Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump continues to notch endorsements from legendary coaches. Former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz has revealed his support for the business mogul (video below).
On May 2, Trump took the social media to reveal that Holtz was backing his presidential campaign. The business mogul tweeted a video of the coach pledging his support, CNN reports.
"Honored to have received the endorsement of Lou Holtz - a great guy!" Trump wrote.
Holtz is renowned for having led six different college football teams to championship games and was a sports analyst for ESPN.
The coach’s praise of Trump arrived a day before the Indiana primary, where the business mogul could permanently end the presidential ambitions of his chief rival, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.
"There are nothing but winners in Indiana," Holtz said in his endorsement video, CNN notes. “The main reason I’m endorsing him: I have played his golf course and stayed in his hotel. He does nothing but go first class on everything. He wants his country to be first class as well.”
Trump has received numerous endorsements from famed coaches leading up to the pivotal contest in Indiana, a state where voters hold sports in high regard.
On May 2, former men's basketball coaches Digger Phelps of Notre Dame and Gene Keady of Purdue joined Trump on stage during a rally in Indiana, The Daily Caller reports.
“Coaches know how to get things done,” Phelps said. “Donald Trump is one of the great coaches in this country. And we’re all tired of what’s not gotten done for us the last eight years in this country and trust me with this: He is the man who will make America great again.”
On April 27, former coach Bob Knight of the Indiana University Hoosiers also pledged his support to Trump, according to Real Clear Politics.
“You folks are taking a look at the most prepared man in history to step in as president of the United States, that man right there,” Knight said. “There has never been a presidential candidate prepared to the length that this man is.”
The famed basketball coach added that if Indiana voters choose Trump, “they’re going to take all you people and put you right next to our founding fathers in George Washington.”