Top NFL head coaches of all time (part 3)

12. Joe Gibbs, Washington

In 16 years at the helm in Washington, Joe Gibbs won 154 games, taking his team to the Super Bowl four times and winning three championships. Gibbs surrounded himself with elite coaching talent, facilitated the first African-American Super Bowl-winning quarterback. Since he retired for the second time in 2008, Washington has done nothing of consequence.

13. John Madden, Oakland Raiders

What a run John Madden had with the Raiders. He led the team for just 10 seasons, averaging over 10 wins per campaign, and his .759 winning percentage is the second-best in the history of the NFL. Under his guidance, the Raiders won seven division titles. He was carried off the field by his players after their team won Super Bowl XI.

14. Bud Grant, Minnesota Vikings

Before becoming the head coach of the Vikings in 1967, Bud Grant won four championships in the CFL. At the NFL level, Grant’s prowess went on to shine through. The Minnesota Vikings got to four Super Bowls and won the championship in 1969. His Purple People Eaters defense also remains one of the best in the NFL history.

15. Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs

When Andy Reid is finally done with football, he will almost certainly be ranked higher thanks to his budding relationship with superstar Patrick Mahomes. He was very successful as the coach of the Philadelphia Eagles and has improved his stock since joining the Chiefs in 2013. He finally got his Super Bowl ring at the end of last year’s campaign and could be in line for much more.

16. Bill Cowher, Pittsburgh Steelers

In 1992, Bill Cowher took over for the legendary Chuck Noll and then continued the winning tradition in Pittsburgh. During 15 seasons, his Steelers won 149 games, 8 division titles and got to two Super Bowls. After more than a decade of near-misses, Cowher finally won a Super Bowl after the 2005 NFL season.

Famous Coaches of Major League Baseball (Part 1)

The Major League Baseball has seen an evolution of many coaches over the past decades. The pitching coaches have become an important part of each MLB team. The followings are three out of the most famous coaches of the Major League Baseball, namely Charlie Root, Herm Starrette, and Lee Stange.

1/Charlie Root

With a 17-year baseball playing career during which he won 201 games for Chicago Clubs, Charlie Root brought what he learned and taught it to his players. He became one of the most successful pitching coaches of the 1950s.

He preached “nine commandments” that he believed would lead to long-term success for his pitchers. His key points worked out well for the Braves, who received two National League pennants and one World Series title during his tenure in the late 1950s.

2/Herm Starrette

Although his career in the majors prolonged only three seasons with 27 games, Herm Starrette‘s fame came later as a pitching coach for over 25 years. He coached seven different MLB clubs. Notably, he played a key role in the Philadelphia Phillies’s first-ever World Series championship.

He was instrumental in developing the pitching talent at minor leagues during his 28-year baseball coaching career.

3/Lee Stange

After he retired in 1970 following a decade career in the majors, Lee Stange immediately went to work as a coach. He first coached for the Boston Red Sox under the manager Eddie Kasko and latter under manager Ralph Houk.

During his second tenure in Boston, Stange was instrumental in developing young pitchers such as John Tudor, Bobby Ojeda, Bruce Hurst, and future Young Award winner Roger Clemens.

After the last year as pitching coach in 1984, Stange continued working with the Red Sox as a roving minor league pitching instructor for the next nine seasons.

Top NFL head coaches of all time (part 2)

6. Jimmy Johnson, Dallas Cowboys

Jimmy Johnson’s five-year run as the head coach in Dallas was one of the best in NFL history, increasing from winning just one game in 1989 to building a powerhouse that nobody could contend with three years later.

7. Paul Brown, Cleveland Browns

Paul Brown dominated professional football for a quarter-century. He founded the Browns – the franchise which is named after him and went to 10 straight championship games, won 14 division titles, and three championships. He also co-founds the Cincinnati Bengals and is among the cornerstones of the modern NFL.

8. Chuck Noll, Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steel Curtain emerged with Chuck Noll as its mastermind. When he took over in Pittsburgh, the Steelers became an NFL powerhouse that won up to four Super Bowls in only six seasons. He won nine division championsh,ips to be regarded as one of the greatest head coaches in the history of the NFL.

9. Tom Landry, Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys wouldn’t be known as “America’s Team” if it weren’t for its first head coach Tom Landry, who took the ‘Boys to five Super Bowls, winning two. Landry also developed the famous 4-3 defense as the defensive coordinator of the New York Giants.

