Greatest Movie Coaches of All Time

A team is nothing without the coach. A coach develops, delivers, and in most cases takes the brunt of every mistake made on the field. But there is one class of coach that is the most underrated. Today we are going to give you the Top 5 Greatest Movie Coaches of all time. Each one of these guys has their strengths listed below. Enjoy! List:


5.) Tony D’ Amato (Al Pacino in Any Given Sunday)- Some teams need the veteran coach to bring them back from the brink of defeat. Tony has the experience of handling high profile players in a Dan Snyder type of environment. Who better to lead a team of prima donnas to the promised land?

4.) Pete Bell (Nick Nolte in Blue Chips)- I admit it. I love me some Bobby Knight and Pete Bell encapsulates it. If you have to cheat to win, Pete makes it happen. Besides, a little chair throwing and basketball punting never hurt anybody. Tell me a ref that doesn’t get set straight by Pete Bell.

3.) Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez in Mighty Ducks)- Every team in their history needs a player’s coach. Coach Gordon Bombay makes miracles happen. He is the Mike Scioscia of hockey. Bombay takes the unconventional approach with a group that was worse than the Bad News Bears and turns them into champions with help from the bad guy from Lethal Weapon II.

2.) Norman Dale (Gene Hackman in Hoosiers)- You have to have a coach that has had some trouble in the past to relate to guys. Norman Dale delivers a fundamentally sound yet drill sergeant-esc approach to the game. Like Bobby Huggins, Dale may womanize and drink from time to time but he gets your team back to playing fundamentally sound.

1.) Lou Brown (James Gammon in Major League)- Lou Brown epitomizes everything you need in a coach. Lou can take a rag tag group of clowns and turn them into champions. Ol’ Lou deals with players’ contracts by urinating on them in the field, and if comes down to it, he will have a heart attack instead of losing. If your team has the Glazers as owners then the Lou Brown style coach is exactly what you need to win.

Sound off like you’ve got a pair and tell us who you think is the greatest movie coach of all time.

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2 Responses to “Greatest Movie Coaches of All Time”

  • Wild Bill: May 20, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Gordon Bombay and Lou Brown are epic coaches but how on earth do you not have Danny O’shea from Little Giants, THE BEST MOVIE COACH OF ALL TIME. Not only did his players love him, he made it fun and pulled off an upset of mega proportions when his Giants knocked off the more talented Urbania Cowboys. Rick Moranis as Danny O’shea in Little Giants, THE BEST MOVIE COACH OF ALL TIME. PERIOD.

    -Wild Bill

    • Big Al: June 27, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      Aww geeze Bill. I think we may have missed one. For the love of Henry the Moose of Manliness, how could we have missed the coach who made the gutsiest call in movie sports history? I am of course referring to The Annexation of Puerto Rico! Thanks for writing in Bill and a DOM Manly Salute to you Sir!

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