FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady poses with NFL Commissioner Rodger Goodell during a news conference after NFL football's Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix, Ariz. Brady's appeal hearing is Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in New York, and one of his main arguments in contesting the four-game ban for using underinflated footballs in the AFC title game is Goodell's role in the matter. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
Anna Cladakis, the girlfriend of John Daly of the US, background left, is seen during practice for the British Open Golf championship, at the Turnberry golf course, Scotland, Wednesday, July 15, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
15. Bill Belichick’s 211 wins put him on the sixth rung of the NFL coaching wins ladder, and he’s still climbing. Belichick is tied with Chuck Noll for championships in the Super Bowl era with four. Only Don Shula has won as many conference championships (6) in the modern era. To top it all off, Belichick has served 20 seasons as an NFL head coach compared to Noll’s 23 and Shula’s 33.
14. Gregg Popovich is tied with Pat Riley for the second-most NBA championships (5) since the merger, behind only Phil Jackson (11). “Pop” also sports the second-best winning percentage (.685) among coaches with 10 or more seasons in the league and is one of nine coaches to top 1000 wins in NBA history.
13. Pat Riley established himself as a winner in his first year as an NBA coach, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to an NBA title. Riley and the Lakers claimed the Western Conference crown five times in the next six years and added two more titles to the historic franchise’s collection. Riley won his fifth title as head coach of the 2005-06 Miami Heat. In his 24 seasons as an NBA head coach, Riley failed to lead his team to the playoffs just three times.
12. Scotty Bowman coached five different NHL teams during his 34-year head-coaching career and hoisted the Stanley Cup in three different cities. He led the Montreal Canadians to four consecutive Stanley Cup Championships between 1975 and 1979 and won the cup nine total times. His impressive trophy case and 2141 career wins, 462 more than second-place Al Arbour, make him the undisputed most successful coach in NHL history.
11. Don Shula’s 328 wins put him atop the list of the NFL’s winningest coaches. Prior to the AFL-NFL merger, Shula led the Baltimore Colts to an NFL Championship. He won two Super Bowls and three AFC championships as coach of the Miami Dolphins, and coached the 1972 Miami Dolphins to the only undefeated Super Bowl campaign in NFL history.
WINNING COACHES - 10. Tom Landry was named head coach of the Dallas Cowboys’ for their inaugural season in 1960 and held the position until 1989. In the process, he racked up 270 wins, which is good for third-most in NFL history, and led the Cowboys to 20 consecutive winning seasons from 1966-85.
9. Morgan Wootten compiled a staggering 1274-192 record over his 45-year career as head coach at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, MD. His success in the highly competitive Washington Catholic Athletic Conference earned him the honor of being one of just two high school basketball coaches in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
8. Bob Knight is known for two things—his winning ways and his legendary temper. The controversial coach spent the majority of his career, which started at Army and ended at Texas Tech, coaching basketball at the University of Indiana. Knight has 902 wins to his name along with 28 NCAA Tournament appearances, five trips to the Final Four and three championships.
7. In 38 years as a college football head coach, the legendary Bear Bryant won 323 games and led 29 different teams to bowl games. Bryant, who has become synonymous with the University of Alabama, brought five Associated Press national championships to Tuscaloosa.
6. Bobby Bowden coached his first six NCAA D-I football seasons at West Virginia University before spending the last 34 years of his career at Florida State. In the process, Bowden notched 357 wins, second only to Joe Paterno.
5. While his coaching career came to a controversial end, Joe Paterno led Penn State’s football program to an NCAA record 409 wins between 1968 and 2011. The Nittany Lions played in 37 bowl games under Paterno, who is one of the few coaches on this list to spend his entire career at one institution.
4. Geno Auriemma’s nine championships at the University of Connecticut make him the most successful postseason coach in the history of NCAA D-I women’s basketball. He’s no scrub in the regular season, either. Auriemma led the Huskies to back-to-back perfect seasons in 2008-09 and 2009-10, shattering the NCAA’s record for longest winning streak in the process with 90 consecutive victories.
3. As the head coach of Tennessee’s women’s basketball program from 1974 to 2012, Pat Summitt’s 1098 wins are the most among Division-I basketball coaches. Sumitt coached the Lady Vols to NCAA Tournament berths in all 38 years she served as head coach. Summitt also boasts the most Final Four Appearances (18) and second-most championships (8) of all D-I women’s coaches.
2. In his 35 years as the head coach of Duke University’s men’s basketball program, Mike Krzyzewski has led the Blue Devils to 31 NCAA Tournament appearances, 12 Final Fours and five NCAA Championships. Coach K has 1018 wins and counting at the D-I level, making him the winningest men’s basketball coach in NCAA history. As if those accolades aren’t enough, Krzyzewski has won five gold medals as coach of the USA Men’s National Team since 2007.
1. With a career record of 1155-485, Phil Jackson boasts the highest winning percentage (.704) among NBA coaches with at least 300 games. Jackson’s detractors argue that Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant are responsible for his success, but his NBA-record 11 championship rings are loud enough to silence most of the doubters.
FILE - In this March 28, 2015, file photo, Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns (12) shoots over Notre Dame's Bonzie Colson (35) in the first half of a college basketball game in the NCAA men's tournament regional finals in Cleveland. Towns seems the likely pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves at No. 1 in the NBA draft on Thursday, June 25, 2015. (AP Photo/David Richard. File)