Over the years, we’ve been spoiled with tons of iconic sports movies. Bull Durham. Hoosiers. Rocky. The 2000s have been no different. Remember the Titans. Miracle. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. With these timeless films, we’ve also been given some of the best sports movie coaches the silver screen has ever seen. From Rocky Balboa and Jackie Moon to Herman Boone and Patches O’Houlihan, which coaches crack our best-of list? Let’s dive into our definitive ranking of the 5 best sports movie coaches of the 2000s.

Honorable Mentions

Jack Lengyel

Actor: Matthew McConaughey

Movie: We Are Marshall

Year: 2006

Sport: Football

Team: Marshall University Thundering Herd

Memorable Line: “This is your opportunity to rise from these ashes and grab glory.”

Jimmy McGinty

Actor: Gene Hackman

Movie: The Replacements

Year: 2000

Sport: Football

Team: Washington Sentinels

Memorable Line: “You know what separates the winners from the losers? Getting back on the horse after getting kicked in the teeth.”

Rocky Balboa

Actor: Sylvester Stallone

Movie: Creed

Year: 2015

Sport: Boxing

Athlete: Adonis Johnson

Memorable Line: “You see this guy here staring back at you? That’s your toughest opponent… I believe that in boxing and I do believe that in life.”


Click ahead to Page 2 for the #5 sports movie coach of the 2000s: Will Ferrell’s Jackie Moon!

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