Coach (sport) Wikipedia open wikipedia design. In sports, a coach or manager is a person who directs and trains a sports team or sportsperson. If there is a difference between coach and manager, it is this: the coach will train the players the manager will deal with the business aspects The borderline areas are selecting the team, and buying new players. Other websites[change | change source] Coaching Certification. vteAssociation football positionsPlayers Goalkeeper Defender Midfielder Striker Non-playersOfficial Referee Assistant referee Fourth official Fifth official Sixth/Seventh officials Coaching staff Coach Assistant coaches Manager Doctors Massage Trainers Equipment manager This short article about sports can be made longer. You can help Wikipedia by adding to it. This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by contributors (read/edit).Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license; additional terms may apply. Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.