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.
Actor: Matthew McConaughey
Movie: We Are Marshall
Team: Marshall University Thundering Herd
Memorable Line: “This is your opportunity to rise from these ashes and grab glory.”
Actor: Gene Hackman
Movie: The Replacements
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.”
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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