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Writer:
Barry Kemp (created by)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
Release Date:
23 September 1989 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Hayden Fox is the head coach of a university football team, and eats, sleeps and lives football. His partner... See more »
Awards:
Nominated for 5 Golden Globes. Another 12 wins & 22 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Coach is the funniest and most enjoyable TV-series there is. See more (26 total) »

Cast

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Craig T. Nelson ... Coach Hayden Fox / ... (199 episodes, 1989-1997)

Jerry Van Dyke ... Assistant Coach Luther Horatio Van Dam / ... (199 episodes, 1989-1997)

Shelley Fabares ... Christine Armstrong (199 episodes, 1989-1997)

Bill Fagerbakke ... Dauber Dybinski / ... (190 episodes, 1989-1997)

Clare Carey ... Kelly Fox (107 episodes, 1989-1995)
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Series Directed by
Alan Rafkin (86 episodes, 1990-1996)
Craig T. Nelson (25 episodes, 1992-1997)
Jeff Meyer (25 episodes, 1993-1997)
Tony Dow (12 episodes, 1990-1997)
Michael Lembeck (7 episodes, 1989-1990)
John Whitesell (7 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jay Kleckner (6 episodes, 1995-1997)
James Gardner (5 episodes, 1989-1996)
Barry Kemp (4 episodes, 1989-1997)
Gordon Hunt (4 episodes, 1994-1997)
Michael Zinberg (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Andre Belgrader (3 episodes, 1992-1995)
Andrew Chulack (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Arlene Sanford (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Writing credits
Barry Kemp (199 episodes, 1989-1997)
Judd Pillot (28 episodes, 1989-1993)
John Peaslee (27 episodes, 1989-1992)
Sheldon Bull (18 episodes, 1989-1992)
Joseph Staretski (15 episodes, 1993-1997)
Scott Buck (15 episodes, 1993-1996)
Michael Rowe (15 episodes, 1995-1996)
Mark Ganzel (14 episodes, 1989-1997)
Philip Rosenthal (14 episodes, 1993-1996)
Brad Johnson (13 episodes, 1994-1997)
Eric Horsted (12 episodes, 1992-1996)
Oliver Goldstick (11 episodes, 1993-1995)
Warren Bell (8 episodes, 1991-1993)
Alan Kirschenbaum (8 episodes, 1993-1995)
Jeremy Stevens (8 episodes, 1993-1995)
Cindy Chupack (8 episodes, 1995-1997)
Ellen Sandler (8 episodes, 1995-1997)
Nell Scovell (7 episodes, 1991-1995)
Patrick Sean Clark (5 episodes, 1989-1995)
Tom J. Astle (4 episodes, 1996-1997)
Miriam Trogdon (3 episodes, 1989-1992)
Tom Palmer (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Bruce Ferber (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
Martin Rips (3 episodes, 1993-1994)
Don Rhymer (2 episodes, 1989)
Kathryn Baker (2 episodes, 1990)
Thad Mumford (2 episodes, 1991)
Seth Weisbord (2 episodes, 1991)
Bob Bendetson (2 episodes, 1992-1993)
Elliot Stern (2 episodes, 1992)
Art Everett (2 episodes, 1993)
Norman Chad (2 episodes, 1994-1995)
Sarit Catz (2 episodes, 1994)
Gloria Ketterer (2 episodes, 1994)

Series Produced by
Jay Kleckner .... producer / co-producer / ... (198 episodes, 1989-1997)
Barry Kemp .... executive producer (125 episodes, 1989-1994)
Craig Wyrick-Solari .... associate producer / co-producer (98 episodes, 1989-1993)
John Peaslee .... co-executive producer / supervising producer (85 episodes, 1989-1993)
Judd Pillot .... co-executive producer / supervising producer (85 episodes, 1989-1993)
Jeremy Stevens .... producer / supervising producer (52 episodes, 1993-1995)
Sheldon Bull .... co-executive producer / supervising producer / ... (47 episodes, 1989-1991)
Shari Tavey .... associate producer (26 episodes, 1993-1994)
Nell Scovell .... producer / co-producer (23 episodes, 1991-1993)
Warren Bell .... co-producer (22 episodes, 1992-1993)
Bob Bendetson .... supervising producer (22 episodes, 1992-1993)
Mark Ganzel .... producer (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Original Music by
J.A.C. Redford (197 episodes, 1989-1997)
 
Series Cinematography by
Ronald W. Browne (178 episodes, 1989-1997)
Leonard J. South (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Film Editing by
Andrew Chulack (196 episodes, 1989-1997)
 
Series Casting by
Megan Branman (33 episodes, 1989-1990)
Darlene Kaplan (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Dava Waite (2 episodes, 1994-1997)
 
Series Production Design by
Tommy Goetz (2 episodes, 1994-1997)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jane Fletcher (54 episodes, 1989-1991)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Donald J. Remacle (101 episodes, 1989-1997)
Richard J. DeCinces (54 episodes, 1989-1991)
 
