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by: DanD On  Sunday, November 9, 2008

Steve Spurrier

Total Pro Sports – Head football coaches have one of the most difficult jobs in all of sports. The amount of time and effort that goes into game planning and practice means most coaches are work-a-holics. Not to mention that in order to be an effective coach your players have to believe in you and respect you.

Every now and again a coach comes along that is good at his job and also really funny. Sometimes coaches are intentionally funny and sometimes they are unintentionally funny. The ones who are unintentionally funny are easily the most entertaining to sports fans.

Here is a list of my personal favorite of Funny Football Coaches:

1. Steve Spurrier, South Carolina Game Cocks

My favorite of all time, the Old Ball Coach himself. I’ve never seen a coach with better facial expressions than Spurrier. From his days at Florida, to his brief time in the NFL, he will always have a special place in my heart when I think about coaches that make me laugh. Also, the under armour commercial from a few years ago where he uses the phrase “click clack” is an absolute classic. Check out the video of Steve Spurrier at the bottom of the post.

Wade Phillips

2. Wade Philips, Dallas Cowboys

Son of Bum was close to being number 1 on this list. Wade Philips also has some great facial expressions as he patrols the sidelines for the Cowboys. My favourite Philips moment was his reaction after the “Music City Miracle”, when he was coaching the Buffalo Bills. Ever since that moment I have always thought that he was the long lost brother to the Stay Puft Marshamellowman from Ghostbusters

Mark Mangino

3. Mark Mangino, Kansas Jayhawks

I don’t think there is a coach in all of football college or professional that invokes more fear in the hearts of his players than Mangino. This is because if you get this guy mad he might just take a bit out of you. You have to like a guy that looks like he is wearing football equipment on the sidelines.


Jon Gruden

4. Jon Gruden, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jon Gruden is one of the funniest coaches due to his fantastic facial expressions and his love of profanity laced tirades. Also, the fact that he resembles Chucky from the Childsplay movies adds even more to his overall hilarity score.


Mike Singletary

5. Mike Singletary, San Franciscon 49ers

The NFL’s newest head coach Mike Singletary is making a name for himself as one of the funniest coaches in the league. During his first game as the boss he sent Vernon Davis to showers early and proceeded to rip him after the game at his press conference. That wasn’t even his funniest moment, as it was reported that during his half time speech he pulled down his pant in an attempt to pump up his team.

Steve Spurrier “Clik Clak” Under Armour Commercial




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