10. Curly Lambeau, Green Bay Packers

Curly Lambeau – one of the most famous names in football – was the founder of one of the NFL’s most successful franchises. As the head coach of the Green Bay Packers, he won an incredible 226 games, eight division titles and six championship games.

11. Bill Parcells, New York Giants

Parcells was always a winner wherever he went, taking all four of his teams to the playoffs. One of the greatest defensive coaches in the world, he is best known for his tenure with the New York Giants. He led the G-Men to two Super Bowls and won the Lombardi Trophy both times.

Top NFL head coaches of all time (part 1)

Who’s the best head coach in the history of NFL? Let’s dive in the list.

1. Bill Belichick, New England Patriots

Nobody remembers Bill Belichick’s tenure in Cleveland but he will forever be remembered for his legendary role as the head coach of the New England Patriots with nine Super Bowl appearances and six Lombardi Trophies to his credit. He also won an incredible 17 division titles as well as 31 postseason games.

2. Vince Lombardi, Green Bay Packers

The NFL championship trophy is named after Vince Lombardi, which can tell you almost everything you need to know about his legacy. Under his guidance, the Green Bay Packers won up to five championships in nine seasons, including the first two Super Bowls.

3. Don Shula, Miami Dolphins

Don Shula is the only head coach in the history of NFL with a perfect season on record.  Under his guidance, the Miami Dolphins won all games during the famous 1972 season. The head coach also went to six Super Bowls and won two of them. No coach has won more games than the late, great Shula!

4. George Halas, Chicago Bears

The Monsters of the Midway, Chicago Bears, thrived under the guidance of George Halas, who led the franchise for a stunning during four decades. Papa Bear Halas was the league’s winningest coach till Don Shula passed him by. Halas won six championships during his legendary career with the NFC Championship Trophy bearing his name.

5. Bill Walsh, San Francisco 49ers

Many of the best present NFL offenses implement the “West Coast” offensive philosophies that was developed by Bill Walsh, who helped mold two Hall of Fame quarterbacks as well as destroyed NFL defenses for years. Having won three Super Bowls and changed the game of football forever, Walsh  is widely known as the most innovative offensive mind of his generation.

World’s Famous Volleyball Coaches (Part 2): Nikolay Karpol, Lages Guimarães

In the first part (Part 1), we have listed three out of the world’s most famous volleyball coaches namely Bernardo Rocha de Rezende, Eugenio George Lafita, and Givi Akhvlediani.

In the following part, let’s name four more volleyball coaches in the list of world’s most famous ones, including Nikolay Karpol, José Roberto Lages Guimarães, Julio Velasco, and Viacheslav Platonov.

1/ Nikolay Karpol

Born on May 1, 1938, Nikolay Karpol was one of the most famous Russian women’s volleyball coaches. The experienced international coach is famous for yelling at players throughout matches and for organizing the game based on mathematical game theories.

In 2019, he was inducted to the Volleyball Hall of Fame for his lifetime dedication and a great career. 

2/ José Roberto Lages Guimarães

Born on July 31, 1954, José Roberto Lages Guimarães was a Brazilian professional volleyball player in 1967-1996 and has been coaching since 1988.

Lages Guimarães led Brazil Men’s Team from 1992 to 1996. He helped team win the Olympics at Barcelona 1992. He has coaches Brazil Women’s Team since 2003. He won Beijing 2008 and London 2012 with the Brazil’s Women.

3/ Julio Velasco

Julio Velasco was born on February 9, 1952 in Argentina. He first coached the Italian national men’s team and helped the team to receive several successes in the 1990s.

After the Italians won the silver at the 1996 Summer Olympics, Julio switched to the Italian women’s team in 1996-1997. 

In 2011, he worked as a head coach of the Iran men’s national volleyball team. After his contracted with the Iranian team expired on March 1, 2014, he became the coach of Argentina men’s national team. 

The change was due to the request of the Argentina president and was approved by the Iranian volleyball confederation.

4/ Viacheslav Platonov

Viacheslav Platonov was a professional volleyball player and coach in Russia. He began the volleyball career playing the Russian club teams until 1967. Thanks to his major success as a coach of the Russian men’s national volleyball team, Platonov was inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2002. 

