John Buchanan

John Buchanan started his coaching career in 1978 with minor county side Oldham in England. In his first year they won the league and cup double for the first time in 40 years. He then went on to coach the Queensland Bulls to 2 Sheffield Shields, the first the state had ever won in their 69 years in the competition. And then in 1999 was appointed coach of the Australian cricket team. In 8 years leading the team they won 3 consecutive World Cups, a world record 16 consecutive Test Victories, Ashes victories 2001 and 2003 and winning a test series in India for the first time in 36 years. He finished in 2007 with a winning % of 77, a number higher than Phil Jackson, Alex Ferguson or Vince Lombardi. He has also held coaching and consulting positions with the Kolkata Knight Riders, and both the England and New Zealand cricket teams.