Sports Movies The Best Fictional Sports Coaches In Movies & TV  

Ranker Entertainment
221 votes 32 voters 24 items

Even if you've never played sports, you have to appreciate the wisdom and motivation that comes from fictional sports coaches. Whether in film or television, we've all been inspired by that one scene where the coach makes a last-minute speech to help rally the spirits of the losing team and inspires them to do better.

We've all wished we were in that locker room, and we’ve probably all wished we had such an inspiring coach to look up to. From baseball to football to hockey and beyond, no team in history would be worth remembering if it weren't for the head coach. That's why we're listing all the fictional sports coaches in movies and TV. Whether you prefer Coach Eric Taylor in Friday Night Lights, Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid, or Gordon Bombay in The Mighty Ducks, here’s your chance to rank your favorite sports coaches.

Vote up the best sports coaches and watch as they lead their team to Ranker victory!

list ordered by
1
12 1
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional Sports Coaches In Movies & TV
The Karate Kid (1984)
2
11 7
Eric Taylor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional Sports Coaches In Movies & TV
Friday Night Lights (2006)
3
9 5
Chubbs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional Sports Coaches In Movies & TV
Chubbs Happy Gilmore (1996)
4
6 2
Reggie 'Reg' Dunlop is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional Sports Coaches In Movies & TV
Reggie 'Reg' Dunlop Slap Shot (1977)
5
6 2
Coach Norman Dale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Sports Coaches In Movies & TV
Coach Norman Dale Hoosiers (1986)
6
7 4
Irving 'Irv' Blitzer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional Sports Coaches In Movies & TV
Irving 'Irv' Blitzer Cool Runnings (1993)
7
9 7
Danny O'Shea is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional Sports Coaches In Movies & TV
Danny O'Shea Little Giants (1994)
8
8 6
Mickey Goldmill is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional Sports Coaches In Movies & TV
Rocky (1976), Rocky III (1982), Rocky V (1990)
9
7 5
Gordon Bombay is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional Sports Coaches In Movies & TV
Gordon Bombay The Mighty Ducks (1992-1996)
10
4 2
Coach Morris Buttermaker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional Sports Coaches In Movies & TV
Bad News Bears (1976)
11
5 4
Lou Brown is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fictional Sports Coaches In Movies & TV
Lou Brown Major League (1989)
12
3 2
Coach Ken Carter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional Sports Coaches In Movies & TV
Coach Carter (2005)
13
5 5
Patches O'Houlihan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Sports Coaches In Movies & TV
Patches O'Houlihan DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story (2004)
14
2 3
Coach Hayden Fox is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional Sports Coaches In Movies & TV
Coach (1989)
15
4 6
Jimmy Dugan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional Sports Coaches In Movies & TV
A League of Their Own (1992)
16
2 4
Sue Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional Sports Coaches In Movies & TV
Glee (2009)
17
1 3
Molly McGrath is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional Sports Coaches In Movies & TV
Wildcats (1986)
18
1 3
Cameron Tucker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fictional Sports Coaches In Movies & TV
Modern Family (2009-present)
19
6 9
Rocky Balboa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional Sports Coaches In Movies & TV
Creed (2015) Creed 2 (2018)
20
5 8
Tony D'Amato is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional Sports Coaches In Movies & TV
Tony D'Amato Any Given Sunday (1999)
21
1 4
Pop Fisher is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fictional Sports Coaches In Movies & TV
Pop Fisher The Natural (1984)
22
1 4
Larry Hockett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional Sports Coaches In Movies & TV
Larry Hockett Bull Durham (1988)
23
0 3
Joe Riggins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional Sports Coaches In Movies & TV
Joe Riggins Bull Durham (1988)
24
1 6
Coach Klein is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional Sports Coaches In Movies & TV
Coach Klein The Waterboy (1998)