List of famous coaches with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Sports coaches are the professionals who instruct and train the athletes participating in some specific sports. Coaches play a very important role in helping individual players and teams achieve their full potential and thereby improve their performances. Professional sports are highly competitive and in such situations the responsibilities of the coach increases manifold. Often the head coach of a professional team is assisted by assistant coaches and physical trainers. Coaches identify the strengths and weaknesses of their clients and help them in implementing a suitable training programme to improve their physical and psychological fitness. In addition to helping professional players in achieving their highest potentials, coaches also scout for new talents. They play the role of mentors as they encourage and motivate aspiring sportspersons to take up a particular sport. Coaches in any sport are required to have experience and expertise in playing that particular sport. The duties and responsibilities of coaches differ according to the sports they coach their clients in. It is a highly demanding yet highly satisfying job. Browse this section to explore about the life and works of various famous sports coaches from all over the world.

Joe PaternoJoe Paterno
(American)
Jerry SanduskyJerry Sandusky
(American)
Mike KrzyzewskiMike Krzyzewski
(Polish,American)

Jupp HeynckesJupp Heynckes
(German)
Bill ParcellsBill Parcells
(American)
Carlo AncelottiCarlo Ancelotti
(Italian)

Rafael BenítezRafael Benítez
(Spanish)
Bob KnightBob Knight
(American)
Brad StevensBrad Stevens
(American)

Will MuschampWill Muschamp
(American)
Pat RileyPat Riley
(American)
John WoodenJohn Wooden
(American)

Roy HodgsonRoy Hodgson
(British)
Shaka SmartShaka Smart
(American)
Ronald KoemanRonald Koeman
(Dutch)

Dick VitaleDick Vitale
(American)
Jim ValvanoJim Valvano
(American)
Billy DonovanBilly Donovan
(American)

Louis van GaalLouis van Gaal
(Dutch)
Claudio RanieriClaudio Ranieri
(Italian)
Alfredo Di StéfanoAlfredo Di Stéfano
(Argentine,Colombian,Spanish)

Pete CarrollPete Carroll
(American)
Lee StrasbergLee Strasberg
(American)
Harry RedknappHarry Redknapp
(British)

Fabio CapelloFabio Capello
(Italian)
Matt BusbyMatt Busby
(British,Scottish)
Michael LaudrupMichael Laudrup
(Danish)

Lou HoltzLou Holtz
(American)
John HarbaughJohn Harbaugh
(American)
Sven-Göran ErikssonSven-Göran Eriksson
(Swedish)

Hugo SánchezHugo Sánchez
(Mexican)
John TortorellaJohn Tortorella
(American)
Don ShulaDon Shula
(American)

Marcello LippiMarcello Lippi
(Italian)
Bill RafteryBill Raftery
(American)
Urban MeyerUrban Meyer
(American)

Andy FarrellAndy Farrell
(British)
Guus HiddinkGuus Hiddink
(Dutch)
Mike ShulaMike Shula
(American)

Brad FriedelBrad Friedel
(American)
Bert van MarwijkBert van Marwijk
(Dutch)
Steve McClarenSteve McClaren
(British)

Paul MauricePaul Maurice
(Canadian)
Charlie WeisCharlie Weis
(American)
Luiz Felipe ScolariLuiz Felipe Scolari
(Brazilian)

Giovanni TrapattoniGiovanni Trapattoni
(Italian)
Lane KiffinLane Kiffin
(American)
Scotty BowmanScotty Bowman
(Canadian)

Vicente del BosqueVicente del Bosque
(Spanish)
Luciano SpallettiLuciano Spalletti
(Italian)
Jimbo FisherJimbo Fisher
(American)

Dino ZoffDino Zoff
(Italian)
Greg SchianoGreg Schiano
(American)
Jim McElwainJim McElwain
(American)

Marcelo BielsaMarcelo Bielsa
(Argentine)
Bruce BoudreauBruce Boudreau
(Canadian)
Jim L. MoraJim L. Mora
(American)