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Encyclopedia > Coach (TV series)
Coach

The cast of Coach Seasons 8+.
Created by Barry Kemp
Starring Craig T. Nelson
Shelley Fabares
Jerry Van Dyke
Bill Fagerbakke
Clare Carey
Kenneth Kimmins
Georgia Engel
Katherine Helmond
Kris Kamm
Country of origin Flag of the United States United States
No. of episodes 200
Production
Running time 24 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run February 28, 1989May 14, 1997
External links
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

Coach is a popular American television sitcom that aired for nine seasons on ABC from 1989 to 1997. Image File history File links Coach. ... Barry Kemp is a television producer and writer. ... Craig T. Nelson (born Craig Richard Nelson on April 4, 1944 in Spokane, Washington) is an American actor. ... Shelley Fabares (born January 19, 1944) is an American actress and singer. ... Jerry Van Dyke (born July 27, 1931, in Danville, Illinois) is an American comedian and actor. ... William Bill Fagerbakke (born October 4, 1957, in Fontana, California) is an American actor. ... Clare Carey (born June 11, 1967) is an American actress best known for her role as Kelly on the American sitcom Coach as well as a recurring role on Point Pleasant. ... Kenneth Kimmins is an American actor, best known for his role as Howard Burleigh on the hit TV show, Coach. ... Engel as Georgette on Mary Tyler Moore Georgia Bright Engel is an American film and television actress. ... Katherine Marie Helmond (July 5, 1928, Galveston, Texas) is an American film, theater and television actress. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...


The series starred Craig T. Nelson as Hayden Fox, coach of the fictional Division I-A college football team, the Minnesota State University Screaming Eagles. The series also starred Jerry Van Dyke as Luther Van Dam, Bill Fagerbakke as Michael "Dauber" Daubinski, assistant coaches under Nelson's character. The role of love interest Christine Armstrong Fox, a television news anchor, was played by Shelley Fabares. Rob Schneider also made occasional appearances, as did Lenore Kasdorf as Hayden's ex-wife and Nanette Fabray (Shelley's real-life aunt) as Christine's mom Mildred. Craig T. Nelson (born Craig Richard Nelson on April 4, 1944 in Spokane, Washington) is an American actor. ... In sports, a coach or manager is an individual involved in the direction and instruction of the on-field operations of an athletic team or of individual athletes. ... Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... Jerry Van Dyke (born July 27, 1931, in Danville, Illinois) is an American comedian and actor. ... William Bill Fagerbakke (born October 4, 1957, in Fontana, California) is an American actor. ... Shelley Fabares (born January 19, 1944) is an American actress and singer. ... This article is about the American actor/comedian. ... Image:LenoreK.jpg Lenore Kasdorf Lenore Kasdorf (born July 23, 1948 in Fort Trotten, New York), is an actress perhaps best known for her role in the soap opera Guiding Light. ... Nanette Fabray (born October 27, 1920 in San Diego, California) is an American actress. ...


In early seasons, Coach Fox continues to come to grips with the emerging womanhood of his "little girl," Kelly, now a campus coed played by Clare Carey. Kelly dated, and eventually married in the second season, theater mime Stuart Rosebrock (Kris Kamm), whom Hayden could not stand. Their marriage ended in 1991, and Kelly left for a major ad agency job in 1993. She was only seen in occasional guest spots thereafter. Also seen throughout the run was Minnesota State Athletic Director Howard Burleigh (Kenneth Kimmins) and his nutty wife Shirley (Georgia Engel), who were close friends with Hayden and Christine. At the start of the final season in 1996, after the entire cast relocated to Orlando, the Foxes adopted a baby boy named Timothy (played by twins Brennan and Brian Felker). Many season 9 episodes focused on the couple's newfound joy of parenthood, as they had been unable to conceive a child together before they decided to adopt. Clare Carey (born June 11, 1967) is an American actress best known for her role as Kelly on the American sitcom Coach as well as a recurring role on Point Pleasant. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Kenneth Kimmins is an American actor, best known for his role as Howard Burleigh on the hit TV show, Coach. ... Engel as Georgette on Mary Tyler Moore Georgia Bright Engel is an American film and television actress. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...

