Coach

Coach

  • TV-PG
  • 1989
  • 9 Seasons
  • 7.0  (6,043)

The TV series "Coach" stars veteran actor Craig T. Nelson in the role of Hayden Fox. Hayden Fox is the head football coach of the Minnesota State University football team. The team is chronically defeated, and much of the show's plot revolves around Hayden Fox trying to come up with a way to finally have a winning season. Fox is assisted by Luther who is played by Jerry Van Dyke and by Dauber played by Bill Fagerbakke. Shelley Fabares plays the part of Hayden's girlfriend, Christine Armstrong. Through much of the series, Hayden and Christine attempt to have a child together. During the final years of the series, Hayden is given the job of coaching a professional football team in Florida. His old assistant coaches join him in his new position.

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Seasons
Leaving Orlando (3)
23. Leaving Orlando (3)
May 14, 1997
Hayden, Luther and Dauber are back at Minnesota State where they see familiar faces and reminisce about their early years as college coaches. This episode ends the three part series finale, each of which partially acts as a clip episode showing retrospectives of the series past highlights.
Leaving Orlando (2)
22. Leaving Orlando (2)
May 14, 1997
Hayden reflects on the highs and lows of his coaching career with his closest friends, Luther and Dauber.
Leaving Orlando (1)
21. Leaving Orlando (1)
May 7, 1997
With other teams eager to lure Hayden away, Doris offers her star coach $17 million to remain with the Breakers for 10 more years.
The Neighbor Hood
20. The Neighbor Hood
April 23, 1997
Skeptical of their sketchy new neighbors, Hayden and Christine find themselves wrapped up in a covert surveillance operation.
Upsized
19. Upsized
April 16, 1997
When Doris promotes Luther, Hayden is short one defensive coordinator, a job he thinks would be perfect for the legendary linebacker Dick Butkus.
Baby Coaches
18. Baby Coaches
April 2, 1997
A mother boasts that her little girl, who's only a few days older than Tim, can already walk and talk. The claim sparks Hayden's competitive streak.
The Stench of Death
17. The Stench of Death
March 26, 1997
In the wake of the Breakers's successful season, Doris rewards the coaching staff with free sessions with her psychic.
A Fox By Any Other Name
16. A Fox By Any Other Name
March 12, 1997
When asked how baby Tim got his name, Hayden recalls the convoluted story of how a mix-up with a hospital employee led to a baby-naming contest.
Viva Las Ratings
15. Viva Las Ratings
February 26, 1997
The gang goes to Las Vegas, where Luther sinks his life savings into Elvis memorabilia.
It's A Swamp Thing
14. It's A Swamp Thing
February 19, 1997
The boys' annual fishing trip is sabotaged by Luther's bad planning and a hungry alligator.
To Ski Or Not To Ski
13. To Ski Or Not To Ski
February 12, 1997
Eager to investigate a business opportunity in Colorado, Doris arranges a ski trip for Valentine's Day. The coaching staff is invited to tag along.
The Body Gardener
12. The Body Gardener
February 5, 1997
When the Breakers fire his former gardener, Kenny, Hayden feels so terrible that he writes a glowing recommendation for his hapless former employee.
A Boy and His Doll
11. A Boy and His Doll
January 22, 1997
When the Burleighs give Tim a Princess Tiffany doll, Luther fears the toy could damage the child's upbringing.
Somewhere Out There
10. Somewhere Out There
January 8, 1997
Dauber reconsiders his place in the universe -- literally -- after he thinks he's had a close encounter with a group of aliens.
Wings Over Buffalo
9. Wings Over Buffalo
December 20, 1996
On their way to face the Buffalo Bills in a wild-card game, Luther's love of chicken wings saddles the Breakers with a severe case of food poisoning.
You Win Some, You Lose Some
8. You Win Some, You Lose Some
December 18, 1996
Defying all expectations, the Breakers finally make the playoffs. But the big news also means that Hayden will have to spend Christmas in Cleveland.
In the Money
7. In the Money
December 11, 1996
When Luther and Doris decide to marry, Howard smells publicity and pushes the couple to stage their wedding during a Breakers half-time show.
Grimmworld
6. Grimmworld
October 26, 1996
Dauber enters into a storybook romance with a theme-park employee. But he has second thoughts when he suspects Hayden might not approve of the match.
We Can Never Die
5. We Can Never Die
October 26, 1996
Hayden and Christine must select a guardian for Tim in the event of their death, but they get scared when the Burleighs show too much enthusiasm.
Isn't It Romantic?
4. Isn't It Romantic?
October 19, 1996
Hayden desperately wants to have a romantic evening with Christine, but Christine is terrified to leave the baby with a stranger.
Last Tango in Orlando
3. Last Tango in Orlando
October 12, 1996
Doris returns from her trip to Brazil with a gift for the whole team: She has found a young, sexy new player to join the Breakers.
Just Short of the Goal
2. Just Short of the Goal
October 5, 1996
Hayden is excited when he's offered the chance to write a memoir. But soon he learns the subject of the book is "living with losing."
Sleepless in Orlando
1. Sleepless in Orlando
September 28, 1996
As Christine and Hayden experience the joys of parenthood, they also experience lack of sleep.
Description

The TV series "Coach" stars veteran actor Craig T. Nelson in the role of Hayden Fox. Hayden Fox is the head football coach of the Minnesota State University football team. The team is chronically defeated, and much of the show's plot revolves around Hayden Fox trying to come up with a way to finally have a winning season. Fox is assisted by Luther who is played by Jerry Van Dyke and by Dauber played by Bill Fagerbakke. Shelley Fabares plays the part of Hayden's girlfriend, Christine Armstrong.

Through much of the series, Hayden and Christine attempt to have a child together. During the final years of the series, Hayden is given the job of coaching a professional football team in Florida. His old assistant coaches join him in his new position.Coach is a series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (200 episodes). The series first aired on February 28, 1989.

Where to Watch Coach

Coach is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Coach on demand at Amazon, Vudu and IMDb TV.

  • Premiere Date
    February 28, 1989
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (6,043)