Top Coaching Speakers – Top Trending List – November 28

Have you ever wanted to go inside the huddle with your favorite team? It’s time to get in the game! Our all-star team of speaker booking agents at Sports Speakers Bureau can help you hire motivational sports speakers for any corporate conference, sports forum, awards ceremony, fundraiser or business event. Our top trending list of sports speakers this week features the top coaching speakers who can bring their winning game plan to teach and inspire your audience at your next event.

sports-speaker-tony-dungyTony Dungy: Retired NFL head coach and Super Bowl champion Tony Dungy leads by example. On and off the football field, he has earned the respect of players, coaches, colleagues, fans and others as a man who cares deeply about doing things the right way in work and life. His life lessons in leadership, character, achieving significance and quiet strength can resonate with a variety of audiences at different corporate conferences and industry events as well as the younger generation at college speaker series.

sports speaker mike ditkaMike Ditka: Mike Ditka is truly a one-of-a-kind motivational keynote speaker who has been a featured headliner at a number of top business events, sports forums and other special events this year. He has been named “one of the best keynote speakers seen or heard” by Meetings & Conventions Magazine, a title he shares with the likes of Tony Robbins and Bill Gates. During events, Mike likes to share personal stories from his football days as well as the keys to his success as a businessman since retiring from the NFL.

motivational-speaker-mike-krzyzewskiMike Krzyzewski: Mike is the first coach in NCAA history ever to reach 1,000 wins in their head coaching career. He is a 5-Time NCAA Champion and has also brought home 3 Olympic Gold Medals as the head coach of Team USA Basketball. At the core, Mike is a West Point graduate whose values and character traits have made him a well-respected leader on and off the court. Mike’s best availability for appearances at special events comes after the season is over typically from the end of March – August.

hire-joe-torreJoe Torre: Former Yankees skipper Joe Torre is a 4-Time World Series champion and undoubtedly one of the greatest managers ever in Major League Baseball. He was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014 and currently serves as the chief baseball officer of Major League Baseball. This year, Joe has been a popular choice for companies and organizations specifically in the market for a motivational sports speaker for annual awards ceremonies and fundraisers.

hire-jon-grudenJon Gruden: If you’re a football fan you gotta love former NFL head coach and current ESPN/ABC featured color-commentator Jon Gruden. His boundless energy and burning passion for the sport is what sets him apart and has made him successful as a head coach and on-air football personality. He brings that same energy to special events as a keynote speaker, imparting his tips to success that he learned from the game of football and the opportunities it afforded him.

sports-speaker-bob-knightBob Knight: Do you need a sports motivational speaker who can fire up your audience to reach and exceed their goals? You need college basketball legend and former head coach Bob Knight. He knows first-hand the passion, persistence and attention to detail it takes to be successful after a legendary career as a college basketball head coach. His drive to succeed is second to none, and it is a great motivator he has used to win the moment in his own life and inspire others to take action in their own lives.

sports-speaker-pat-rileyPat Riley: As a former player, coach and now head executive in the NBA, the Miami Heat’s Pat Riley has built an incredibly impressive resume of achievements. He has won 9 NBA Championships during the course of his career and has been a commanding presence in NBA basketball since the 1980’s. Off the court, Pat serves as one of the top coaching speakers regularly hired for business events and leadership summits each year.


hire-jimmy-johnsonJimmy Johnson: Jimmy was the first head football coach ever to win both a major championship in college football and win a Super Bowl in the NFL. Since retiring from coaching, he now works as a featured co-host of FOX NFL Sunday throughout the NFL season in addition to working as a keynote speaker and celebrity spokesperson. At your event, Jimmy can share stories and lessons he’s learned at every stage of his career and how he has continued to reinvent himself as a professional.

hire-joe-gibbsJoe Gibbs: Looking to inspire your audience with a keynote message on hard work and commitment? Hire former football coach and current NASCAR team owner Joe Gibbs. He has experienced success at the highest level of competition in two different sports and is praised for the long hours and hard work he puts in to ensure his team’s success. Joe has received great reviews after recent keynote appearances at fundraising events, corporate conferences and sports forums.

hire tom coughlinTom Coughlin: Newly retired NFL head coach Tom Coughlin rounds out our list of the top coaching speakers available for events in the coming months. He couldn’t stay away from the game for long and is now working with the NFL as a part of their football operations department. Tom is a humble champion whose players a former coaching staff members will tell you he is an empowering figure with the innate ability to inspire others to be the best version of themselves.

If you would like to book top coaching speakers from the list above or another motivational sports speaker from our complete list of top coaching speakers here, contact our team today via email at or call (212)410-4243.