Rank 'Em: Pressure coaching jobs

Created: January 5, 2011, 10:30 AM

Did Rich Rodriguez know what he signed up for?

What is the hottest coaching seat in all of sports?

With great power, not to mention great salaries, comes great pressure. That seems to be the case in the world of coaching, where an opportunity to take charge of a flagship team or program means meeting expectations of sustained excellence. Just ask Rich Rodriguez, who found himself on the hot seat early in his tenure at Michigan.

The jobs listed below have traditionally been among the most prized coaching positions in all of sports, but they're also some of the highest pressure assignments. Which are the toughest? That's up to you.


 
 
  • Current coach: Nick Saban
  • Current coach: Terry Francona
  • Current coach: Vacant
  • Current coach: Lou Piniella
  • Current coach: Wade Phillips
  • Current coach: Mike Krzyzewski
  • Current coach: Urban Meyer
  • Current coach: John Calipari
  • Current coach: Phil Jackson
  • Current coach: Rich Rodriguez
  • Current coach: Joe Girardi
  • Current coach: Roy Williams
  • Current coach: Brian Kelly
  • Current coach: Jim Tressel
  • Current coach: Mack Brown