27 Most Hated Coaches of All Time

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick looks on during a game

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick isn’t popular among football fans | Jim Rogash/Getty Images

It’s not hard to find professional athletes to like and dislike. They’re the ones who we see on the court, the field, or the ice, playing their hearts out and putting their emotions on their sleeve. But sometimes the coaches of the teams we like and dislike give us reasons to form opinions on them, too. Whether they speak their mind on a controversial topic, embody a terrible flaw, or are simply just bad at their jobs, fans love to hate these 27 coaches from all over professional and collegiate sports.

27. Tony Dungy

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The revered Tony Dungy had a long, successful run as a head coach in the NFL. He helped put together a team in Tampa Bay that won a Super Bowl immediately after he left in 2001. He won his only Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts in 2006. Dungy’s defining trait in the eye of the public is that he’s incredibly religious. At times, his views and willingness to share them got him in trouble. Specifically, the more homophobic views that he exposed when he proclaimed he wouldn’t want openly-gay player Michael Sam on his team.

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