We are officially one step closer to Nick Saban’s world domination. The folks at Fortune Magazine put together their third annual “Greatest World Leaders” list, and Alabama head coach Nick Saban did more than just make the cut. Saban cracked the Top 15 (!!!) of the list, and missed the Top 10 by just one spot, checking in at No. 11. Here’s what the magazine had to say about the 64-year-old head coach.
“The dynasty was over. That was the consensus of the pundits after Alabama’s 43–37 loss to Ole Miss in its third game of the season last September.” Fortune reads. “The famed “process” that Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban, 64, had used to win three national titles in football at Bama—while boosting graduation rates—and one at LSU had run its course, and the competition had caught up. Saban challenged his team: “How are you going to respond?” When Alabama defeated Clemson 45–40 for another title on Jan. 11, 2016, he had his answer, and the dynasty—and Saban’s legacy as a leader—remained intact.”
To give you a reference of some of the names he beat out, he ranked higher that U2 lead singer and activist Bono, Stephen Curry and Steve Kerr combined (the two were listed as a single world leader, which is accurate) and South Carolina governor Nikki Haley.
With all of this positivity surrounding Saban after his National Title-winning season, maybe Saban could run for president when he’s done with coaching.