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
Elinor Donahue on her appearances on Coach
Phil Rosenthal on his final year at Coach
Frank Gifford on guest-starring on Coach
Who talked about this show

Tim Conway

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Tim Conway on his guest appearances on Coach

Elinor Donahue

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Elinor Donahue on her appearances on Coach

Nanette Fabray

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Nanette Fabray on her guest appearances on Coach

Frank Gifford

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Frank Gifford on guest-starring on Coach

Katherine Helmond

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

Monica Horan

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Monica Horan on working on the TV show Coach

Barry Kemp

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Barry Kemp on how Coach came about
Barry Kemp on the setting of Coach
Barry Kemp on his role on Coach
Barry Kemp on the writing process on Coach and the comedy of the show
Barry Kemp on Craig T. Nelson as "Hayden" on Coach
Barry Kemp on Jerry Van Dyke as "Luther" on Coach
Barry Kemp on Shelley Fabares as "Christina" on Coach
Barry Kemp on Bill Fagerbakke as "Dauber" on Coach
Barry Kemp on the atmosphere on the set of Coach
Barry Kemp on the character of "Hayden Fox" on Coach and his real life counterpart Hayden Fry
Barry Kemp on his favorite episode of Coach
Barry Kemp on the final episode of Coach
Barry Kemp on "Larry", "Darryl" and "Darryl" making a cameo on Coach
Barry Kemp on leaving Coach

Dick Martin

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Dick Martin on acting on Coach

Tom Poston

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Tom Poston on guest-starring on Coach

Phil Rosenthal

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Phil Rosenthal on his final year at Coach
Phil Rosenthal on writing for Coach; on the premise of the show

Jeremy Stevens

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Jeremy Stevens on writing for Coach

Alan Young

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Alan Young on guest starring on Coach

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