In most cases, the truth is always better than fiction, but for today we are celebrating the fictional world of football and the coaches who have led their teams to glory within it.
Now for those hoping to see Herman Boone, Knute Rockne or Gary Gaines in this list, you will need to look elsewhere because those men are real, and by making movies about them we have already celebrated them.
In this list, it is the fake coaches who get the credit. Still, it should be no surprise that some of the coaches who are tops on this list have a strong inclination towards reality that makes their characters so believable and enjoyable.
Some of these names are meant to create laughter, and some are meant to be thought provoking, but all of them make up the best fictional football coaches in television and film history.
Feel free to join in on the conversation and post the names who you think should have made the list.