I don't "promote" anybody. I listen to ideas. I never assume that anybody is right because he is "well known" or wrong because he's not a big name.
However I must agree that I tend to look for coaches who had a lot of success producing results. And I'm not talking about coaches who were blessed to work with genetic freaks (e.g. college football strength coaches) but those who took average people and made them very successful.
I always say that you can argue with (repeated) success.
That having been said, even the coaches I learn the most from, I never agree with EVERYTHING they say. Putting someone on a pedestal and blindly agreeing with everything they say is a mistake. Just like I do not disagree with everything someone I'm generally against, I can learn from everybody.
That's why I don't like your question. For example let's say that I like Pavel Tsatsouline for many of his ideas (training a few lifts and becoming great at them instead of using every exercise known to man, focusing on low reps and high frequency, focusing on the neural factors, etc.) then people will interpret it like I agree with everything he is saying and (1) people will stop thinking objectively when they read his stuff (2) people will freak out when they find an issue on which we published different view points.
Nobody is right all the time.
Nobody has all the answers.
That having been said here are some people I have learn a lot from and who I think have a lot of good ideas. That doesn't mean that I agree with all of them.
That is not an inclusive list as I have learned from so many people... but it's a decent place to start.
And YES some of these people will have contradicting ideas. But the key is understand WHY they recommend certain things, the logic behind it and you will find that they all pretty much share the same beliefs but differ in their applications.