Coach




Coach Cast


Series Description
    


The Coach TV show was a 30 minute sports situation comedy series on ABC about a college football coach who was such a football fanatic that his wife and friends sometimes felt that he didsn't care about them. By the end of each episode, however, he convinced them that while he may not always show it, he also sincerely cared about them. The TV show was popular because everyone could identify with one of the Coach characters. After all, most people are either a sports fan or have to deal with one!

Coach Cast

Craig T. Nelson .... Coach Hayden Fox
Shelley Fabares .... Christine Armstrong Fox
Jerry Van Dyke .... Assistant Coach Luther Horatio Van Dam
Bill Fagerbakke .... Michael "Dauber" Dybinski
Kris Kamm .... Stuart Rosebrock
Clare Carey .... Kelly Fox (1989-1995)
Kenneth Kimmins .... Howard Burleigh (1989-1995)


Coach Trivia

Barry Kemp is the creator of the Coach TV show and he also created the series, "Newhart". In the three episode finale of Coach; Hayden Fox found Larry, his brother Darryl, and his other brother Darryl living in his cabin. They were popular recurring characters from "Newhart". In one episode of Coach, Christine read a book by Dick Louden titled, "How to Fly-fish". Dick Louden was Bob Newhart's character on "Newhart". In another episode, Christine and Hayden seek marriage counseling at an Inn in Vermont. The exterior shot of the Inn is of the real-life Waybury Inn which was also used for exterior shots of the Stratford Inn on "Newhart".

Shelley Fabares narrated the opening of each episode except the pilot by saying, "Coach is filmed before a studio audience". In the "Pilot" episode, Clare Carey said it.

There was a nationwide contest to decide which college band would play the theme song for Coach. The Iowa State University Cyclone Football "Varsity" Marching Band won.

When you saw footage of what was supposed to be a Minnesota State football game on Coach, you were actually seeing footage of a University of Minnesota game.

Using footage from the University of Minnesota's games resulted in a goof. While playing in the Pineapple Bowl, the Screaming Eagles adversaries were the Wranglers from Southern Texas. In the Pioneer Bowl, they played a team from West Texas. Both teams they played wore helmets with red W's on White helmets because the footage used for both games was actually a University of Minnesota versus the University of Wisconsin game.

The exterior shots of Hayden's office, the campus, and the stadium in Minnesota were actually filmed at the University of Iowa. The main Coach character, "Hayden Fox" was a tribute to the famed Iowa coach, "Hayden Fry".

Non sports fans and younger viewers might know Craig T. Nelson better as "Chief Jack Mannion" on the TV series, "The District". We older Shelley Fabares fans will never forget her role as the teenage daughter "Mary Stone" on the series, "The Donna Reed Show".

In the episodes where Hayden Fox is the coach of the Orlando Breakers, the stadium shown out his office window is really the Milwaukee County Stadium.


Episodes List With Original Air Dates

Coach - The First Season

1. Kelly And The Professor (2/28/1989)
2. Love Me Tender (3/1/1989)
3. Kelly, Meet Christine (3/8/1989)
4. I'm In Love With A Boy Named Stuart (3/15/1989)
5. The Loss Weekend (3/22/1989)
6. Gambling For Meat (4/5/1989)
7. 19 Candles (4/12/1989)
8. Parents' Weekend (4/19/1989)
9. I'm Sorry I Told You My Wife Was Dead (4/26/1989)
10. Define Romance (5/3/1989)
11. Whose Team Is It, Anyway? (5/17/1989)
12. Hoot, Hoot Hike (5/31/1989)
13. Dauber's Blow-Out (6/7/1989)


Coach - The Second Season

14. I Don't Know Much About Art, But I Know What Makes Me Mad (11/21/1989)
15. Dauber's Got A Girl (11/28/1989)
16. Bring Me The Head Of Stuart Rosebrock - Part 1 (12/5/1989)
17. If A Coach Falls In The Woods - Part 2 (12/12/1989)
18. If Keith Jackson Calls, I'll Be At My Therapist's (12/19/1989)
19. I'm In The Mood For Luther (12/26/1989)
20. A Man And A Woman (and Two Theater Majors) (1/2/1990)
21. The Investment (1/9/1990)
22. I've Got A Secret (1/16/1990)
23. The Curley O'Brien Award (1/23/1990)
24. The Rosebrocks Of Wisconsin (1/30/1990)
25. Coaches Conference (2/13/1990)
26. Carnival Knowledge (2/20/1990)
27. Haven't I Slept With You Somewhere Before? (2/27/1990)
28. Homewreckers (3/6/1990)
29. Professor Doolittle (3/13/1990)
30. Sunshine On My Shoulder Makes Me Happy: A TV Show About Bird Ransom (3/20/1990)
31. Kelly Girl (4/4/1990)
32. A Jerk at The Opera (4/17/1990)
33. Poodle Springs (5/5/1990)


