- John Wooden - The Standard.
- Dan Gable - Unbelievable success as an athlete and coach.
- Dean Smith
- Roy Williams
- Bill Walsh
- Mike Krzyzewski
- Bobby Stoops
- Tony Dungy
- Lute Olson - Hard to forgive Lute for going to Arizona, but still a good guy.
- Bill Belichick - Doesn't win any nice-guy awards, but amazingly successful in this era of parity, with an impressive legacy.
- Hayden Fry - I was always disappointed that Hayden didn't take the Hawkeyes farther - winning a Rose Bowl and contending for a national championship. But his legacy is amazing...
- Kirk Ferentz
- Tom Davis
I'm not really interested in debating these rankings with you. They're mine. But did I forget anyone?
Further, who are your favorite coaches and why?
Note on the update: Marshall mentioned Coach K in the comments, and I really should have included him.