10 Favorite Fictional Coaches Keeping Us Inspired

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Remember those fond memories that you have of tough-but-lovable coaches? Yeah. They’re probably memories of fictional coaches. That’s okay. There’s a reason that the world of entertainment is full of those kinds of characters. Coaches like that aren’t found much in real life. (Take a look at our roundup of infamous coach meltdowns.) The good news is that frees up lots of roles for aging character actors–like James Caan premiering tonight in the new sitcom Back in the Game. He plays a broken-down old baseball player who ends up coaching a youth baseball team. Which is the plot for The Bad News Bears, which is why we’re leaving Morris Buttermaker off this list of our 10 Favorite Fictional Coaches from the big and small screens…

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