Comedy Clicks – USA Edition – Coach

Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA. This month we are looking at a few Christmas feature length specials!

Today we will be looking at a comedy that ran for nine seasons – Coach

About the Show

Summary of Plot

Hayden Fox is the head coach of a university football team, and eats, sleeps and lives football.iMDB

Number of Seasons / Episodes

9 seasons


Craig T Nelson – Coach Hayden Fox
Jerry Van Dyke – Assistant Coach Luther Horatio Van Dam
Bill Fagerbakke – Dauber Dybinksi
Shelley Fabares – Christine Armstrong


  • The “Coach” theme song was performed by the Iowa State University Cyclone Football “Varsity” Marching Band. The Iowa State band was the winner of a national contest for the right to play the piece for TV.
  • When set in Minnesota, the outside shots of the campus, stadium, and office were filmed at the University of Iowa.
  • The Minnesota State Screamin’ Eagles was based on the Memphis Tigers logo.
  • Dauber’s full name is Michael Fabian Dybinski.
  • Series creator Barry Kemp wrote the Luther Van Dam character for Jerry Van Dyke who was instrumental in getting Kemp’s writing career started.



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