Rank 'Em: Greatest coaches

Created: June 7, 2010, 4:17 PM

John Wooden will be remembered as much for his life lessons as his basketball acumen.

How do you rank some of the best coaches in history, SportsNation?

The passing of John Wooden reminded us of the influence a coach can have not only on the field but in the hearts and minds of his or her players. Winning games is the ultimate goal but being a true leader is what's needed to get there.

It's hard to argue that Wooden did that best, having won 10 NCAA basketball championships while at UCLA, seven in a row. But perhaps Phil Jackson's run of titles in both Chicago and Los Angeles in the challenging modern day NBA with its superstar egos and multi-million dollar contracts is equally impressive?

Scroll through the list of legendary coaches below and click on the photos to begin to rankings. You must rank at least five for your vote to count.
 
 
  • College basketball
    Best known with: UCLA
  • NFL
    Best known with: Packers
  • College football
    Best known with: Alabama
  • NBA
    Best known with: Lakers, Bulls
  • NFL
    Best known with: Dolphins
  • NBA
    Best known with: Celtics
  • NHL
    Best known with: Red Wings
  • College basketball
    Best known with: UNC
  • MLB: Best known with: Yankees
  • College football
    Best known with: Notre Dame
  • College basketball
    Best known with: Tennessee
  • NFL
    Best known with: Browns
  • College football
    Best known with: Penn St.
  • NFL
    Best known with: Bears
  • NFL
    Best known with: Steelers
  • College basketball
    Best known with: Indiana
  • NFL
    Best known with: Redskins
  • NFL
    Best known with: Cowboys
  • College basketball
    Best known with: Duke
  • NFL
    Best known with: Patriots
  • College basketball
    Best known with: Kentucky
  • MLB
    Best known with: Yankees
  • College football
    Best known with: Grambling
  • College football
    Best known with: Florida State
  • MLB
    Best known with: Giants
  • NFL
    Best known with: 49ers
  • College football
    Best known with: Ohio State
  • MLB
    Best known with: Athletics
  • College football
    Best known with: Oklahoma
  • NBA
    Best known with: Lakers, Knicks