Put Me In, Coach Hooterlips

The Funny Names Foundation has often faced accusations of excessive focus on each year’s new crop of professional athletes, while ignoring the rich historical vein of people in sports-related support positions who, while not necessarily athletes themselves, still have names that sound like they should instead have been a porn star, a hobo, or the sheriff of a small Wyoming town in the 1870s in a cartoon written by a Martian. That discrepancy ends today, as we will look at some of the great names in coaching team sports.  The FNF is proud to present the Managerial Hall of Fame, beginning with baseball.

Major League Baseball

  • Ollie Beard
  • Harry Craft
  • Gavvy Cravath
  • Harry Diddlebock
  • Red Dooin
  • Kid Elberfeld
  • Jewel Ens
  • Silver Flint
  • Pud Galvin
  • Jack Glasscock
  • Burleigh Grimes
  • Heinie Groh
  • Pinky Higgins
  • Vedie Himsl
  • Holly Hollingshead
  • Cookie Lavagetto
  • Mel McGaha
  • Charlie Metro
  • Les Moss
  • Salty Parker
  • Lip Pike
  • Pants Rowland
  • Muddy Ruel
  • Bill Shettsline
  • Dick Sisler
  • Moose Stubing
  • El Tappe
  • Birdie Tebbetts
  • Dick Tracewski
  • Pie Traynor
  • Bobby Valentine
  • Kaiser Wilhelm
  • Ivy Wingo
  • Bobby Winkles

Major League Soccer

  • Bruce Arena
  • Brian Bliss
  • Ruud Gullit
  • John Hackworth
  • Jay Heaps
  • Schellas Hyndman
  • Paul Mariner
  • Lothar Osiander
  • Preki
  • Sigi Schmid
  • Teitur Thordarson
  • Perry Van Der Beck
  • Frank Yallop

National Basketball Association

  • Butch Beard
  • Bernie Bickerstaff
  • Bucky Buckwalter
  • Kaleb Canales
  • Maurice Cheeks
  • Cotton Fitzsimmons
  • Dick Harter
  • Magic Johnson
  • Doggie Julian
  • Doxie Moore
  • Bill Musselman
  • Red Rocha
  • Bumper Tormohlen
  • Butch Van Breda Kolff
  • Kiki Vandeweghe
  • Dick Versace

National Football League

  • Hunk Anderson
  • Dim Batterson
  • Punk Berryman
  • Joe Brandy
  • Untz Brewer
  • Coonie Checkaye
  • Red Conkright
  • Al Cornsweet
  • Dudley DeGroot
  • Lone Star Dietz
  • Jap Douds
  • Tony Dungy
  • Weeb Ewbank
  • Frank Filchock
  • Hinkey Haines
  • Norb Hecker
  • Red Hickey
  • Arnie Horween
  • Tut Imlay
  • Pop Ivy
  • Dick LeBeau
  • Blood McNally
  • Mike Mularkey
  • Greasy Neale
  • Bum Phillips
  • Hampton Pool
  • Rod Rust
  • Lovie Smith
  • Mac Speedie
  • Hoge Workman
  • Swede Youngstrom

National Hockey League

  • Wren Blair
  • Toe Blake
  • Guy Carbonneau
  • Gerry Cheevers
  • King Clancy
  • Dit Clapper
  • Odie Cleghorn
  • Randy Cunneyworth
  • Leo Dandurand
  • Hap Day
  • Dick Duff
  • Gerald Gallant
  • Ebbie Goodfellow
  • Punch Imlach
  • Newsy Lalonde
  • Pit Lepine
  • Jim Playfair
  • Cooper Smeaton
  • Cooney Weiland

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