10 Toughest Coaching Jobs in Sports
After recording the third-most all-time wins of any baseball manager — and his third World Series championship — Tony La Russa proved he is definitely smarter than most big league skippers by retiring instead of trying to top his own, great final act. Poor Mike Matheny must now somehow follow LaRussa in St. Louis, which means winning at least two titles and about 1,000 games or so. Good luck, Mike.
Fortunately for Matheny, managing in St. Louis is slightly more forgiving than having one of the following jobs. For the men who have one of the 10 toughest coaching jobs in sports, winning is the only acceptable result.
Manager, Boston Red Sox
Head Coach, UCLA Basketball
Any Coach of a Cleveland Professional Sports Team
Head Coach, Dallas Cowboys
Head Coach, University of Alabama Football
Head Coach, Montreal Canadiens
Head Coach, Oakland Raiders
Head Coach, University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball
Head Coach, Notre Dame Football
Manager, New York Yankees