World’s Famous Volleyball Coaches (Part 1): Rezende, Lafita, Akhvlediani

Besides football, volleyball is one of the most popular sports in the world for both males and females. There are many famous volleyball coaches worldwide, including Bernardo Rocha de Rezende, Eugenio George Lafita, and Givi Akhvlediani.

1/ Bernardo Rocha de Rezende

Bernardo Rocha de Rezende is one of the most successful Brazilian coaches in the history of volleyball. He has accumulated over 30 major titles in his twenty-year career, guiding Brazilian male and female teams. 

Before becoming a volleyball coach, Mr. Rezende had played volleyball from 1979 to 1986. As a player, he competed in two editions of the Olympic Games, won the silver medal with the Brazilian team in the Summer Olympics 1984. 

Mr. Rezende began his coaching career in 1988 as an assistant to Bebeto de Freitas at the Summer Olympics 1988.

He became coach of the Brazilian female team in 1990 and helped his team to two Olympic medals and three FIVB World Grand Prix titles. After leaving the female team in 2000, he has become a coach of the male team and helped it win the Olympic medal in 2004, two World Cups, three World Champions, and eight World Leagues. 

2/ Eugenio George Lafita

Eugenio George Lafita was born in Cuba on March 29, 1933, and passed away on June 1, 2012. He began his volleyball career in 1947 and the coaching career in 1963 with the Cuban men’s junior team. 

Lafita worked with the men’s senior team and took a gold medal of the Central America and Caribbean Games in Puerto Rico in 1966. Since 1968, he took charge of the Women’s National Team.

3/ Givi Akhvlediani

Givi Akhvlediani, a Russian volleyball coach, was born on July 17, 1918, and passed away on August 29, 2003. During his volleyball coaching career, he became a senior men’s coach of the USSR team between 1958 and 1963 and a senior women’s national team coach of the USSR between 1967 and 1976.

In 2013, he was admitted to the Hall of Fame in Holyoke volleyball as the best coach of the twentieth century. 

The Greatest Coaches In The History Of Tennis (Part 2)

Stefan Edberg

There is this professional player named Roger Federer who owes some of his success to the coaching of Stefan Edberg who has helped to shape the quality of Federer’s game around the world and he has also given the present superstar some clarity and focus on the court. Edberg has helped keep Federer at the top of his form, even this late in the Swiss master’s career. Surely, Edberg might have come late but he is as vital to the process as anyone could be.

Melanie Molitor

Speaking of female tennis stars, Martina Hingis surely had a great coach: her mother, Melanie Molitor. Molitor deserves her own batch of gourmet coffee beans for having so much energy to keep Martina Hingis dedicated and on point for 5 straight Grand Slams and win four of those competitions. Hingis stuck in at number 1 overall in the world for an incredible 209 weeks.

Bob Brett

Bob Brett is famous for his school in Italy where he coaches some international superstars. Brett has worked with Medvedev, Ancic, Boris Becker, and Cilic. Brett has pretty rigid views on what makes a champion and he is a hard-case. Still, we would order flowers online for the man if it got our kid into his good graces.

Robert Lansdorp

Lansdorp is among the greatest coaches whom most people don’t talk about, depending on who you ask. Lansdorp was a vital part of Maria Sharapova’s ascent to the top in spite of the fact that her father took the credit. Lansdorp also coached a less known guy named Pete Sampras as well as two phenomenal female players in Anastasia Myskina and Lindsay Davenport. Davenport also credited almost all of her success to the coaching of Lansdorp by saying, “I wouldn’t have achieved what I did without the strokes he gave me.”

Top Legendary Basketball Coaches of All Time

Like football, basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world. Besides legendary players, many audiences pay much attention to basketball coaches, who partly contribute to the achievements and successes of the teams. Of which, Dean Smith, Bobby Knight, and Jim Calhoun are known as the most famous basketball coaches of all time.

First of all, Dean Smith, American men’s college basketball head coach, is considered as one of the greatest creators of college basketball in the world after designing the Four Corner Offense. After having taken over the Tar Heels in 1961, Smith turned it into one of the most successful programs in the country.

At the ages of 36 years old, Smith amassed over 870 wins and eleven Final Four appearances and two national championships. Until now, about 97% of his athletes gained degrees.

