12 Hilarious Times Coaches Danced

Nick Dimengo@@itsnickdimengoFeatured ColumnistNovember 20, 2015

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney celebrates after their 23-17 win over Florida State in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015,  in Clemson,  S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
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Sure, head coaches are supposed to be big, bad and disciplined, but every once in a while, they just can't help themselves from shaking it a little bit and busting a move—and sometimes, it all gets caught on camera.

Whether it was celebrating a win or some weird method to inspire their team, here are the top 12 instances of coaches getting down with their old selves.

12. Jerry Brown (Northwestern Wildcats)

There probably aren't too many of you out there who have heard of Jerry Brown—well, at least this Jerry Brown, who happens to coach the secondary for the Northwestern Wildcats football team.

Brown, who is in his 23rd season in Evanston, has seen a lot of big games and shocking upsets in his time with the school, but, based on his dance moves in front of the entire team following the win over the Stanford Cardinal earlier this season, it might have been his most fun win.

Just look at those moves, man, straight out of the "How to Embarrass Your Kids At Their Wedding" handbook.

11. Jim Larranaga (Miami Hurricanes)

The NCAA Tournament is a time where magic happens—and there wasn't any bigger magic than seeing Miami Hurricanes head basketball coach Jim Larranaga bust out a ridiculous Muhammad Ali-like dance following his team's win over the Illinois Fighting Illini a couple years ago.

Rather than just motivate his team by giving an inspirational quote from the boxing legend, Larranaga decided to have his team see what he could do with the ol' wobbly legs of his—which seemed like it got the players amped more than some lousy speech would have.

10. Hugh Freeze (Ole Miss Rebels)

Want to know what it feels like to beat the mighty Alabama Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa? Allow Ole Miss Rebels head football coach Hugh Freeze to show you, as he got down and dirty with his team in the locker room after the 43-37 upset earlier this season.

Freeze may have flailed around with his arms in the air like he just didn't care, but c'mon, it was the biggest win in school history, so of course he should treat it as a once-in-a-lifetime experience with his crew.

9. Roy Williams (North Carolina Tar Heels)

Forget all of that "Oh shucks" southern charm that North Carolina Tar Heels hoops coach Roy Williams is so keen on being associated with, because Ol' Roy has some serious moves, guys!

Following his Heels' victory in the ACC Tournament title game last season, Williams wasn't about to just let his players bounce around and get crazy without him, so he did what any great coach would—joined them!

You've got to admire the guy for being the center of attention among kids who could wipe the dance floor with him.

8. Les Miles (LSU Tigers)

If you know anything about Les Miles, it's that he is one weird dude, with traditions and superstitions that are both unique and a little crazy.

As interesting as Miles is, he also showed that he has got quite the rhythm too, breaking into some baby-making-like dance moves in front of his team a few seasons ago, which had to make Mrs. Miles smile a little bit.

Oh, Les, never change.

7. Bob Stoops (Oklahoma Sooners)

Oklahoma Sooners head football coach Bob Stoops is one of the most successful coaches in college football today, but the guy has shown that he knows how to have a good time—well, at least in this video.

Showing that he was in the Halloween spirit, Stoops didn't just hand out some candy and try to scare his players. He went in full garb, putting on a Yoda mask and dancing like a weirdo in the team's locker room after they beat the Kansas Jayhawks.

After blowing out KU, one thing was certain—Stoops and the Sooners had the force with them.

6. Bo Ryan (Wisconsin Badgers)

I have absolutely no idea what inspired Wisconsin Badgers head hoops coach Bo Ryan to perform Soulja Boy back in 2007, but whatever it was, thank you.

Ryan, who is one of the top coaches in the country and has helped elevate the Badgers program into a national power, shows some moves that a guy his age should not be able to do. Funny, that's kind of how his coaching career has gone, too, with his teams consistently overachieving.

5. Mark Dantonio (Michigan State Spartans)

If you've ever seen Michigan State Spartans head football coach Mark Dantonio on the sidelines or in press conferences, chances are you've noticed he's pretty stoic, serious and reserved.

Dantonio threw all that out the window after Sparty's unbelievable victory over rival Michigan earlier this season, getting with his clique and doing "The Quan" in the middle of a huddle of his players.

Looks like Dantonio has a wild side none of us really knew about.

4. Mike Gundy (Oklahoma State Cowboys)

Following his team's win against the Texas Longhorns earlier this season—which only happened because the UT punter botched a snap deep in his own territory—Oklahoma State Cowboys head football coach Mike Gundy wasn't about to show much sympathy for the poor kid.

Well, at least not in the locker room with his team, where Gundy was doing some sort of slinky-like dance that's both entertaining and highly advised against ever doing again.

3. Becky Hammon (San Antonio Spurs)

How about a little love for the first woman coach in the NBA, huh?

After the San Antonio Spurs gave Becky Hammon that honor prior to the 2014-15 season, the team decided to let the talented lady be the head coach of their summer-league squad, where she went out and won the freakin' league.

As awesome as that is, though, I can't help but think that Hammon performing this MC Hammer dance to absolute perfection was the highlight of her past year with the team. OK, maybe not, but this is pretty dope.

2. Jay Civetti (Tufts University Jumbos)

You know, it's not often that I'm showing a D-III college football team much love, but after what Tufts University Jumbos head football coach Jay Civetti did after a win this season, he deserves a big-time shout.

Following his team's victory over Williams College, Civetti didn't just give a solid postgame talk to his team, he went H.A.M. in front of them, jumping around and...wait for it, doing the freakin' splits!

Shockingly, the guy wasn't found on the injury report the following week with a pulled hammy.

1. Dabo Swinney (Clemson Tigers)

Not only are Dabo Swinney's Clemson Tigers the talk of the college football town right now—sitting No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings—but the coach has shown to be the leader in the dance club among college coaches.

Dabo doesn't hold back his excitement during an interview or when the music busts out in the locker room, so it's easy to see why this guy's team loves him.


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