Steve Walker comes to a New England town to take on a job as a track and field coach. He is the track coach at Godolphin College and looks to make the program successful. When he arrives to the college town, he goes to a charity event at a hotel called Blackbeard's Inn. This particular hotel was named after a pirate named Captain Edward Teach. The current owners are looking to keep paying off the mortgage in order to avoid it being purchased by the mob. Unfortunately for Walker, the track team is not as good as he hoped and therefore he runs into conflict with the college dean, the football coach and the crime boss Seymour. However he develops a positive relationship with a professor named Jo Anne Baker who is looking to provide assistance for the Blackbeard Inn owners. Walker purchases an antique bed warmer which contains a book of magic spells. One day he revives the ghost of Blackbeard and has to deal with numerous antics committed by Blackbeard. Walker gets falsely arrested for drunk driving and spends the night in jai. In jail he is encountered by Blackbeard and is told that he needs to commit a good deed to remove a curse placed on him. Walker gets out of jail and will lose his job unless his team wins their track meet. In the end, the Blackbeard Inn owners pay off the mortgage, the mob gets arrested and Walker and Jo Anne pursue a relationship.