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.

James Naismith James Naismith
Canadian, American

Marcelo Bielsa Marcelo Bielsa
Argentinian

David Moyes David Moyes
Scottish
Rick Pitino Rick Pitino
American

Bill Shankly Bill Shankly
British, Scottish
Ivan Lend Ivan Lendl
Czech, American

Mike Ditka Mike Ditka
American
Joe Paterno Joe Paterno
American
Ime Udoka Ime Udoka
Nigerian, American

Bear Bryant Bear Bryant
American
Lou Holtz Lou Holtz
American
Herb Brooks Herb Brooks
American
Tom Landry Tom Landry
American

Tony Dungy Tony Dungy
American

Jock Stein Jock Stein
Scottish
Dean Smith Dean Smith
American

Al Davis Al Davis
American

Dan Gable Dan Gable
American
Paul Brown Paul Brown
American
Woody Hayes Woody Hayes
American

Tom Orborne Tom Osborne
American

Luke Murray Luke Murray
American

Unai EmeryUnai Emery
Spanish
Rafael BenítezRafael Benítez
Spanish
Pat RileyPat Riley
American
John TortorellaJohn Tortorella
American

Mike KrzyzewskiMike Krzyzewski
Polish, American
Brendan RodgersBrendan Rodgers
British
Bob KnightBob Knight
American

Urban MeyerUrban Meyer
American
Brad StevensBrad Stevens
American
John WoodenJohn Wooden
American
Louis van GaalLouis van Gaal
Dutch

Barry TrotzBarry Trotz
Canadian
Alfredo Di StéfanoAlfredo Di Stéfano
Argentinian, Colombian, Spanish
Billy DonovanBilly Donovan
American

Michael LaudrupMichael Laudrup
Danish
Roy HodgsonRoy Hodgson
British
Lee StrasbergLee Strasberg
American
Alain VigneaultAlain Vigneault
Canadian

Joel QuennevilleJoel Quenneville
Canadian
Scotty BowmanScotty Bowman
Canadian
Ralph KruegerRalph Krueger
Canadian, German

Sven-Göran ErikssonSven-Göran Eriksson
Swedish
Jim ValvanoJim Valvano
American
Fred HoibergFred Hoiberg
American
Fabio CapelloFabio Capello
Italian

Pete CarrollPete Carroll
American
Luciano SpallettiLuciano Spalletti
Italian
Pierre McGuirePierre McGuire
American

Steve McClarenSteve McClaren
British
Marcello LippiMarcello Lippi
Italian
Matt BusbyMatt Busby
British, Scottish
Brad FriedelBrad Friedel
American

Don ShulaDon Shula
American
Dave TippettDave Tippett
Canadian
Bill ParcellsBill Parcells
American

Vicente del BosqueVicente del Bosque
Spanish
Hugo SánchezHugo Sánchez
Mexican
Todd McLellanTodd McLellan
Canadian
Shaka SmartShaka Smart
American