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, as well. Whether it be speaking their mind on a controversial topic, a personal flaw, or simply just being bad at their jobs, fans have just loved to hate these 27 coaches from all over professional and collegiate sports.
27. Tony Dungy
Tony Dungy had a long, successful run as a head coach in the NFL. He helped put together a team in Tampa Bay that would win a Super Bowl immediately after he left in 2001 and then 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, and, at times, his views and willingness to share them have gotten him in trouble. Specifically, his more homophobic views that were exposed when he proclaimed he wouldn’t want openly-gay player Michael Sam on his team.