No doubt the greatest in his field. This man made so many great sporting moments even greater...
Steve Ovett, whose many middle-distance battles with Coe were commentated on by Coleman, praised the latter's ability to spice up any event.
"He had a unique gift of saying the right thing at the right time," said Ovett. "I think that is the difference between a commentator and someone who enhances what you are seeing. That is the difference between an average commentator and someone as good as David."
Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton was on the pitch for one of Coleman's most memorable pieces of commentary, the amazing save from Gordon Banks to deny Pele during the 1970 World Cup.
"He was spot on. He knew what he was doing," said Charlton. "Pele headed the ball and Gordon Banks somehow or other got his little finger on the ball and pushed it over the bar. He just kept talking about it. He couldn't believe it."