10 of the Craziest Coaches in Sports History
For every levelheaded Zen master, like Phil Jackson, there is a maniac head coach waiting in the wings.
Through out the course of sports history, fans and players alike have gotten to witness these crazy coaches rant, rave and cross the line, all in the name of their jobs.
So without further delay, check out the 10 craziest coaches in sports history.
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Add in the mouth of a sailor and one explosive temper, and gentleman you have yourselves the first coach to earn a place on this list.
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Former Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable just looks like a bruiser, doesn't he?
The type of guy you wouldn't want to see in a bar talking to your girlfriend, Cable earns a spot on this list for breaking one of his assistant coaches jaws during practice.
With lunch boxes for hands, and a temper to go with it, Tom Cable has earned his rightful place amongst the rest of the craziest coaches in sports history.
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The iconic Woody Hayes was one of the most brilliant, yet volatile coaches to ever patrol a football sideline.
Outside of the masterful job he did turning Ohio State into a football powerhouse, Woody's track record as coach of the Buckeyes included roughing up his players during practices, constantly thrashing cameramen and clotheslining Clemson's Charlie Bauman following a game-winning interception in the Gator Bowl.
If Hayes had coached during this leaked information, social media era, his tenure would probably have been a lot shorter.
But no matter how you feel about him, the legendary Buckeyes coach was one crazy son of a gun.
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Mike Ditka has always been an angry fellow. In fact, his bouts with anger are actually part of his legend.
Just watch as Coach Ditka assaults the media during his time with the Bears in this clip, then tell me I'm wrong.
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While his nickname might have been "Sweet", Lou Piniella will go down as one of the craziest managers in baseball history.
The king of the ejection, Sweet Lou showed the world that he was a ferocious competitor, on and off the field.
From brawls involving his own players, to giving the umpires a piece of his mind, Lou Piniella will always be remembered as a loose cannon who always gave it his all.
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Former New York Mets player and current Las Vegas 51s manager Wally Backman is an Internet sensation.
After melting down and producing one of the most ridiculous rants in baseball history (warning: viewer discretion is advised when watching this clip), Backman's name has become synonymous with the word crazy.
With aspirations to one day manage in the big leagues, let's hope this Wally Backman story is far from over.
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If you look up crazy in the dictionary, Bob Knight's picture is located right next to it.
Okay, not really, but still, the legendary Knight was historically crazy over the course of his illustrious coaching career.
While Knight in recent years has calmed down a bit and taken on a gig at ESPN, just know, we will never forget the old days.
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Billy Martin is a New York Yankees legend. But being a winner doesn't give him a pass on this list.
The former Yankee skipper will go down as one of the craziest dudes to ever coach in professional sports.
From his dynamite temper to his battles with heavy drinking, it was common knowledge that Billy Martin could be set off at any given moment.
Over the course of his career, Martin's legacy of being crazy derailed every coaching gig he ever had.
From punching opposing teams coaches, to going after his own players, Billy Martin was truly one of a kind.
When video was leaked showing Rice straight up abusing his players, everyone agreed that something had to be done.
Whether he was shoving his players across the court or throwing balls at their heads during practice, Mike Rice has now cemented his legacy as a crazy man who just happened to have coached college basketball at one point during his life.
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"Kill the head, the body will die."
That brutal, savage quote delivered by former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams perfectly sums his mental state.
A constant aggressor who implemented the now legendary Saints bounty program, he is, for all intensive purposes, an absolute maniac.
While walking the fine line between being an aggressive coach and a full-blown James Bond villain might be easy for most guys, Gregg Williams couldn't quite hack it.