Famous Female Coaches

List of famous female coachs, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female coachs list contains the most prominent and top females known for being coachs. There are thousand of females working as coachs in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic coachs have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a coach then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list below has a variety of people in it, from Marynell Meadors to Seun Adigun.

While this isn't a list of all female coachs, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female coachs?" and "Who are the best female coachs?"

  • Mary Joe Fernández Godsick (born María José Fernández; August 19, 1971) is an American former professional tennis player. She reached a career-high ranking of world No. 4 in both singles and doubles. In singles, Fernández was the runner-up in three Grand Slam tournaments and won a bronze medal at 1992 Summer Olympics. In doubles, she won two Grand Slam women's doubles titles and two Olympic gold medals.
    • Age: 52
    • Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Christie Rampone
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    Christie Patricia Pearce (formerly Rampone; born June 24, 1975) is an American professional soccer defender. She is the former captain of the United States women's national soccer team. Pearce is a 3-time Olympic gold medalist, and also a 2-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion. Pearce has played in five FIFA Women's World Cup finals and four Olympics women's football tournaments. She is a 1999 and 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup champion, and a three-time gold medalist having won championship titles at the 2004 Athens Olympics, 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics. She has finished no lower than third place in each of the World Cup or Olympic tournaments in which she has competed. Pearce played in the W-League from 1997 through 1998. She played in two American professional leagues the entire time they were in operation; from 2001 through 2003 in the WUSA and from 2009 through 2011 in the WPS. In 2009, while playing for Sky Blue FC, she simultaneously served as coach of the club while winning the 2009 Women's Professional Soccer Playoffs, and was named WPS Sportswoman of the Year. Pearce was the oldest player to appear in a FIFA Women's World Cup game (at age 40) until Formiga competed in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup at the age of 41. With 311 caps, Pearce is also the second-most capped player, male or female, in U.S. and world history, after Kristine Lilly.
    • Age: 48
    • Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
  • Holly Brooks (born April 17, 1982) is an American cross country skier from Seattle, Washington who competed for Whitman College in 2001–04 and has competed recreationally since 2009. She has four victories in lesser events up to 10 km, all earned in 2009. She was a late qualifier to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, her second ever international skiing competition following the 2010 World Cup in Canmore.
    • Age: 41
    • Birthplace: Seattle, Washington
  • Ingrid Klimke (born 1 April 1968 in Münster, Germany) is a German eventing rider. She appeared at five Olympics from 2000 to 2016. With her horse Abraxxas, she won two gold medals in team eventing at the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, she won a team silver with Hale-Bob. She is the daughter of equestrian Reiner Klimke. Like her father, she rides in both eventing and dressage at international events, for example, she was placed seventh at the 2002 Dressage World Cup Final with Nector van het Carelshof.In January 2012 she was appointed to the position of "Reitmeister" (Riding Master, a special title of the German Equestrian Federation). Klimke is the second woman ever to be appointed as "Reitmeister".
    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: Münster, Germany
  • Christine Girard (born January 3, 1985) is a Canadian weightlifter from White Rock, British Columbia. She competes in the 63 kg division. Girard was the first Canadian female to win a medal in weightlifting when she won gold at the 2012 London Olympics. She also won Commonwealth Games and Pan American Games titles in her weight class and has won multiple medals in each of those competitions. She holds the Commonwealth games record and the Pan-American Games record in the Clean and Jerk.
    • Age: 38
    • Birthplace: Elliot Lake, Canada
  • Lesley Allison Thompson-Willie (born September 20, 1959) is a Canadian rowing coxswain and Olympic champion. Between 1984 and 2016, she has competed at eight Olympic Games, a record for a rower, winning medals in five of them including gold in coxed eight at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.
    • Age: 64
    • Birthplace: Toronto, Canada