Famous football coach, Celebrity Birthdays

  • Bum Phillips

    Cowboy-hat-wearing NFL coach who turned around the struggling Houston Oilers in the mid-to-late 1970s. He also coached the New Orleans Saints from 1981 to 1985 and retired with 86 career wins.

    Bum Phillips

  • Bill Belichick

    Legendary NFL coach who won Super Bowls XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX, and LI with the New England Patriots. In 2003, 2007, and 2010, he was selected AP NFL Coach of the Year.

    Bill Belichick

  • Nick Saban

    One the highest paid and most successful coaches in collegiate football history, he led LSU to a National Championship in 2003 and Alabama to National Championships in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2017. He received the AP Coach of the Year Award in 2003 and 2008. 

    Nick Saban

  • Vince Lombardi

    Vincent Thomas ˜Vince' Lombardi was an American football player and a famous coach. He wasn't a head coach in the National Football League for a long time, but in his ten years as a head coach of Green bay Packers and Washington Redskins he set the standards for all other teams by building the Packers into an NFL dynasty. When he finally landed a job in NFL, it wasn't as a head coach, but as an assistant coach to the New York Giants. During Lombardi's reign in Green bay, he led the packers to six divisional titles, five national football league championships, and two super bowl wins. Lombardi's regular-season winning percentage is remarkable which ranks up with the all-time great NFL coaching records. With his success, he became the National celebrity but it wasn't just his ability as a coach that attracted people. It was his philosophy about football and life in general that struck a chord with American public. As the ultimate testament to his lasting influence on professional football, each year's Super Bowl winners hold the trophy that bears his name. He was also inducted in to the pro football hall of fame in 1971.

    Vince Lombardi

  • Urban Meyer

    College football coach who won two BCS National Titles while he coached the University of Florida before taking over at Ohio State University and leading the Buckeyes to a National Championship in 2015.

    Urban Meyer

  • Pete Carroll

    Head football coach on both the college and professional level who led the USC Trojans to the AP Championship in 2003 and BCS Championship in 2004 and coached the Seattle Seahawks to victory in Super Bowl XLVIII. He became just the third coach in football history to win both a college football national championship and a Super Bowl.

    Pete Carroll

  • Jim Harbaugh

    Football coach and former quarterback who took over the University of Michigan's football team prior to the 2015 season. He served as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers from 2011 to 2014, leading the team to three straight NFC Championship games as well as Super Bowl XLVII, where they were defeated by the Baltimore Ravens, coached by his older brother <a title='John Harbaugh' href='/famous/john-harbaugh.htm'>John Harbaugh</a>.

    Jim Harbaugh

  • Jimmy Johnson

    Jimmy Johnson is a legendary American football coach who is credited with several awards and championships. Starting as an Assistant coach, Johnson worked through several years before finally being offered the Head Coach position for the National Football League (NFL) Dallas Cowboys. After several years he had a fallout with Jerry Jones and went on to become the head coach for Miami Dolphins. During his coaching the Dallas Cowboys won several championships. Johnson is also the first and one of only two football coaches who have lead teams to both a major college football championship and a Super Bowl winning the latter for two consecutive years. During his career Johnson has coached several famous head coaches including Butch Davis, Norv Turner, Tommy Tuberville, Dave Campo and Dave Wannstedt. He has also won awards acknowledging his career and has been inducted in the Football Hall of Fame. After a successful career he finally retired and associated himself with Fox Sports hosting sports shows. ˜Turning The Thing Around: My Life in Football' is the book written by him which reflects his life as a football coach and inspires many players and future coaches. Scroll further for more interesting information on this personality

    Jimmy Johnson

  • Dabo Swinney

    William Christopher Swinney, popularly known as Dabo Swinney, is an American college football coach who is currently working as the head coach at Clemson University. The former ˜wide receiver' from Alabama has also worked as an assistant coach for the ˜Crimson Tide.' He later signed for the role of the head coach at the Clemson University in a multimillion-dollar contract. After Swinney signed with Clemson mid-way through the season, he worked hard to establish himself as one of the legendary coaches of Clemson Tigers. He guided the club to the 2016 national championship, the second in school history after 1981. In his tenure so far, he has already achieved the second most wins in the history of Clemson Tigers, just behind their iconic coach Frank Howard. Over the course of his career, Dabo Swinney has won several awards including the ˜Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year˜, the ˜ACC Coach of the Year', the ˜Home Depot Coach of the Year˜, and ˜Walter Camp Coach of the Year.'

