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

List people range from Bruce Grobbelaar to Shaun Pollock.

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

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Adrian Birrell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Coaches from South Africa
age 58
Adrian Victor "Adi" Birrell in Grahamstown, Cape Province is a former South African first class cricketer and Irish cricket coach. A leg break bowler, Birrell took 75 wickets at 30.16 ...more

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Allan Donald is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Coaches from South Africa
age 52
Allan Anthony Donald is a former South African cricketer and one of their most successful pace bowlers. In his prime, he was one of the best fast bowlers ever seen in Test cricket, reaching the ...more

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Allister Coetzee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Coaches from South Africa
Allister Coetzee age 55
Allister Coetzee is the current head coach of South African rugby union team Stormers.

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Andy Flower is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Coaches from South Africa
age 50
Andrew "Andy" Flower OBE is a former international cricketer for Zimbabwe and a former England cricket coach.

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Basil D'Oliveira is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Coaches from South Africa
Dec. at 80 (1931-2011)
Basil Lewis D'Oliveira CBE, known affectionately around the world as "Dolly", was a South African cricketer who played for England. D'Oliveira was classified as 'coloured' under the ...more

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Boebie Solomons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Coaches from South Africa
age 63
Abubakaar "Boebie" Solomons is a South African football coach who last coached Premier Soccer League club Polokwane City. He is one of the few footballing coaches in the country to ...more

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Bruce Grobbelaar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Coaches from South Africa
age 61
Bruce David Grobbelaar is the current goalkeeper coach for Ottawa Fury FC of the North American Soccer League. As a player, Grobbelaar represented Zimbabwe at international level and a number of ...more

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Chester Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Coaches from South Africa
age 48
Chester Mornay Williams is a former South African rugby union rugby player. He played as a winger for the Springboks from 1993 to 2000. Williams also played rugby for the Western Province in the ...more

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Clinton Larsen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Coaches from South Africa
Clinton Larsen age 48
Clinton Larsen is a South African former football player and current head coach of Bloemfontein Celtic.

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Clive Barker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Coaches from South Africa
age 66
Clive Barker is an English writer, film director, and visual artist best known for his work in both fantasy and horror fiction. Barker came to prominence in the mid-1980s with a series of short ...more

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Corrie van Zyl is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Coaches from South Africa
age 57
Cornelius Johannes Petrus Gerthardus van Zyl is a former South African cricketer who played two One Day Internationals in 1992. He is currently employed by Cricket South Africa as a cricket ...more

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Craig Rosslee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Coaches from South Africa
Craig Rosslee age 49
Craig William Rosslee is a former South African football player who is currently manager of Premier Soccer League club AmaZulu. Rosslee enjoyed success as a player with Cape Town Spurs, Hellenic ...more

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Darian Townsend is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Coaches from South Africa
age 34
Darian Roy Townsend is a competition swimmer and Olympic gold medalist who competed for South Africa. He became a U.S. citizen during the summer of 2014, and has subsequently represented the ...more

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Dorian James is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Coaches from South Africa
Dorian James age 37
Dorian Lance James is a male badminton player from South Africa. James competed in badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in men's doubles with partner Stewart Carson. They were defeated in the ...more

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Eddie Barlow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Coaches from South Africa
Dec. at 65 (1940-2005)
Edgar "Eddie" John Barlow was a South African cricketer. Barlow was born in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa, and played first-class cricket for Transvaal and Eastern Province from ...more

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Eddie Firmani is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Coaches from South Africa
age 85
Edwin Ronald "Eddie" Firmani is a retired footballer and manager. He was born in South Africa, but represented Italy internationally.

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Eddo Brandes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Coaches from South Africa
age 55
Eddo André Brandes is a former Zimbabwean cricketer who played in 10 Tests and 59 ODIs from 1987 to 1999, spanning four World Cups. In the days when a number of Zimbabwe's players were ...more

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Eric Simons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Coaches from South Africa
age 56
Eric Owen Simons is a former South African cricketer. He was an all-rounder, and he played 23 One Day Internationals but no Tests for South Africa in the 1990s. He later became coach of the ...more

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Gary Kirsten is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Coaches from South Africa
age 51
Gary Kirsten is a former South African cricketer, and the World Cup winning coach of the Indian cricket team. He played 101 Test matches and 185 One Day Internationals for South Africa between ...more

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Gavin Hunt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Coaches from South Africa
Gavin Hunt age 54
Gavin Hunt is a South African former football player and coach currently managing Premier Soccer League club Bidvest Wits. A nuggety right-back, Hunt spent almost his entire playing career with ...more

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Gert Smal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Coaches from South Africa
Gert Smal age 57
Gert Petrus Smal is a former South African rugby union player and assistant coach of the South African and Irish national rugby union teams. He is currently the Director of Rugby at South ...more

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Giovanni Colussi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Coaches from South Africa
Giovanni Colussi is a cricket player and coach.

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Gordon Igesund is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Coaches from South Africa
Gordon Igesund age 62
Gordon Igesund is a former South African football player and coach who was until June 2014 the manager of the South African national football team.

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Graham Ford is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Coaches from South Africa
age 58
Graham Xavier Ford is a South African first class cricketer turned cricket coach. He is currently the head coach of the Surrey County Cricket Club. A right-handed batsman, he played 7 games for ...more

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Ian McIntosh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Coaches from South Africa
Ian McIntosh
Ian McIntosh is a Zimbabwean-South African rugby union coach. He served as head coach for the Springboks during the early 1990s. McIntosh grew up near Bulawayo. McIntosh never played for his ...more