Coach - The Third Season

34. That Shouldn't Happen (9/25/1990)
35. Magnificent Abscession (10/2/1990)
36. The Day That Moses Came To Town (10/9/1990)
37. Is This Your First Time On The Riverboat, Miss Watkins? (10/16/1990)
38. Hayden's In The Kitchen with Dinah (10/23/1990)
39. Hayden And Luther's Excellent Adventure (10/30/1990)
40. The Break-Up (11/6/1990)
41. The Iceman Goeth (11/13/1990)
42. Cabin Fever (11/27/1990)
43. Men Don't Heal (12/4/1990)
44. When Hayden Met Christine (12/11/1990)
45. Christmas Brains (12/18/1990)
46. Dauber Graduates (1/8/1991)
47. Puppy Love (1/22/1991)
48. The Marion Kind - Part 1 (2/5/1991)
49. The Marion Kind - Part 2 (2/12/1991)
50. Leonard Kraleman: All-American (2/19/1991)
51. 2 BRs, MTN, VW (2/26/1991)
52. Hurley-Burleigh (3/12/1991)
53. Hayden Fox For Universal Jocks (3/26/1991)
54. A Father And Son Reunion (4/2/1991)
55. Diamonds Are A Dentist's Best Friend (4/9/1991)


Coach - The Fourth Season

56. The Kick-off And The Kiss-off (9/27/1991)
57. Since My Beaver Left Me (10/4/1991)
58. A Real Guy's Guy (10/25/1991)
59. Any Place I Hang Myself Is Home (11/2/1991)
60. Requiem For A Groundskeeper (11/9/1991)
61. I Think I Can't, I Think I Can't (11/16/1991)
62. I Hate Barbara (11/23/1991)
63. Loonstruck (11/27/1991)
64. The Pineapple Bowl - Part 1 (12/7/1991)
65. The Pineapple Bowl - Part 2 (12/17/1991)
66. Rizzendough Revisited (1/6/1992)
67. Return Of The Marriage Killer (1/11/1992)
68. War Of The Dopes (2/3/1992)
69. The Woodchuck, The Beaver And The Fox: A Menage A Trois (2/8/1992)
70. No Good Deed Goes Unpunished (2/15/1992)
71. Last Of The Red-Hot Luthers (2/22/1992)
72. The Old Fish And The Shoes (3/14/1992)
73. Dateline-Bangkok (4/24/1992)
74. If That's Opportunity, Don't Answer (5/2/1992)
75. Frequent Flyers, Crossed Wires (5/11/1992)
76. Can We Go Home Now? (5/18/1992)


Coach - The Fifth Season

77. To Air Is Human (9/14/1992)
78. Big Brother, Little Brain (9/21/1992)
79. Father Of The Year (9/28/1992)
80. Born Luther (9/19/1992)
81. Shirley Burleigh, Girlie Friday (10/12/1992)
82. Rizzendough Rendezvous (10/19/1992)
83. Love Me Tender (10/26/1992)
84. The Bachelor Party (11/9/1992)
85. Dresswreckers (11/14/1992)
86. Vows (11/23/1992)
87. The Patriot Bowl (12/2/1992)
88. My True Love Gave To Me... (12/15/1992)
89. The Commercial - Part 1 (1/5/1993)
90. The Commercial - Part 2 (1/12/1993)
91. Buzzy Money (1/26/1993)
92. Vegas Odds (2/2/1993)
93. Burden Of The Burleighs (2/16/1993)
94. The Bigger They Are (2/23/1993)
95. Luthario (3/9/1993)
96. Dirty Tricks (3/30/1993)
97. About Face (4/30/1993)
98. Why So Happy, Hayden? (5/11/1993)
99. One For The Road (5/18/1993)


Coach - The Sixth Season

100. Baby On Board? (9/14/1993)
101. Belly Of The Beast (9/21/1993)
102. Nice Job If You Can Get It (9/28/1993)
103. The Luck Stops Here (10/5/1993)
104. If She Can Make It There... (10/12/1993)
105. Uneasy Riders (10/26/1993)
106. Piece O' Cake (11/2/1993)
107. Running On Empty (11/9/1993)
108. It Came From New York (11/16/1993)
109. The Playbook (1130//1993)
110. The Pioneer Bowl (12/7/1993)
111. Christmas Of The Van Damned (12/14/1993)
112. The Babywreckers (1/4/1994)
113. Coach For A Day - Part 1 (1/11/1994)
114. Coach For A Day - Part 2 (1/18/1994)
115. My Cup Runneth Over (2/8/1994)
116. Like Father, Like Daughter (2/15/1994)
117. The Devil And Mrs. Burleigh (2/22/1994)
118. Blue Chip Blues (3/1/1994)
119. The Stand-In (3/8/1994)
120. Something Old, Something New (3/22/1994)
121. One Of The Guys (4/5/1994)
122. My Best Friend's Girl (5/3/1994)
123. Goodbye, Mr. Putts (5/10/1994)
124. Head Like A Wheel (5/17/1994)
125. Coach - The One-Hour Special - Part 1 (5/24/1994)
126. Coach - The One-Hour Special - Part 2 (5/24/1994)


