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

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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.

Jerry Sloan Jerry Sloan
American

Rick Pitino Rick Pitino
American

Doc Rivers Doc Rivers
American

Mike Ditka Mike Ditka
American

Dean Smith Dean Smith
American

Marcelo Bielsa Marcelo Bielsa
Argentinian

Herb Brooks Herb Brooks
American
Ken Carter Ken Carter
American

Tyronn Lue Tyronn Lue
American

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James Naismith James Naismith
Canadian, American

Don Nelson Don Nelson
American
David Moyes David Moyes
Scottish

Sam Cassell Sam Cassell
American

Joe Paterno Joe Paterno
American

Tom Landry Tom Landry
American

Bill Shankly Bill Shankly
British, Scottish
Pat Summitt Pat Summitt
American

Tony Dungy Tony Dungy
American
Wes Unseld Wes Unseld
American

Ime Udoka Ime Udoka
Nigerian, American
Joe Torre Joe Torre
American

Lou Holtz Lou Holtz
American

Zac Taylor Zac Taylor
American
Bear Bryant Bear Bryant
American
Al Davis Al Davis
American

Ivan Lend Ivan Lendl
Czech, American

Dan Gable Dan Gable
American

Frank Reich Frank Reich
American

Bill Cowher Bill Cowher
American

Paul Brown Paul Brown
American

Jock Stein Jock Stein
Scottish

Tom Izzo Tom Izzo
American

Mike Zimmer Mike Zimmer
American

Bud Grant Bud Grant
Canadian, American

Tom Orborne Tom Osborne
American
Woody Hayes Woody Hayes
American

Dick LeBeau Dick LeBeau
American

Todd Haley Todd Haley
American