-96) and South Carolina (1999-2004) head coach Lou Holtz has died. She was 83.

247Sports reported that Beth Holtz died after a long battle with throat cancer. She went through 83 radiation treatments while fighting the illness. Lou and Beth Holtz were married for nearly 59 years.

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Beth Holtz is also the mother to Skip Holtz, who is the current head coach at Louisiana Tech. Skip Holtz shared a photo on social media following her passing:

Lou and Beth Holtz were married in 1961. Lou Holtz retired from coaching in 2004, his final season at South Carolina. He also was the head coach at William & Mary (1969-71), NC State (1972-75), Arkansas (1977-83) and Minnesota (1984-85).