People love a good mustache or just a good set of facial hair in sports. Coaches in particular seem to often stand out when it comes to the lip-brow game, which gave me a hell of alot of options to choose from when making this list. For this reason, I did my best to highlight 6 mustaches that are or at least provide something different and unique from one another. With that being said, let’s get right into it:
As a Montreal Canadiens fan how could I not start with Paul MacLean, or as Brandon Prust would call him the bug-eyed fat walrus (top 5 all-time insult by the way). His constant shocked & confused expression on his face compounded with that big bushy mess of a lip-rug makes it impossible not to laugh profusely anytime you see a picture of him.
Eric Wedge had himself a nice 10 year career in as an MLB manager that include a “Manager of the Year” award back in 2007. However, I will always remember this Ron Swanson look-a-like for his absolutely breath-taking mustache. Any handlebar mustache will always turn heads but what makes Wedge’s standout from the pack is those distinguished white tips with a grey middle.
What separates the former football coach turned tv analyst’s stache from the other glorious caterpillars on this list is the unbelievable way that it is simultaneously dark and full while still being patchy with the hilarious bald spot on his right (our left) side of it. It is truly the oxymoron of mustaches.
Joel Quenneville‘s stache might not be as bushy and quite extravagant as MacLean or Wedge but its color makes it unique. It’s pretty impressive to maintain such a solid lady-tickler with good volume when it is the same color as polar bear fur.
Many of you might not know or remember Trey Hillman. He was only an MLB manager for about two and a half seasons with the Royals and holds a career 152-207 record after all. However, in my opinion he has the best stache on this entire list, even ahead of the upcoming hall of fame coach-stache. His mustache has the complete package: the large volume, the thick bushiness mixed with the a dark brown color sprinkled with a little salt & pepper grey whiskers in it make this face-fur the Wayne Gretzky of coaching mustaches.
Andy Reid probably has the most iconic coach mustache in NFL history and arguably the most iconic coach mustache in all of sports. He definitely has the same walrus-like look to him as MacLean but probably to an even greater extent. On top of that, like Wedge, his mustache is multi-colored but in an even better pigmentation than the former Indians & Mariners manager since he has blond tips with a middle that is a marvelous shade of orange. While I would still crown Trey Hillman deserves the coach-stache crown, I definitely wouldn’t argue with anyone who deems Andy Reid the king of the lip-toupée.