Coach - The Seventh Season

127. Pros & Cons (9/12/1994)
128. It Should Happen To You (9/19/1994)
129. Graceless Under Fire (9/26/1994)
130. Judy's Turn (10/3/1994)
131. Above And Beyond The Call Of Hayden (10/10/1994)
132. Inconceivable (10/17/1994)
133. Jailbirds (10/24/1994)
134. My Fair Agent (11/7/1994)
135. Be A Good Sport (11/21/1994)
136. Working Girl (11/28/1994)
137. Out Of Control (12/5/1994)
138. The Popcorn Bowl (12/12/1994)
139. Luther And Ruthanne Take The Big 12 Steps (12/19/1994)
140. Did Someone Call Me Snorer? (1/9/1995)
141. Close Encounters Of The Worst Kind (1/16/1995)
142. The Kicker (1/23/1995)
143. The Walk-On (2/6/1995)
144. Call Me Cupid (2/13/1995)
145. Johnsonwreckers (2/20/1995)
146. The Day I Met Frank Gifford (2/28/1995)
147. Kelly's New Guy - Part 1 (3/13/1995)
148. Kelly's New Guy - Part 2 (3/20/1995)
149. Ten Percent Of Nothing (4/4/1995)
150. Don't Get Mad, Get Cooley (4/16/1995)
151. Oh, A Pro Job - Part 1 (5/3/1995)
152. Oh, A Pro Job - Part 2 (5/10/1995)


Coach - The Eighth Season

153. Is It Hot In Here, Or Is It Me? - Part 1 (9/13/1995)
154. Is It Hot In Here, Or Is It Me? - Part 2 (9/20/1995)
155. Fool For Lunch (9/27/1995)
156. She's Having Our Baby - Part 1 (10/17/1995)
157. She's Having Our Baby - Part 2 (10/24/1995)
158. Bo Knows (10/31/1995)
159. Coach's Cornered (11/7/1995)
160. Turtle World (11/14/1995)
161. There's Got To Be A Mourning After - Part 1 (11/21/1995)
162. There's Got To Be A Mourning After - Part 2 (11/28/1995)
163. Bye Bye Burleigh - Part 1 (12/5/1995)
164. Bye Bye Burleigh - Part 2 (12/12/1995)
165. The Tight End (12/19/1995)
166. Nice Guys Get Cut (1/2/1996)
167. Her Boyfriend's Back (1/26/1996)
168. The Gardener (2/6/1996)
169. Patching Things Up (2/13/1996)
170. Save The Wave (2/20/1996)
171. Dauber's Vehicle (2/27/1996)
172. Quarantine (3/12/1996)
173. Van Damn vs. Fox (3/19/1996)
174. Fantasy Camp (4/2/1996)
175. Luther Get Your Gun (4/30/1996)
176. A Player To Be Named Later (5/7/1996)
177. Somebody's Baby (5/21/1996)


Coach - The Ninth Season

178. Sleepless In Orlando (9/28/1996)
179. Just Short Of The Goal (10/5/1996)
180. Last Tango In Orlando (10/12/1996)
181. Isn't It Romantic? (10/19/1996)
182. We Can Never Die (10/26/1996)
183. Grimmworld (10/26/1996)
184. In The Money (12/11/1996)
185. You Win Some, You Lose Some (12/18/1996)
186. Wings Over Buffalo (12/20/1996)
187. Somewhere Out There (1/8/1997)
188. A Boy And His Doll (1/22/1997)
189. The Body Gardener (2/5/1997)
190. To Ski Or Not To Ski (2/12/1997)
191. It's A Swamp Thing (2/19/1997)
192. Viva Las Ratings (2/26/1997)
193. A Fox By Any Other Name (3/12/1997)
194. The Stench Of Death (3/26/1997)
195. Baby Coaches (4/2/1997)
196. Upsized (4/16/1997)
197. The Neighbor Hood (4//1997)
198. Leaving Orlando - Part 1 (5/7/1997)
199. Leaving Orlando - Part 2 (5/14/1997)
200. Leaving Orlando - Part 3 (5/14/1997)




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