Terrible news to share as Beth Holtz, Lou Holtz’s wife, has passed away. She was 83 and was married to Lou for 58 years.

Beth had been battling with throat cancer in recent years.

Most known for their time at Notre Dame, Lou and Beth made multiple stops in Columbia coaching for the Gamecocks, including the coach’s final head coaching position from 1999-2004. At South Carolina, Holtz helped turn around arguably the worst program in the Southeastern Conference, which eventually led to Steve Spurrier taking the program to its highest point during its time in the league.

Holtz also had a multi-year run at Arkansas.

Following the sad news, the couple’s son Skip, current head coach at Louisiana Tech, issued this tweet: