Famous Black Coaches

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 1 
Muggsy Bogues
(Basketball player)

Muggsy Bogues
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Birthdate: January 9, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Muggsy Bogues is a former basketball player. Standing at 5 feet 3 inches tall, Bogues is the shortest player in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). When his 14-season NBA career came to an end, Bogues served as the head coach for Charlotte Sting, which participated in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) from 1997 to 2007. 

 2 
Patrick Ewing
(Basketball player Center, Head coach)

Patrick Ewing
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Birthdate: August 5, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

Patrick Ewing is a Jamaican-American former basketball player who played for popular NBA teams like New York Knicks and Seattle SuperSonics. He also won gold medals at the 1984 and 1992 Olympic Games as part of the US men's national basketball teams. In 2008, Patrick Ewing was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame for his individual career.

 3 
Penny Hardaway
(Basketball coach)

Penny Hardaway
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Birthdate: July 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Penny Hardaway is a college basketball coach who is currently serving as the head coach for the Memphis Tigers men's basketball team. A former player, Hardaway played for teams like Miami Heat and New York Knicks in the National Basketball Association where he was a two-time All-NBA First Team member and a four-time NBA All-Star. 

 4 
Patrice Evra
(Footballer - Left-back for France)

Patrice Evra
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Birthdate: May 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal

 5 
Chauncey Billups
(Basketball player - Point guard, Basketball coach)

Chauncey Billups
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Birthdate: September 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States

 6 
Derek Fisher
(Basketball coach)

Derek Fisher
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Birthdate: August 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

 7 
Richard Williams
(Tennis coach)

Richard Williams
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Birthdate: February 14, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
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 8 
Patrick Kluivert
(Football player Striker)

Patrick Kluivert
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Birthdate: July 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

 9 
DeMarco Murray
(American Football player)

DeMarco Murray
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Birthdate: February 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

 10 
Rasheed Wallace
(Basketball player)

Rasheed Wallace
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Birthdate: September 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Floyd Mayweather Sr.
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Birthdate: October 19, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Amory, Mississippi, United States

 12 
Lovie Smith
(American Football Player)

Lovie Smith
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Birthdate: May 8, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gladewater, Texas, USA

 13 
Hue Jackson
(American Football coach)

Hue Jackson
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Birthdate: October 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 14 
Brandon Roy
(Basketball player - Shooting guard, Basketball coach)

Brandon Roy
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Birthdate: July 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States

 15 

Roger Mayweather
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Birthdate: April 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Died: March 17, 2020

 16 
Lisa Leslie
(Basketball player)

Lisa Leslie
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Birthdate: July 7, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States

 17 
Jason Terry
(Basketball Player)

Jason Terry
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Birthdate: September 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States

 18 
Byron Leftwich
(American Football Player)

Byron Leftwich
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Birthdate: January 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Football coach and former NFL quarterback Byron Leftwich now serves as the offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He initially played for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has won a Super Bowl each as a player and as a coach, and has also been the MAC Most Valuable Player twice.

 19 
Avery Johnson
(Basketball coach)

Avery Johnson
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Birthdate: March 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 20 
Jerry Stackhouse
(Basketball Coach)

Jerry Stackhouse
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Birthdate: November 5, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kinston, North Carolina, United States

 21 
Eric Bieniemy
(American Football Player, Coach)

Eric Bieniemy
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Birthdate: August 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Eric Bieniemy is an American football coach, currently working as the offensive coordinator for National Football League's Kansas City Chiefs. A former player, Eric Bieniemy stirred controversy while representing the San Diego Chargers in 1993; he harassed a female parking attendant by grabbing her by the neck, for which he was arrested in Boulder, Colorado.