Contents

Origins

The creator and producer of the show, Barry Kemp, was an alumnus of the University of Iowa. He named the main character of Coach (Hayden Fox) after the University of Iowa's long-time football coach Hayden Fry. Many of the exterior shots of "Minnesota State" are actually of the University of Iowa, usually of students walking around the Iowa Memorial Union in downtown Iowa City. The screen shot when returning from commercial breaks is of the outside of the Hillcrest dormitory. Barry Kemp is a television producer and writer. ... The University of Iowa, also commonly called Iowa or U of I, is a major national research university located on a campus in Iowa City, Iowa, USA, on the banks of the Iowa River in East Central Iowa. ... John Hayden Fry (born February 28, 1929) was an NCAA Division I-A college football coach from 1962-1998 at SMU, North Texas, and the University of Iowa. ... The University of Iowa, also commonly called Iowa or U of I, is a major national research university located on a campus in Iowa City, Iowa, USA, on the banks of the Iowa River in East Central Iowa. ... Iowa City is a city in Johnson County, Iowa, USA. It is the principal city of the Iowa City, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of both Johnson and Washington counties. ... A typical American college dorm room Another typical not-so-clean college dorm room Watterson Towers, Illinois State University Potomac Hall, second-largest dormitory at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. ...


Setting

Minnesota State University

The fictional college Minnesota State University was intended to reflect the University of Minnesota and its team the Golden Gophers, but the University of Minnesota withdrew its approval. At the time no school was named Minnesota State University, but since then two schools in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System have renamed themselves such: Minnesota State University Mankato (formerly Mankato State University) and Minnesota State University Moorhead (formerly Moorhead State University). This article is about the oldest and largest campus of the University of Minnesota. ... The Minnesota Golden Gophers are the college sports team for the University of Minnesota. ... The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU) comprises 32 state-supported technical colleges, community colleges and state universities in Minnesota. ... Minnesota State University Mankato is a four year university and part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) located in Mankato, Minnesota, USA. The school currently has an enrollment of approximately 14,000 students and 600 full time faculty members. ... Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) is a four-year, public university and part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) located in Moorhead, Minnesota. ...


In the fictional world of Coach, Minnesota State takes the place of the University of Minnesota in the Big Ten Conference; in several episodes the characters talk about games with Big Ten schools like The University of Iowa and Michigan State University. The Minnesota State Screaming Eagle school colors of Purple and Gold are also the colors for Minnesota State University, Mankato and the Minnesota Vikings. The University of Minnesota has school colors of Maroon and Gold. The Screaming Eagles reflect the reputation of the real-world Golden Gophers, widely seen as a poor football team, albeit one with a glorious past. The location for the fictional Minnesota State University is never established. It is not located within the Twin Cities, as is the real University of Minnesota. In several episodes Hayden Fox refers to visiting Christine in the Twin Cities and it is evident that he is maintaining a long distance relationship. The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest Division I college athletic conference. ... Big Ten can refer to: Big Ten Conference, a college athletics conference Big Ten (movie studios), the largest movie studios in Hollywood This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Old Cap or Old Capitol Building, Iowas first state capitol building and a university landmark. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... Minnesota State University, Mankato is a four-year university located in Mankato, Minnesota. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969... A map of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. ... This article is about the oldest and largest campus of the University of Minnesota. ...


The Coach opening theme by J.A.C. Redford, which also served as the Minnesota State Screaming Eagles school song, bears more than a passing resemblance to the Minnesota March authored by John Phillip Sousa. The theme song was recorded by the Iowa State University Marching Band, and the band was also shown in the opening sequence of the show.[1][2] The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... John Philip Sousa John Philip Sousa (November 6, 1854 - March 6, 1932), is probably the most famous marching band conductor (although his band rarely marched) and composer in history. ... Iowa State University of Science and Technology (ISU) is a public land-grant and space-grant university located in Ames, Iowa, USA. Until 1959 it was known as Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. ...