Series Makeup Department
Sylvia Surdu .... hair stylist (198 episodes, 1989-1997)
Lisa Pharren .... makeup artist (23 episodes, 1989-1991)
June Bracken .... key makeup artist (22 episodes, 1996-1997)
Larry Abbott .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1989)
Gloria Levisohn .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1994-1997)
 
Series Production Management
Randy Cordray .... unit production manager (42 episodes, 1989-1991)
Phil Cook .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeff Meyer .... second assistant director / first assistant director (22 episodes, 1989-1994)
Randy Cordray .... first assistant director (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Andrew Reeder .... first assistant director / second assistant director (5 episodes, 1989)
David Goldfarb .... dga trainee (5 episodes, 1994)
Sheila Stewart .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 1989)
Philip M. Krystosek .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1990-1994)
 
Series Art Department
David Needham .... leadman (187 episodes, 1989-1997)
Eric S. Saperstein .... paint foreman (73 episodes, 1994-1997)
Damon Bowden .... paint gang boss (46 episodes, 1989-1991)
Billy Baker .... props (41 episodes, 1992-1994)
Margaret Mazzola .... assistant props (18 episodes, 1989-1990)
Tony Chavez .... carpenter (7 episodes, 1989)
Jaroslav Gebr .... key art (2 episodes, 1992-1993)
 
Series Sound Department
Dana Mark McClure .... sound mixer / production sound mixer (185 episodes, 1989-1997)
Chuck Fitzpatrick .... sound recordist (99 episodes, 1989-1993)
Catherine Flynn .... sound editor (76 episodes, 1989-1992)
Rick Wachter .... sound mixer (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Gary Schillp .... best boy grip (187 episodes, 1989-1997)
Robert P. Quiroz .... electrician (185 episodes, 1989-1997)
George La Fountaine Jr. .... assistant camera (158 episodes, 1989-1996)
Tom Derose .... lighting technician (7 episodes, 1989)
Ron Newburn .... lighting technician (7 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Animation Department
Theodore Carl Soderberg .... spectator (1 episode, 1994)
 
Series Casting Department
Sandi Logan .... casting assistant (22 episodes, 1996-1997)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Philip Maldonado .... set costumer (121 episodes, 1992-1997)
Robin Kennedy .... costume supervisor (99 episodes, 1989-1997)
Eduardo Castro .... costume supervisor (6 episodes, 1989)
Dan Perrett .... costume supervisor (2 episodes, 1994-1997)
 
Series Editorial Department
Raymond Grabowski .... colorist (7 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Music Department
John Morris .... composer: theme music (198 episodes, 1989-1997)
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (29 episodes, 1989-1990)
Sean M. Hickey .... music preparation (23 episodes, 1996-1997)
 
Series Transportation Department
William Lubin .... driver (21 episodes, 1996-1997)
Edward Cook .... driver (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Other crew
Bill Fraley .... technical coordinator (165 episodes, 1990-1997)
Katy Penland .... script coordinator (73 episodes, 1994-1997)
Lily La Cava .... script supervisor (54 episodes, 1989-1991)
Mark Ganzel .... creative consultant (32 episodes, 1989-1990)
John Neukum .... technical coordinator (32 episodes, 1989-1990)
Eric Moss .... production assistant (25 episodes, 1995-1996)
Davin Palmer .... audience switcher (22 episodes, 1996-1997)
Patrick Sean Clark .... story editor (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
John Peaslee .... executive story editor (4 episodes, 1989)
Judd Pillot .... executive story editor (4 episodes, 1989)
Don Rhymer .... story editor (4 episodes, 1989)
Ellen Halpin .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1989-1997)
 
Series Thanks
John C. Chulay .... in memory of (1 episode, 1989)
 

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30 min (200 episodes)
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Trivia:
Christie's cousin is astronaut Neil Armstrong. This is revealed to Hayden in the wedding episode.See more »
Quotes:
Coach Hayden Fox:You think I didn't respect you Christine, but the truth is, I didn't even think of you.See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Coach is the funniest and most enjoyable TV-series there is., 26 April 1999
Author: Florian MARTENS (fwmartens@students.wisc.edu) from Madison, WI & Munich, Germany

Let me begin by saying that "Coach" is my all-time favorite Sitcom. Wait a minute. Sitcom? This TV-series is actually more than that; it clearly stands out from a vast pool of mediocre comedy-series'. The acting is superb, especially Coach Hayden Fox (Craig T. Nelson; "Poltergeist" et al), who gives a new meaning to the word "obnoxious", and Luther (Jerry Van Dyke; Dick Van Dyke's brother), who is the most lovable fool on earth, make up a sensational combo.

I'd argue that despite its underlying football theme, "Coach" is a show enjoyable for the whole family; the characters are wonderfully scripted and acted so that it's easy to identify with and embrace them. Sit back, relax and join Coach Fox & Co. on their journey.

If you're a cable subscriber, consider yourself lucky and try to catch the repetitions on TVW, for example. Believe me, it's one of the best in TV-comedy history! And it makes addictive.

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