 22 
Anthony Lynn
(American football coach)

Anthony Lynn
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Birthdate: December 21, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: McKinney, Texas, United States

 23 
Bob Gibson
(Baseball Player)

Bob Gibson
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Birthdate: November 9, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States

 24 
Cheryl Miller
(Basketball coach)

Cheryl Miller
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Birthdate: January 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Riverside, California

 25 
Earl Watson
(Former Basketball Point Guard and Assistant Coach for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA))

Earl Watson
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Birthdate: June 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States

As a basketball player, Earl Watson had a successful stint with teams such as the Seattle SuperSonics and Utah Jazz. Owing to his mother’s Mexican roots, he qualified to play for the Mexican national team but chose NBA instead. Now a coach, he is associated with the Canadian team Toronto Raptors.

 26 
Caron Butler
(Basketball player)

Caron Butler
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Birthdate: March 13, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Racine, Wisconsin, United States

 27 
Kevin Sumlin
(American football head coach and general manager)

Kevin Sumlin
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Birthdate: August 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brewton, Alabama, United States

 28 
Byron Scott
(American basketball coach)

Byron Scott
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Birthdate: March 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ogden, Utah, USA

 29 
Darryl Dawkins
(Basketball player)

Darryl Dawkins
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Birthdate: January 11, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida
Died: August 27, 2015

 30 
Tarvaris Jackson
(American Football Player)

Tarvaris Jackson
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Birthdate: April 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Died: April 12, 2020

 31 
Ken Carter
(Coach)

Ken Carter
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Birthdate: February 13, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fernwood, Mississippi, United States

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Herm Edwards
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Birthdate: April 27, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fort Monmouth, Oceanport, New Jersey, United States

 33 
Nate McMillan
(American basketball coach)

Nate McMillan
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Birthdate: August 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

 34 
Dwane Casey
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)

Dwane Casey
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Birthdate: April 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

 35 
Damon Stoudamire
(Basketball player)

Damon Stoudamire
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Birthdate: September 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States

 36 
Hubert Davis
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)

Hubert Davis
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Birthdate: May 17, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

 37 
Andre Waters
(American football player, Coach)

Andre Waters
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Birthdate: March 10, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Belle Glade, Florida, United States
Died: November 20, 2006

 38 
Shelden Williams
(Basketball Player, Basketball Coach)

Shelden Williams
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Birthdate: October 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

 39 
Dennis Green
(Coaches)

Dennis Green
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Birthdate: February 17, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 21, 2016

 40 
Willis Reed
(Basketball Player)

Willis Reed
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Birthdate: June 25, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bernice, Louisiana

 41 
Corey Brewer
(Basketball player)

Corey Brewer
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Birthdate: March 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Portland, Tennessee, United States

 42 
Tee Martin
(Football Coach)

Tee Martin
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Birthdate: July 25, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, USA

 43 
Scott Burrell
(Basketball coach)

Scott Burrell
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Birthdate: January 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States

 44 
Ken Griffey Sr.
(Baseball player, Coach)

Ken Griffey Sr.
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Birthdate: April 10, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Donora, Pennsylvania, United States

 45 
Fernand Lopez
(Mixed Martial Artist)

Fernand Lopez
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Birthdate: November 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: LekiƩ, Cameroon

 46 
Michael Cooper
(Basketball player - Shooting guard, Basketball coach)

Michael Cooper
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Birthdate: April 15, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 47 
Raheem Morris
(American Football coach)

Raheem Morris
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Birthdate: September 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States

 48 
Mike Woodson
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)

Mike Woodson
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Birthdate: March 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

 49 
Ferguson Jenkins
(Baseball pitcher)

Ferguson Jenkins
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Birthdate: December 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chatham-Kent, Canada

Canadian baseball player and coach Ferguson Jenkins has played for MLB teams such as the Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Red Sox. He also excelled in basketball and hockey and was part of the Canadian amateur hockey league. He also became the first Canadian to be name to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

 50 
K. C. Jones
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)

K. C. Jones
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Birthdate: May 25, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Taylor, Texas, United States
Died: December 25, 2020