Famous Coaches from India

List of notable or famous coaches from India, with bios and photos, including the top coaches born in India and even some popular coaches who immigrated to India. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Indian 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 India is included when available.

List people include Kapil Dev, Syed Abid Ali and many more.

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

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  • Ajit Laxman Wadekar (pronunciation ; 1 April 1941 – 15 August 2018) was an Indian international cricketer who played for the Indian national team between 1966 and 1974. Described as an "aggressive batsman", Wadekar made his first-class debut in 1958, before making his foray into international cricket in 1966. He batted at number three and was considered to be one of the finest slip fielders. Wadekar also captained the Indian cricket team which won series in the West Indies and England in 1971(first victory of Indian team in test cricket outside of India). The Government of India honoured him with the Arjuna Award (1967) and Padmashri (1972), India's fourth highest civilian honour.
    • Age: 81
    • Birthplace: India, Mumbai
  • Akhtar Ali
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    Akhtar Ali (Urdu: اختر علی), born 5 July 1939 is an Indian former tennis player. He was a member of the Indian Davis Cup team continuously from 1958 to 1964. Former Captain of Indian Davis cup in 2008.Later he turned to coaching and coached the players like Ramesh Krishnan, Vijay Amritraj, Anand Amritraj and Leander Paes. He is father of Zeeshan Ali, a former Indian national tennis champion.
    • Age: 83
  • Amal Dutta

    Amal Dutta (4 May 1930 – 10 July 2016) was a former Indian footballer, coach and football manager. He was born in Bengal Presidency, British India.
    • Birthplace: India
  • Anshuman Gaekwad
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    Anshuman Dattajirao Gaekwad pronunciation (born 23 September 1952) is a former Indian cricketer and two-time Indian national cricket coach. He played in 40 Test matches and 15 One Day Internationals. Gaekwad was known for his defensive mindset against pace bowlers, which became a high priority when the West Indian pace bowlers dominated world cricket. He was nicknamed The Great Wall. He made his Test debut against the West Indies at Kolkata on 27 December 1974 and his last appearance in a Test match was against England at Kolkata itself on the last day of 1984. Being a right-handed batsman, Gaekwad scored 1985 runs from 40 Tests at an average of 30.07 with 2 centuries and 10 half centuries ...more
    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: Maharashtra, India
  • Anson Dorrance

    Albert Anson Dorrance IV (born April 9, 1951) is an American soccer coach. He is currently the head coach of the women's soccer program at the University of North Carolina. He has one of the most successful coaching records in the history of athletics. Under Dorrance's leadership, the Tar Heels have won 21 of the 31 NCAA Women's Soccer Championships. The Tar Heels' record under Dorrance stood at 809-67-36 (.907 winning percentage) over 33 seasons at the end of the 2017 season. He has led his team to a 101-game unbeaten streak and coached 13 different women to a total of 20 National Player of the Year awards. The NCAA has recognized Dorrance as the Women's Soccer Coach of the Year seven ...more
    • Age: 71
    • Birthplace: Mumbai, India
  • Bishan Singh Bedi
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    Bishan Singh Bedi pronunciation (born 25 September 1946) is a former Indian cricketer who was primarily a slow left-arm orthodox bowler. He played Test cricket for India from 1966 to 1979 and formed part of the famous Indian spin quartet. He played a total of 67 Tests and took 266 wickets. He also captained the national side in 22 Test matches. Bedi wore a colourful patka and has voiced outspoken and forthright views on cricketing matters.
    • Age: 76
    • Birthplace: Amritsar, India