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BEST Coach

2010 BEST Coach, Tennis

Doug Eng


When he’s not helping locals perfect serves, slices, and backhands, Doug Eng is coaching the Tufts men’s tennis team, writing for tennis publications, and traveling the training and speaking circuit. Chances are he schooled the pros from your country club,… read more»

1999 BEST Coach

Jimy Williams, Red Sox

Management gives him a lineup of bat guano (including four second basemen); he gives us guacamole. read more»

1995 BEST Coach

Bill Parcells

Is New England willing to put up with a corpulent, egotistical Woody Hayes clone to win a Superbowl? Uh, duh. read more»

1994 BEST Coach

Bill Parcells

He did everything he said he was going to do, including searching the closets for all the old whoopie cushions, dribble glasses, and rubber noses left over from previous regimes. read more»

1989 BEST Coach, Pro

Joe Morgan

Cast your mind back to the summer of ’88. Remember “Morgan’s Miracle”? read more»

1989 BEST Coach, Amateur

BU basketball’s Mike Jarvis

“Not only has he done a good job, he is the first goddamn guy around here who is really setting some standards for the kids.” read more»

1988 BEST Coach, Amateur

Joe Restic

Harvard’s football coach didn’t have a great team. Nevertheless, he copped the Ivy League championship. read more»

1988 BEST Coach, Pro

K. C. Jones

Yeah, he should have played Brad Lohaus and Reggie Lewis, but for five years K. C. has been a stylish presence in town. And the Celtics did win a few with him on the bench. We’ll miss him. read more»

1987 BEST Coach, Pro

K.C. Jones

A masterful juggling act in a season racked with injury and pain. read more»

1987 BEST Coach, Amateur

Bill Cleary of Harvard and Jack Bicknell of Boston College

Cleary made hockey’s Final Four, proving it is possible to build athletic powers in the Ivy League. And Bicknell simply proved that there was BC football after Doug Flutie. read more»