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Coach 

Hayden Fox is the head coach of a university football team, and eats, sleeps and lives football. His partner, however, does not share his passion for the sport, which frequently causes ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Craig T. Nelson ...  Coach Hayden Fox / ... 199 episodes, 1989-1997
Jerry Van Dyke ...  Assistant Coach Luther Horatio Van Dam / ... 199 episodes, 1989-1997
Bill Fagerbakke ...  Dauber Dybinski / ... 199 episodes, 1989-1997
Shelley Fabares ...  Christine Armstrong 199 episodes, 1989-1997
Clare Carey ...  Kelly Fox 112 episodes, 1989-1995
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Hayden Fox is the head coach of a university football team, and eats, sleeps and lives football. His partner, however, does not share his passion for the sport, which frequently causes friction in their relationship. While Hayden often fits the stereotype of dumb jock (as do his co-workers Luther and Dauber), he sincerely cares about his friends and family, and tries his best to make things work out. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Comedy | Sport

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

28 February 1989 (USA) See more »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(200 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Christine reads a book called "How to fly-fish" by Dick Louden, who is the main character in Newhart (1982). The creator of "Coach" is Barry Kemp, who also created "Newhart". See more »

Quotes

Assistant Coach Luther Horatio Van Dam: I've made out my will, and I'd like you to be my executioner.
Coach Hayden Fox: I think you mean "executor."
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Pumaman (1998) See more »

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started great but went downhill
22 June 2001 | by wappfalls5See all my reviews

The writers of Coach really had a no-win situation. The best part about the show was that he was taking a team of nobodies and trying to turn a football program around at a fictitious school that supposedly had a once great football program. Minnesota State was the underdog. They started out taking things slow. They didn't rush into making them champions. In th first season they were happy to just get a few wins. Then they made it to their first Bowl game (where they got killed in a blizzard). Then Hayden beat his mentor and won his first Bowl game. This culminated in the team winning the national championship.

That is where the trouble began and the producers knew it. Where do they go from there? Sure, the team trying to defend their championship was enough to sustain one season. But that was it. The main reason for the shows existence was gone.

So what did the writers do in a last ditch effort? They give Hayden another bunch of underdogs, an expansion NFL team. It just didn't work. Coach (the show) was about Minnesota State. Not Florida. The shows really lost a lot of quality after that move. It was a classic example of a show that should have gone out on top a season or two earlier.


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