Character: Coach Herman Boone
Most badass moment: Calling Gerry “Jerry Lewis” and asking him who his daddy is
What makes Boone a great coach is also what makes him a staunch opponent of racism: He won’t take shit from anyone. Not from his boss-turned-assistant-coach, not from his players, not from opposing coaches, and certainly not from the bigots who throw a brick through his window.
Boone continues to be a demanding but fair leader on two fronts, as those around him advise him to take it down a notch: He demands perfection from his team on his way to improving relations within the first interracial football team at T.C. Williams High School, and completing an undefeated season, proving passivity is never a winning formula on any field.