Coaches can be mentors. They can be an athlete’s best friend, biggest inspiration and closest confidant in life.
They’re the men and women who make players sweat, bleed and work every day in the name of becoming a better athlete—and if they’re really good, a better person.
The title of “coach” is a responsibility to lead by example as much as it is an opportunity to develop athletes, and not everyone can walk the thin line between those two distinctions perfectly.
Like players, some coaches take things too far in the name of winning, however. The following are coaches (past and present) who let the pressure of winning weigh far too heavily on them, and have done deeds that fall below the expectations of one in their position.
These jerks are not all created equal, but they’re all guilty of being royal jack-wagons at times.