5 Best Coaches From Sports Movies

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We’re all sports movie buffs. What makes a good sports movie is the story and the cast, especially the coach. There have been tons of movies and shows with a sports theme, but there haven’t been a ton of great coaches.

We put together a list of the best coaches in sports movies. Take a look….

5.) Mickey from Rocky
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I realize this one has an asterisk, but Mickey is a great character. Technically, he’s not a coach he’s a boxing trainer, but man was he awesome.

4.) Morris Buttermaker from Bad News Bears
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Bad News Bears is just hilarious, and I personally love this character. I realize there may be some argument here, but Walter Matthau as Buttermaker is classic.

3.) Tom Hanks from League of Their Own
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Might not be a classic sports movie, but Hanks killed it in this performance. He was great as Jimmy Duggan the manager of the Rockford Peaches. “No crying in baseball” became a classic quote.

2.) Denzel Washington in Remember The Titans
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Great movie. Could, in fact, be the best performance in the group. Denzel as Coach Boone was the perfect call by the casting director.

1.) Gene Hackman from Hoosiers

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I get to be biased here, but Hoosiers is the all-time greatest sports movie. It is that, in my opinion, because of the performance Gene Hackman gives as Coach Norman Dale. Just amazing.

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