Coach


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About

Coach is an American television sitcom that aired for nine seasons on ABC from 1989 to 1997. The series starred Craig T. Nelson as Hayden Fox, head coach of the fictional Division I-A college football team, the Minnesota State University Screaming Eagles. The program also starred Jerry Van Dyke as Luther Van Dam and Bill Fagerbakke as Michael "Dauber" Dybinski, assistant coaches under Fox. The role of Hayden's girlfriend (and later, wife) Christine Armstrong, a television news anchor, was played by Shelley Fabares.

The show was created by Barry Kemp and ran for 200 episodes. Kemp's original idea for the program came from a dream he had one night. When he awoke he wrote seven pages of notes on the show's concept and tabled it for several years until he had time to devote to the project. He originally envisioned Dabney Coleman as the lead for Coach, but the actor was no longer available when the show went into production.

 

Highlights
Barry Kemp on how Coach came about
05:35
Elinor Donahue on her appearances on Coach
00:35
Phil Rosenthal on his final year at Coach
00:53
Frank Gifford on guest-starring on Coach
01:22
Who talked about this show

Tim Conway

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Tim Conway on his guest appearances on Coach
00:33

Elinor Donahue

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Elinor Donahue on her appearances on Coach
00:35

Nanette Fabray

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Nanette Fabray on her guest appearances on Coach
01:11

Frank Gifford

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Frank Gifford on guest-starring on Coach
01:22

Katherine Helmond

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Katherine Helmond on Coach which she appeared on for the final three years
02:34

Monica Horan

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Monica Horan on working on the TV show Coach
00:29

Barry Kemp

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Barry Kemp on how Coach came about
05:35
Barry Kemp on the setting of Coach
00:37
Barry Kemp on his role on Coach
02:18
Barry Kemp on the writing process on Coach and the comedy of the show
03:47
Barry Kemp on Craig T. Nelson as "Hayden" on Coach
05:25
Barry Kemp on Jerry Van Dyke as "Luther" on Coach
03:02
Barry Kemp on Shelley Fabares as "Christina" on Coach
01:39
Barry Kemp on Bill Fagerbakke as "Dauber" on Coach
01:08
Barry Kemp on the atmosphere on the set of Coach
01:36
Barry Kemp on the character of "Hayden Fox" on Coach and his real life counterpart Hayden Fry
02:38
Barry Kemp on his favorite episode of Coach
02:04
Barry Kemp on the final episode of Coach
01:19
Barry Kemp on "Larry", "Darryl" and "Darryl" making a cameo on Coach
01:44
Barry Kemp on leaving Coach
01:22

Dick Martin

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Dick Martin on acting on Coach
02:01

Tom Poston

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Tom Poston on guest-starring on Coach
00:38

Phil Rosenthal

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Phil Rosenthal on his final year at Coach
00:53
Phil Rosenthal on writing for Coach; on the premise of the show
07:31

Jeremy Stevens

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Jeremy Stevens on writing for Coach
01:24

Alan Young

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Alan Young on guest starring on Coach
00:59

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