Bobby Knight ranked second in the list after having 902 career victories, partly thanks to his often-abrasive style. Such achievements make Knight become the second-winningest coach in Division 1 Men’s Basketball. Known as the “General,” Knight helped the Indiana Hoosiers achieve five Finals Fours and three national Championships. The coach also guided the U.S. team to win a gold medal at the 1979 Pan America Games and the 1984 Olympics.

Knight is also famous for his commitments to the education as about 80% of his players graduated, compared to the average of the NCAA Division I at 42%.

Meanwhile, Jim Calhoun is famous after turning the Connecticut Huskies into one of the college basketball’s elite programs. In his career, Calhoun has won over 600 games, made four appearances, and collected three national titles.

In 2005, Calhoun was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. At the age of 68, he became the oldest coach in Division I history to win the national title. Besides, he has been the Honorary Chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Now, he is actively involved with the Ronald McDonald House and the Children’s Miracle Network.

The Greatest Coaches In The History Of Tennis (Part 1)

You can look at the sport of tennis as one of the few pure games in the world that pit singular competitors against one another. Surely, there is so much more behind the scenes of these epic one-on-one battles. In this article, let’s have a look at some of the greatest coaches in the history of tennis as well as the parts they played in cultivating greatness.

Mike Estep

Martina Navratilova was quite good during her heyday and it thanked large part to the coaching of Mike Estep, who was integral in leading the tennis phenom to winning up to six straight Wimbledons — a feat that hasn’t ever been done. Let’s start trying to learn his coaching methods if we want to be a star! But of course, we’re only joking since there has never been another player like Navratilova ever after.

Toni Nadal

If you want to order flowers for anyone in Rafael Nadal’s life, you might want to start with Toni Nadal. Rafael made it known in his book that Toni Nadal was instrumental in his ascent to the top. Toni was the guy who pushed Rafael to play with his left hand to get an advantage over top right-handed opponents. Yeah, call someone and order flowers online for the man. Thanks to tough coaching from Toni, Rafael Nadal is one of the greatest of all time.

Brad Gilbert

Robin Williams, the famous comedian who might have lived on gourmet coffee beans only, famously called Brad Gilbert the ‘Tennis Sensei’. Gilbert wrote the book ‘Winning Ugly’ – one of the most utilized coaching texts of all time. He worked with Andre Agassi and led the athlete to a Grand Slam. Agassi says of Brad Gilbert, “Brad taught me how to play tennis, period.”

Vicente del Bosque,Pep Guardiola,Jose Mourinho World’s Famous Sports Coaches

Vicente del Bosque, Pep Guardiola, and Jose Mourinho are among the most well-known coaches of football, the King of sports, partly contributing to their team’s successes.

Vicente del Bosque, born in 1950, is considered as the most successful player of “Tiqui-Taca,” a specialty of Spanish football, in the 2010-2013 period. Thanks to a peak of football called “Tiqui-Taca,” he helped the Spanish national team reach the top of the world.

The Spanish coach started his career with the Castilla club before leading Real Madrid from 1999 to 2003. In the four seasons, he helped Real Madrid win two La Liga championships and two UEFA Champion League in the 1999-2000 and 2001-2002 seasons.

Vicente del Bosque started leading the Spanish national team after it won the Euro 2008 and helped the team defend the 2012 EURO championship.

Thanks to the contributions to his teams, Bosque was named the most legendary sports coach in the world.

Meanwhile, audiences remember Pep Guardiola as the creator of “Tiqui-Taca,” the beautiful football pop. Pep Guardiola was a player in Barcelona and also became the head coach of this team. Led by Pep Guardiola, Barcelona won the La Liga championship from the 2008-2009 season to the 2010-2011 season and the UEFA Champion League in 2009 and 2011.

Many audiences said that Pep Guardiola succeeded as Barcelona was too strong thanks to the guidance of the three previous Dutch coaches. However, his talent was proved as Pep Guardiola led Bayern Munich and Manchester City to win three Bundes Liga titles and two Premier League titles. At present, Pep Guardiola is one of the most famous coaches in football.

Known as a competitor of Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho is the most special football coach. In 2004, Jose Mourinho led Porto to win the Champions League. He recorded the most significant success in the Inter Milan team twice Serie A and the Champions League.

Mourinho then came to Real Madrid and became the rival of Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona. However, he only helped his team to win La Liga once.

After that, Mourinho respectively led Chelsea and Manchester United. However, he was not successful in both due to the disagreements with players.