The program announced that ‘both parties’ agreed to part ways after the Rice game this week. Holtz was 64-49 in Ruston, good for .566. He went 6-1 in the postseason, including six straight wins from 2014-2019. His teams struggled in the last two seasons, going 8-13. Despite being one of the most consistently successful coaches in the league, he was not a top-five league salary earner.
Tech is staying in CUSA, and while immediately that means a boost to revenue because of the departing 9-members, the future is uncertain. Skip Holtz struggled to maintain standards these last two seasons, despite some promise, and will leave Ruston and the program with some talent on the roster but with some room to grow.