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Great Coaches of World Sports

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  1. Jihong Zhou is the head coach of China's national team that, on last count, amassed more than 20 Olympic golds in this sport. She also won a gold herself in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.


  2. Bob Bowman is the coach best known for his association with this superstar.

    Michael Phelps

  3. Ellen Burka, Betty Callaway, Frank Caroll, and Tamara Moskvina are some of the coaches who achieved renown in this sport.

    Figure skating

  4. Legendary wrestling coach from the University of Iowa who was also a gold medalist at the 1972 Olympics.

    Dan Gable

  5. No quiz on this subject can be complete without this man, who, among other things managed Manchester United from 1986 to 2013.

    Alex Ferguson

  6. Romanian gymnastics coach of Hungarian ethnicity who later became a United States citizen. One of his first students was six year old Nadia Comaneci. He coached both the United States and Romanian Olympic teams to medal success.

    Béla Károlyi

  7. German rowing coach Jürgen Gröbler coached crews to Olympic gold medals at 11 consecutive Olympic Games from 1972 to 2012. Among his wards is this legendary rower who won gold at 5 consecutive games.

    Steve Redgrave

  8. Glen Mills achieved a lot of success coaching athletics teams between 1987 and 2009 in this country.


  9. Butch Harmon and Sean Foley are known for being among the best instructors in this sport.


  10. Legendary boxing trainer and cornerman who was with Muhammad Ali from 1960-81.

    Angelo Dundee

  11. One of the most notable managers in British football history. He is best known for his time as manager of Celtic and for managing the Scotland national football team.

    Jock Stein

  12. Bill Bowerman, the American track and field coach who had a distinctive stint at the University of Oregon is also known for being the co-founder of this.

    Nike, Inc.

  13. American tennis coach who is credited with developing many world-class champions, including Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Monica Seles, and Mary Pierce. He also worked with Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Martina Hingis, and Marcelo Rios. He also acted briefly as Boris Becker's coach.

    Nick Bollettieri

  14. James 'Doc' Counsilman, the coach from Indiana University is known for coaching this man who lapped up a lot of golds at the 1972 Olympics.

    Swimmer Mark Spitz

  15. Chinese track coach who trained several world-class middle and long distance female runners including Wang Junxia and Qu Yunxia, in the 90's. He and his pupils are also called X family army for their stunning performance in domestic and international events.

    Ma Junren

  16. Dave Brailsford is responsible for the rich haul of Britain in this sport in the last three Olympics.


  17. This boxing trainer is best known for training four out of five men to ever beat Muhammad Ali.

    Eddie Futch

  18. US coach forever associated with the 'miracle' hockey game at the 1980 Winter Olympics.

    Herb Brooks

  19. Adolf Kacovsky (1991), Peter Carter (1991–2000), Peter Lundgren (2000–03), Tony Roche (2006–07), Severin Lüthi (2007–present), José Higueras (2008), Paul Annacone (2010–13), followed by?

    Stefan Edberg (2014–present) - coaches of Roger Federer

  20. Bill Shankly who died in 1981 is the legendary manager who built this organization into the formidable soccer club that we know today.