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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. 
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: 73

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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#38 on The Best NFL Coaches of All Time

#6 on The Best Current College Football Coaches

#70 on The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

#9 on The Best Michigan Football Players of All Time

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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: 77

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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#13 on The Best NFL Coaches of All Time

#50 on The Smartest Professional Athletes

#6 on The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

#6 on The Greatest Tight Ends of All Time

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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, USA

Profession: American Football coach, Coach, American football player

Credits: 2011 Outback Bowl, 2010 Capital One Bowl, 2009 Rose Bowl, 8:Ivy League Football and America

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#6 on The Best College Football Coaches of All Time

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