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.

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Mike KrzyzewskiMike Krzyzewski
(Polish,American)

Brendan RodgersBrendan Rodgers
(British)
Bob KnightBob Knight
(American)
Unai EmeryUnai Emery
(Spanish)

Pat RileyPat Riley
(American)
Rafael BenítezRafael Benítez
(Spanish)
Fred HoibergFred Hoiberg
(American)

John TortorellaJohn Tortorella
(American)
Harry RedknappHarry Redknapp
(British)
Louis van GaalLouis van Gaal
(Dutch)

Rinus MichelsRinus Michels
(Dutch)
John WoodenJohn Wooden
(American)
Dick VitaleDick Vitale
(American)

Urban MeyerUrban Meyer
(American)
Roy HodgsonRoy Hodgson
(British)
Billy DonovanBilly Donovan
(American)

Shaka SmartShaka Smart
(American)
Brad StevensBrad Stevens
(American)
Jim ValvanoJim Valvano
(American)

Greg SchianoGreg Schiano
(American)
Warren GatlandWarren Gatland
(New Zealander)
Barry TrotzBarry Trotz
(Canadian)

Andy FarrellAndy Farrell
(British)
Bill ParcellsBill Parcells
(American)
Alfredo Di StéfanoAlfredo Di Stéfano
(Argentinian,Colombian,Spanish)

Mike RileyMike Riley
(American)
Pete CarrollPete Carroll
(American)
Don ShulaDon Shula
(American)

Lee StrasbergLee Strasberg
(American)
Michael LaudrupMichael Laudrup
(Danish)
Joel QuennevilleJoel Quenneville
(Canadian)

Fabio CapelloFabio Capello
(Italian)
Sven-Göran ErikssonSven-Göran Eriksson
(Swedish)
Steve McClarenSteve McClaren
(British)

Matt BusbyMatt Busby
(British,Scottish)
Alain VigneaultAlain Vigneault
(Canadian)
Hugo SánchezHugo Sánchez
(Mexican)

Guus HiddinkGuus Hiddink
(Dutch)
Scotty BowmanScotty Bowman
(Canadian)
Arrigo SacchiArrigo Sacchi
(Italian)

Bill RafteryBill Raftery
(American)
Giovanni TrapattoniGiovanni Trapattoni
(Italian)
Bob StoopsBob Stoops
(American)