We've seen a lot of players go from the ice/court/field to being on the sidelines.
Avery Johnson played point guard for the San Antonio Spurs when they won their first NBA championship and he ended his career with the Dallas on October 28, 2004. But he ended his career as a player so he can coach full time.
In his first year, the Mavs went to the playoffs and beat the Houston Rockets in the first round. Unfortunately the Mavs got beat in the second round by Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns. But the next season Johnson was awarded the coach of the year award and led the Mavericks to their first ever NBA finals.
Mike Singletary is the current coach for the San Francisco 49ers. He is known as an excellent motivator and a coach who likes to pound the heck out of his opponents with a power running game and is a defensive genius.
Before his coaching career, he was one of the greatest linebackers ever. 10-time pro bowler, eight-time first-team, all-pro selection, two-time AP defensive player of the year, and a Super Bowl champion.
There are a bunch of players who have turned coaches, and that trend is destined to continue. Let's take a look at 10 current athletes who could become coaches.