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When the Oakland A’s named BOB MELVIN as their interim manager in June of the 2011-2012 season, many in the baseball community saw it as a solid work-in-progress relationship being formed for the long term. After all, the previous season saw the A’s finish with a lackluster 74-88 record utilizing a team known to have the sport’s lowest payroll, ie less marquee players. But not letting...
BRADY HOKE is a multiple-award winning football coach currently serving as the Head Coach for the University of Michigan Wolverines since 2011. In his inaugural season as Michigan’s head coach, Hoke amassed an impressive 11-2 record earning him the Maxwell Football Club Collegiate Coach of the Year award, as well as the David McClain Coach of the Year award, and becoming the first recipient of...
Brian Kelly built a fabled career of taking struggling teams and rebuilding them from the ground up into championship caliber powerhouses in a short time. Currently serving as the Head Football Coach at the University of Notre Dame, Kelly led the once struggling Fighting Irish to an undefeated 2012 season heading into the National BCS Championship game in only his third year. An avid student of...
If you were to ask CHUCK PAGANO what makes for a winning team in football, as in life, his answer would often be loyalty and relationships. Currently serving as the Head Coach for the Indianapolis Colts where he has faced both adversity and opportunity replacing Peyton Manning with the 2012 #1 pick Andrew Luck, Pagano built a strong resume having been the defensive coordinator for the Baltimore...
NBA Champion Head Coach Erik Spoelstra began his career with the Miami Heat in 1995 as the Video Coordinator for then Head Coach, Pat Riley. After being mentored by the Hall of Famer and growing within the organization, he was elevated to his current position on April 28, 2008 when Pat Riley stepped down as Head Coach to become team President. Prior to taking over the reigns as the sixth...
Frank Martin was named the head coach for the University of South Carolina men's basketball team on March 27, 2012. His previous five seasons as the head coach for the Kansas State University Wildcats was a highly successful run that brought back prominence to the once struggling collegiate basketball program. From his first season as head coach, Martin made an immediate positive impact...
A native of Dedham, Mass., Freddie Roach has an extensive amateur boxing background. He fought as a professional under the tutelage of legendary Hall of Fame trainer Eddie Futch, ending his professional boxing career in 1987 with a record of 41 wins and 13 losses. Upon retiring, Roach became Futch's apprentice. In 1992, Mickey Rourke financed his first gym, the Outlaw Boxing Club. Freddie...
Gary Williams is the former head basketball coach (and player/alumnus) at the University of Maryland. Gary spent 22 of his illustrious 33 year coaching career guiding his alma mater. A Washington Metro area icon, Gary brought Maryland Basketball back from sanctions following the Len Bias fallout to two decades of national prominence and a coveted National Championship in 2002...
In 2011, JOE TORRE was named Major League Baseball's Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations. In this capacity, he oversees areas that include Major League Operations, On-Field Operations, On-Field Discipline and Umpiring. He serves as the Office of the Commissioner's primary liaison to the general managers and field managers of the 30 Major League clubs regarding all baseball...
Head Coach of the University of Kentucky Wildcats and 2012 NCAA National Champion, John Calipari has added an 8th Championship banner to the rafters by leading his team to a victory over the University of Kansas Jayhawks. Following a Final Four appearance in 2011, he has become only the second coach in NCAA history to bring three different teams to the Final Four and is the winningest coach of...
José Mourinho is the current football manager of Real Madrid. The son of Portuguese goalkeeper Félix, Mourinho started out as a player but he was unsatisfied with his career and switched to management. After spells working as an assistant manager and a youth team coach in the early 1990s, he became an interpreter for Bobby Robson. Mourinho learned much from the veteran...
When famed high school basketball coach Ken Carter literally locked his undefeated, state play-off bound team out of the gym and forced them to hit the books and stop counting on athletic potential as the only ticket out of a tough, inner city life, he sent a powerful message. The film, Coach Carter, based on the lock-out and starring Samuel L. Jackson...
Former NFL All-Star Linebacker played 7 Seasons for the Buffalo Bills, and Baltimore Colts. After his playing career, Marty quickly transitioned to coaching and has won over 200 games in his 21 years as a head coach. Pro Football coaching career •21 Seasons as NFL Head Coach •.613 Lifetime Win-Loss Percentage ranks as one of the best...
In 2011 the Green Bay Packers won their 4th Super Bowl and 13th NFL title overall led by Head Coach Mike McCarthy, who in only in his 5th season is already viewed by many as the leading football mind of his generation...
Pat Riley is the Team President for the 2012 NBA Champions: The Miami Heat. Prior to this executive position Riley's already storied career includes seven NBA Championships, including five as a head coach. Additionally, Riley was awarded the NBA Coach of the Year honor three times, Head Coach for nine NBA All-Star Teams, 2011 NBA Executive of the Year and most recently adorned with the 2012...
TOM THIBODEAU is the head coach for the NBA's Chicago Bulls -- the 18th in franchise history. Upon completing his highly successful inaugural 2010-2011 season (62 wins), Thibodeau earned the 2011 NBA Coach of the Year honor, his first. In 2012 Thibodeau became the fastest head coach in NBA history to earn 100 victories and came in as the runner-up for the 2012 Coach of the Year award. Prior to...
Sometime during the morning of November 28, 2011, Ohio native Urban Meyer returned home. It was at that time when the 47-year-old Meyer, born in Toledo, raised in Ashtabula and with degrees from the University of Cincinnati and The Ohio State University, signed a six-year agreement to become the 24th head coach in the storied history of Ohio State football...
Recently named Head Basketball Coach for the USC Trojans, ANDY ENFIELD and his former team captivated the nation in the 2013 NCAA Tournament when the Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles accomplished an unprecedented feat by becoming the first No. 15 seed ever to reach the Sweet 16. In only his second year as Head Coach and FGCU’s second year of post-season eligibility, the Eagles also...
One of the most brilliant coaching minds, RICK PITINO began a new era in University of Louisville men's basketball when he was named head coach of the Cardinals in 2001. Already reaching the pinnacle of accomplishments in college basketball with a 1996 NCAA National Championship with the Kentucky Wildcats, Pitino’s greatest year would still be ahead of him. In 2013, Pitino not only...
When he was named Head Coach of the New York Knicks, MIKE WOODSON’s career brought him full circle, back to the city and team where he began his professional basketball career, first as a player, over three decades ago. After being named Head Coach, Woodson revitalized the once struggling Knicks into playoff contenders, injecting them with a fresh perspective and restoring a winning...
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