    Dabo Swinney

  • Mike Smith

    Football coach who led the Atlanta Falcons from 2008 to 2014 after serving as defensive coordinator of the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2003 to 2007. He was named AP NFL Coach of the Year in 2008.

    Mike Smith

  • Mike Tomlin

    NFL head coach who led the Pittsburgh Steelers to a Super Bowl titles in 2009, becoming the youngest head coach to do so, at the age of 36 years and 11 months.

    Mike Tomlin

  • Mike Ditka

    Many truisms can be used to define Mike Ditka. He is known for being callous, strong and legendary. Although he grew up in a small working-class family, he would use these humbling everyday experiences as a motivator to become not only a Bears legend, but one of the most unforgettable sport icons of the United States of America. As a young boy, he played every sport he could, topping in every single one of them. However, he realized that his true passion was football - a sport that he not only loved but wished to build a career in. He soon went on to make a mark in football when he was selected in the first-round draft pick. Additionally, he gave a new life and meaning to the tight end position; one that was viewed primarily as a task for a tough, rugged blocker. Throughout his early career, he garnered respectable numbers for his position and became one of the most valuable players with the Bears. He soon became one of the two people who went on to win the NFL title as a player and also as a coach. He is currently the only player in NFL history to win a tournament with the same team as player and a head coach.

    Mike Ditka

  • Brian Kelly

    Took over as the head coach of Notre Dame's football team in 2010 and led the Fighting Irish to the BCS title game in 2012. Before his time at Notre Dame, he coached at Grand Valley State, Central Michigan, and Cincinnati.

    Brian Kelly

  • Sean McVay

    Offensive minded coach who became the youngest hired head coach in the history of the NFL when the Los Angeles Rams put him in charge in 2017. He had served as the offensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins from 2014-2016.

    Sean McVay

  • Jason Garrett

    NFL coach who became the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys in 2010. He was named AP Coach of the Year after leading the Cowboys to a 13-3 record in 2016-17.

    Jason Garrett

  • Chip Kelly

    Football coach known for his innovative offensive tactics who led the University of Oregon from 2009 to 2012. He served as head coach of the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles from 2013 to 2015, and, in 2016, he was named head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. He was fired by the 49ers after going 2-14 in his lone season with the team.

    Chip Kelly

  • Bruce Arians

    NFL coach who was named NFL Coach of the Year while serving as an interim coach for the Indianapolis Colts in 2012. He received his first full-time NFL head coaching position with the Arizona Cardinals in 2013.

    Bruce Arians

  • Paul Bear Bryant

    Paul William Bear Bryant was a college football coach who had an illustrious career as the head coach of the University of Alabama football team, a post he held for 25 long and productive years. Lauded for being the most successful coach in the history of collegiate football in the U.S., he led his team to a record 323 wins. He was as much respected for his moral strength and courage as he was for his discipline and direction that made him a strict albeit much loved coach. Bryant, dressed in his trademark black and white houndstooth hat and sports jacket, watching the teams intently from the sidelines was a frequent sight during the warm ups and the games. A passionate football player from childhood, he led his team to victory in the Arkansas state football championship during his senior year in high school. In spite of being a brilliant player, he never played professionally and chose to become a coach upon his graduation. He served as the head football coach at the University of Maryland, the University of Kentucky, and Texas A&M University before coming to the University of Alabama for his historic innings as the most successful coach American collegiate football has ever seen.

    Paul Bear Bryant

  • Andy Reid

    He was the long-time head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, leading the team to five NFC Championship games and Super Bowl XXXIX, before becoming the Kansas City Chiefs' head coach in 2013.

    Andy Reid

  • Jimbo Fisher

    Football coach who took over as the head coach of Florida State University in 2010 after serving as the team's offensive coordinator. He led the FSU Seminoles to a National Championship in January, 2014.

    Jimbo Fisher

  • Mike McCarthy

    NFL head coach who led the Green Bay Packers to a Super Bowl Championship in 2010.

    Mike McCarthy

  • Doug Pederson

    Football coach and former quarterback who was named head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2016. He helped lead the Eagles to the franchise's first ever Super Bowl title with a victory in Super Bowl LII in 2018. 

    Doug Pederson

  • Sean Payton

    NFL head coach known for his offensive mind. He led the New Orleans Saints to victory in Super Bowl XLIV.

    Sean Payton

  • Don Shula

    Coach of the Miami Dolphins' perfect 14-0 season and Super Bowl Championship in 1972.

    Don Shula