In the 1993-1994 television season, Hayden Fox led his Minnesota State Screaming Eagles to victory in the Pioneer Bowl, held at the Alamodome, winning the National Championship. In real life, Florida State won the National Championship that season. The first Alamo Bowl and Pioneer Bowl games had not been played yet. Footage from the 1993 Minnesota vs. Wisconsin game held in the Metrodome was used for the actual game to represent Minnesota State and the fictional West Texas University. Al Michaels provides the commentary during the game. The Alamodome is a multi-purpose facility that is primarily used as a football/basketball stadium and convention center in San Antonio, Texas, USA. The facility opened on May 15, 1993, at a cost of $186 million. ... The Alamo Bowl is a major American college football bowl game played annually since 1993 in the 65,000-seat Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Pioneer Bowl is a bowl game between the highest placing football team from the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. ... The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome is a domed sports stadium in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944) is an American television sportscaster. ...


Orlando Breakers

In the 1995 season, Hayden gets a chance to fulfill his ultimate dream and become the head coach of a professional NFL team. But this opportunity comes at the expense of trying to do so with the fictional expansion team the Orlando Breakers, who are now owned by a recent widow, Doris Sherman played by Katherine Helmond who is more interested in making money off of the team rather than letting Coach Fox guide them to success on the football field. Nearly the entire crew from Minnesota State followed Hayden, including Luther and Dauber, who remained his assistant coaches. This is a list of television-related events in 1995. ... NFL redirects here. ... Katherine Marie Helmond (July 5, 1928, Galveston, Texas) is an American film, theater and television actress. ...


Series Finale

The final episode of the sitcom aired on ABC on May 14, 1997. The last scene in the final episode featured the whole cast thanking the audience for nine years of the show, with cast member Jerry Van Dyke denying the series ending thinking the show must go on. But the cast and director finally tell Van Dyke that the show is truly over, with Van Dyke still denying the show's finale - that is until the lights go out and Van Dyke finally accepts that the show is completed. Look up ABC in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Jerry Van Dyke (born July 27, 1931, in Danville, Illinois) is an American comedian and actor. ...


Syndication

Reruns of Coach have aired in syndication from September 1993 onward, and today they air on the USA Network // Original meaning and etymology The original meaning of the term coach was: a horse-drawn vehicle designed for the conveyance of more than one passenger — and of mail — and covered for protection from the elements. ... USA Network is a popular American cable television network with about 89 million household subscribers as of 2005. ...


DVD Releases

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has released season 1 of Coach on DVD in Region 1 for the very first time. The Second season was released on May 15, 2007. Universal Studios Home Entertainment (formerly Universal Studios Home Video or MCA/Universal Home Video) is a home video company founded in 1979. ...

Title Region 1 Region 2
The First Season June 13, 2006 August 7, 2006
The Second Season May 15, 2007 TBA
The Third Season TBA TBA
The First Season Special Edition
(Playbook Edition)
June 13, 2006
(only available in R1)
N/A

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References

  1. ^ http://www.music.iastate.edu/org/marching/history.php
  2. ^ http://www.project80s.com/television/television-80s.php?tvshow=Coach

External links

  • Episode guide
  • Coach blog

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Coach (TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (401 words)
Coach was an American television sitcom that aired on ABC from 1989 to 1997,The show was created and executive produced by Barry Kemp.
The series starred Craig T. Nelson as Hayden Fox, coach of the fictional Division I-A college football "Minnesota State University Screaming Eagles" (Minnesota State was intended to reflect the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers, but the U of M withdrew its approval).
In the 1995 season, Hayden's coaching staff is headhunted by the NFL to lead the fictional Orlando Breakers; these seasons are generally considered poor by fans of the show, some of whom believe them to be rehashings of plot elements from the first seasons.
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