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Famous Coaches from Australia

Updated October 13, 2018 6.3k views172 items

List of notable or famous coaches from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top coaches born in Australia and even some popular coaches who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian coaches then this list is the perfect resource for you. These coaches are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known coach from Australia is included when available.

This list below has everything from Greg Chappell to Kevin Walters.

This historic coaches from Australia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Australian coaches of note?" and "Who are the most famous coaches from Australia?" These prominent coaches of Australia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Australian coaches.

Use this list of renowned Australian coaches to discover some new coaches that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. {#nodes}
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    BirthplaceUnley, Australia

    GenderMale

    Gregory Stephen Chappell (born 7 August 1948) is a former cricketer who represented Australia...  more
  • 2

    BirthplaceUpper Ferntree Gully, Australia

    GenderMale

    Shane Keith Warne (born 13 September 1969) is an Australian cricket commentator and former...  more
  • 3

    BirthplaceBrisbane, Australia

    GenderMale

    Paul "Fatty" Vautin (born 21 July 1959) is an Australian football commentator and formerly a...  more
  • 4

    Des Hasler

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceGosford, Australia

    GenderMale

    Des Hasler (born 16 February 1961) is an Australian professional rugby league coach who is the...  more
  • 5

    Phil Gould

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    GenderMale

    Phillip Ronald "Phil" Gould, , (born 15 July 1958), nicknamed "Gus", is a rugby league...  more
  • 6

    Terry Lamb

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    GenderMale

    Terry Lamb OAM, (born 15 September 1961) is an Australian former rugby league footballer and...  more
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    BirthplaceSubiaco, Australia

    GenderMale

    Richard Ian Charlesworth AO (born 6 February 1952) is an Australian sports coach and former...  more
  • 8

    BirthplaceBundaberg, Australia

    GenderMale

    Malcolm Norman Meninga (; born 8 July 1960) is the head coach of the Australian national team...  more
  • 9

    Trevor Gillmeister

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceBrisbane, Australia

    GenderMale

    Trevor Gillmeister (born 13 March 1964) is an Australian former professional rugby league...  more
  • 10

    Alan Jones

    Age: 79

    BirthplaceOakey, Australia

    GenderMale

    Alan Belford Jones AO (born 13 April 1941, or possibly 1942 or 1943) is an Australian radio...  more
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    David Hookes

    Dec. at 49 (1955-2004)

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia

    GenderMale

    David William Hookes (3 May 1955 – 19 January 2004) was a South Australian and Australian...  more
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    BirthplacePerth, Australia

    GenderMale

    Justin Lee Langer (born 21 November 1970) is an Australian cricket coach and former...  more
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    BirthplaceMarrickville, Sydney, Australia

    GenderMale

    Robert Baddeley Simpson (born 3 February 1936) is a former cricketer who played for New South...  more
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    Drew Ginn

    Age: 45

    BirthplaceSouth Gippsland Shire, Australia

    GenderMale

    Drew Cameron Ginn OAM, (born 20 November 1974) is an Australian five-time world champion...  more
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    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    GenderMale

    Todd Andrew Woodbridge, OAM (born 2 April 1971) is a retired Australian professional tennis...  more

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    #106 of 216 The Greatest Men's Tennis Players of All Time#51 of 57 The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s

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    BirthplaceSubiaco, Australia

    GenderMale

    Dennis Keith Lillee, AM, MBE (born 18 July 1949) is a former Australian cricketer rated as the...  more
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    Garry Lyon

    Age: 53

    BirthplaceDevonport, Australia

    GenderMale

    Garry Peter Lyon (born 13 September 1967) is a former professional Australian rules football...  more
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    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia

    GenderMale

    Darren Cahill (born 2 October 1965) is a tennis coach and former professional tennis player...  more
  • 19

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    GenderMale

    David John Morris (born 31 August 1984) is an Australian Olympic aerial/freestyle skier who...  more
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    BirthplaceCarlton, Australia

    GenderFemale

    Carmen Marton (born 30 June 1986) is a taekwondo athlete from Australia. She is Australia's...  more
  • 21

    BirthplaceSandringham, Australia

    GenderFemale

    Tess Gerrand is an Australian rower. She was selected to represent Australia at the 2012...  more
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    BirthplaceSanta Barbara, California, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Anthony Charles Edwards (born July 19, 1962) is an American actor and director. He is most...  more

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    #98 of 110 The Greatest '80s Teen Stars#7 of 13 TV Stars Who Couldn’t Lead Their Own Shows

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    BirthplaceColombo, Sri Lanka

    GenderMale

    Davenell Frederick "Dav" Whatmore (born 16 March 1954) is an Australian cricket coach and...  more
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    Bob Davis

    Dec. at 83 (1928-2011)

    GenderMale

    Robert "Bob" Davis (12 June 1928 – 16 May 2011) was an Australian rules footballer who played...  more
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    James Hird

    Age: 47

    BirthplaceCanberra, Australia

    GenderMale

    James Albert Hird (born 4 February 1973) is a former professional Australian rules football...  more