June 27, 2003
Camilla- South Carolina football coach Lou Holtz could always make a living as a stand up comedian if he ever gets tired of coaching.
But even at 66 years of age, Lou Holtz doesn't sound like a man who is ready to walk away the sidelines just yet.
Holtz was the keynote speaker for this year's induction ceremonies at the Mitchell County Sports Hall of Fame.
In between the one liners that had his audience in constant laughter, Holtz did bring a serious message of having a dream and working hard to reach that dream.
That is one of the reasons he says why he came out of retirement and took a South Carolina team that had lost 21 straight games and led them to straight bowls.
Coach Holtz, the only coach to take six different schools to a bowl game, says his next dream to coach South Carolina to a Southeastern Conference championship and one player he hopes can make that dream happen is his starting quarterback for this coming season, Camilla's Dondrial Pinkins.
Coach Lou Holtz said " I think Dondrial can be as good as we have had. I mean that sincerely. He started two games at the end of the year-both on the road- and performerd exceptionally well. He had a great spring and he is such a tremendous talent. He weighs 255 pounds but can run, throw, is smart and he is a great leader.
Coach Holtz also presented the eight new members to the MCSHF with their induction plaques.
The new members are Steve Jones, Noel Martin, Alfred Parker, Sam Pinkins, Stephen B. Smith, Murray Worsham, his son Ross Worsham and the late H.L. Wingate.