Person List of Famous Football Coaches

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List of famous football coaches, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top football coaches in the world? This includes the most prominent football coaches, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable football coaches is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic football coaches were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned football coaches.

List is made up of people like Bill Belichick and Knute Rockne.

From reputable, prominent, and well known football coaches to the lesser known football coaches of today, these are some of the best professionals in the football coach field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous football coaches ever?" and "What are the names of famous football coaches?" then you're in the right place. 
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Jerry Sandusky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Football Coaches
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Gerald Arthur "Jerry" Sandusky is a retired American football coach and convicted serial child molester. Sandusky served as an assistant coach for his entire career, mostly at Pennsylvania State University under Joe Paterno. He received Assistant Coach of the Year awards in 1986 and 1999. Sandusky ...more

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Age: 71

Birthplace: Washington, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: American Football coach, Coach

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Jim Harbaugh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Football Coaches
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James Joseph "Jim" Harbaugh is the head football coach at the University of Michigan and a former quarterback. He played college football at Michigan and played in the National Football League for 14 seasons, from 1987 to 2000. Harbaugh has been a head coach since 2004. He coached at the University ...more

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Age: 52

Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States of America

Profession: American Football coach, Coach, American football player

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Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Football Coaches
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Michael Keller Ditka is a former American football player, coach, and television commentator. A member of both the College Football and Pro Football Hall of Fames, he was the 1961 UPI NFL Rookie of Year, a five-time Pro Bowl selection and five-time All-Pro tight end with the Chicago Bears, ...more

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Age: 76

Birthplace: Carnegie, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: American Football coach, Coach, American football player

Credits: Blood Equity, Second String, Mike & Mike, Mike Ditka Show

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Joe Paterno is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Football Coaches
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Joseph Vincent "Joe" Paterno, sometimes referred to as "JoePa", was an American college football player and coach who was the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions from 1966 to 2011. With 409 victories, Paterno is the winningest coach in FBS history. His career ended with his dismissal from the ...more

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Age: Died at 86 (1926-2012)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: American Football coach, Coach, American football player

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Andy Reid is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Football Coaches
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Andrew Walter "Andy" Reid is a professional American football coach who is the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. Reid was previously the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, a post he held from 1999 to 2012. From 2001 to 2012, he was also the Eagles' executive ...more

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Age: 57

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: American Football coach, Coach, American football player

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#26 on The Best NFL Coaches of All Time

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Marv Levy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Football Coaches
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Marvin Daniel Levy is a former American and Canadian football coach, front office executive, and author. He served as head coach in the Canadian Football League for the Montreal Alouettes and in the National Football League for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills, coaching the Bills to four ...more

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Age: 90

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: American Football coach, Businessperson, Coach, American football player

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Bobby Bowden is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Football Coaches
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Robert Cleckler "Bobby" Bowden is a retired American football coach. He coached the Florida State Seminoles football team from the 1976 to 2009 seasons. During his time at Florida State, Bowden led FSU to an Associated Press and Coaches Poll National Title in 1993 and a BCS National Championship in ...more

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Age: 86

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Profession: American Football coach, Coach, American football player

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#5 on The Best College Football Coaches of All Time

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Tony Dungy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Football Coaches
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Anthony Kevin "Tony" Dungy is a former professional American football player and coach in the National Football League. Dungy was head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1996 to 2001, and head coach of the Indianapolis Colts from 2002 to 2008. Dungy became the first African American head coach ...more

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Age: 60

Birthplace: Jackson, Michigan, USA

Profession: Spokesperson, American Football coach, Author, Coach Writer, + more

Credits: NBC Sunday Night Football, Football Night in America

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